The holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends, maybe exchanging some thoughtful gifts and, of course, sharing plate after plate of delicious food. So, it’s no surprise that seasonal favorites from around the world, from roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce to Hannukah-favorite latkes, are some of the highlights of the Epcot Festival of the Holidays. Christmas cookies included!
Unfortunately, this jolly soiree is also the shortest of the Epcot festivals, at just over a month. While the holidays at Disney World are in full swing around the rest of the Central Florida resort by November 12, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs from November 26 to December 30, 2021.
For this Epcot holiday food guide, we’ll unwrap all of the tempting choices on the Festival of the Holidays 2021 menu, along with some helpful tips for making the most of your experience. So, bring your best ugly Christmas sweater and an appetite and let’s get started!
Holiday Kitchens: Epcot Festival of the Holidays 2021 Food Booths
With a delicious slate of festivals virtually all year long, there’s no denying that Epcot is a foodie’s dream. But, there’s something about the magic of Disney World during Christmastime that makes Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays extra special.
For this seasonal smorgasbord, you’ll visit food booths spread throughout World Showcase at Epcot. Christmas around the world, and other winter holidays, are cozy affairs, with plenty of dishes to warm the body and soul. Sample these yuletide treasures inspired by recipes from across the globe at 14 different holiday kitchens.
Epcot Holiday Festival Menus
Hungry for more details? Write your foodie wish list with these Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2021 menus.
American Holiday Table | American Adventure Pavilion
Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
Holiday Pot Pie with Jackfruit, Mushrooms, Carrots, Peas, Onions and Puff Pastry (plant-based)
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cheesecake with Cranberry Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with Dark Chocolate (Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)
Bell’s Bright White Ale from Comstock, MI
3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter from St. Petersburg, FL
Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout from Titusville, FL
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen | Germany Pavilion
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage
Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes
Linzer Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)
Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider from Frankfurt, Germany
The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier from Miami, FL
Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock from Bavaria, Germany
Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen | Near Disney Traders (New!)
Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Fire-roasted Chestnuts (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Gourmet Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hazel Nutty-Cracker Sweet Stout
Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Whipped Cream and Candied Nuts
T.G. Lee Eggnog with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
The Donut Box | Near Test Track
Pumpkin Cake Donut with Pumpkin Spice Icing
Holiday Donut with Coconut and Crisp Pearls
Chocolate Peppermint Donut
Egg Nog and Cream-filled Donut with Cinnamon Icing and Crumbled Gingersnap Cookies
Gingerbread Milkshake (non-alcoholic)
Guinness Gingerbread Stout from Dublin, Ireland
Gingerbread Milkshake with Whipped Cream Vodka
Holiday Hearth Desserts | Near Port of Entry
Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
Peppermint Bark (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Gingerbread Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)
Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)
Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
Holiday Sweets & Treats | Near Port of Entry
Peppermint Sundae with Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Chocolate Tokyo Banana: Cocoa, Calpico, Banana Syrup and Vodka
Pomegranate Draft Lager: Rice Lager with hints of Pomegranate and Lemon
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina | Morocco Pavilion
Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli
Lamb Kefta (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Harissa Chicken (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip
Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache and Sesame Tuille
Stem Ciders Lavender Apple Hard Cider from Denver, CO
Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider from Nellysford, VA
Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider from Middlebury, VT
Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen | Italy Pavilion
Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy Half-moon Breaded Mozzarella-filled Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce
Ravioli: Shrimp Ravioli in Scampi Sauce with White Wine, Garlic, Lemon Zest and Parsley
Bomboloni alla Cioccolato-Nocciola: Chocolate-filled Italian Doughnut with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Powdered Sugar
Banfi Rosa Regale
Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
Yukon Holiday Kitchen | Canada Pavilion
Seared Scallops with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes
Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse and Cranberry rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake
SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® bar pieces (Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)
Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
81Bay Brewing Co. Maple Cinnamon Coffee Beer from Tampa, FL
Playalinda Brewing Company Maple Cookie Blonde Ale from Titusville, FL
Collective Arts Stranger Than Peanut Butter & Banana Porter from Hamilton, Ontario
Chateau des Charmes Icewine
Chateau des Charmes Red Wine
Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
Other Yuletide Treat Locations at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
While you’ll find most of the Epcot Christmas food offerings at the festival’s holiday kitchens, you can also snag some seasonal sweets and sips at a few of the permanent snack stands located throughout the park.
Funnel Cake | Between the American Adventure Pavilion and Japan Pavilion
Mini Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake crowned with Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Graham Cracker Crumbles
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company | Throughout Epcot
Carolers’ Cold Brew: Joffrey’s French Roast Cold Brew swirled with Brown Butter Toffee, Swiss Chocolate Syrup and Sweet Cream and topped with Whipped Cream and Twix candy pieces
Refreshment Outpost | Between the China Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
Coconut-Pineapple Cake with Pineapple DOLE Whip
Stella Artois Midnight Lager
81Bay Brewing Co. Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer from Tampa, FL
Three Daughters Brewing Spicy Cinnamon Hard Cider from St. Petersburg
Refreshment Port | Showcase Plaza
Coquito Soft-serve Waffle Cone
Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey, Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions
3 Daughters Brewing Cranberry Hard Cider from St. Petersburg, FL
Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail: Vodka with Pumpkin Chai Tea, Ginger, and Lime
Coquito Soft-serve with Spiced Rum
Can’t Decide? Channel Your Inner Santa Claus with the Holiday Cookie Stroll
Are your favorite holiday goodies all shapes and flavors of cookies? (With a glass of milk, of course – just like Santa!) Then make like jolly, old St. Nick himself and sample some of the festival’s best seasonal sweets during the Holiday Cookie Stroll. This cookie crawl shines a spotlight on one of the season’s most beloved desserts and even comes with a free treat just for trying them all.
To join the fun, collect stamps in your Festival Passport for each of the cookies on the list as you try them. Then, head to Holiday Sweets & Treats to claim your reward. Here are the featured desserts this year:
American Holiday Table – Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen – Linzer Cookie
Holiday Hearth Desserts – Gingerbread Cookie
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen – Black and White Cookie
Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Snickers-Doodle Cookie with Snickers candy pieces
Disney Festival of the Holidays 2021 Tips & Tricks
Here are our tips and tricks for enjoying holidays around the world, Epcot-style:
Figure out your food budget and must-eat (and drink!) items before you go.
Sure, the sample-sized portions and reasonable prices seem like they’ll be easy on the wallet when you first place your order. But who can stop at just one or two delicious plates? If you aren’t careful, all those yummy Epcot festival food and drink items add up quickly for both the stomach and budget. To ensure you stay on track, we recommend you check out the menus ahead of time (like those above) and plan what you absolutely must try so you don’t go overboard.
Try more dishes and stick to your budget by sharing.
At the Disney World Festival of the Holidays, sharing is caring. After all, who doesn’t love being able to sample more without having to pay more? However, keep in mind that we are still in a pandemic, so be sure to grab an extra fork or two to avoid spreading germs.
Enjoy some festival entertainment while you eat.
With an unofficial pastime like drinking and eating around the world, food is obviously a highlight of any trip to Epcot. To take your visit to the next level, DIY your own Disney dinner show by bringing your delicious haul to one of the festival’s entertainment offerings. With its abundant seating, Candlelight Processional is an excellent choice or watch one of the holiday storytellers, listen to Mariachi Cobre or be awed by the Chinese Lion Dance.
Sample new flavors.
One of the best things about going to Epcot’s festivals is getting to try all of the scrumptious dishes and drinks from around the world. Best of all, with portion sizes that aren’t too intimidating, you don’t need to commit to too much to really get a taste. We like to use this as an opportunity to push our tastebuds and eat something we haven’t before. You never know, you might come away with a new favorite.
Visit during the weekdays for fewer crowds.
Not just a favorite of culinary-minded tourists from out of state, Epcot is also beloved by locals thanks to its rotating menu of festivals and appropriately themed food and drink offerings. As a result, the park can get exceptionally busy over the weekends. However, stick to the weekdays, and you should see more manageable crowds.
Take your time and savor the experience.
With such a lengthy list of tempting items to try, it can be tempting to power your way through as many of them as possible as quickly as possible. Instead, save yourself a stomachache by taking your time between courses. Feel free to take a few loops around World Showcase or stop to explore the pavilions and watch some of the entertainment. You’ll have a much more fulfilling experience.
Well holiday fans, that wraps up our guide to the many delicious things available at this year’s Festival of the Holidays at Epcot. We don’t know about you, but we’re planning an absolute feast for our visit.