2021 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Foodie Guide

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

Whether you’re visiting Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, Food & Wine Festival or Festival of the Arts, while the inspiration behind the celebration changes, one thing remains the same: a tasty array of globally inspired food and drinks. And the same can be said for the Epcot Christmas festival.

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

Cake with ice cream on top

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

Food Items:

  • 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)

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Beer Flight

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen | Germany Pavilion

Food Items:

  • 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)

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Beer Flight

Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen | Near Disney Traders (New!)

Roasted Chesnuts in a bowl

Food Items:

  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (gluten/wheat-friendly)

Beverages:

  • 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

Food Items:

  • 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

Beverages:

  • Gingerbread Milkshake (non-alcoholic)
  • Guinness Gingerbread Stout from Dublin, Ireland
  • Gingerbread Milkshake with Whipped Cream Vodka

Holiday Hearth Desserts | Near Port of Entry

Variety of Holiday Desserts

Food Items:

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Mouse Crunch
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

Holiday Sweets & Treats | Near Port of Entry

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae with Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Redemption Cookie (Cookie Stroll treat)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter from St. Petersburg, FL
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Coquito Beer from Doral, FL
  • Brew Hub S’mores Black Lager from Lakeland, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Alcoholic Cordials, including Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Beer Flight

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen | Between the Morocco and France Pavilions

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Potato Latkes (plant-based, gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie (plant-based, Holiday Cookie Stroll treat)

Beverages:

  • Shmaltz Brewing Company Hanukkah Beer from Clifton Park, NY
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen | France Pavilion

Food Items:

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked Salmon Napoleon with layers of Smoked Salmon, Dill Mousse and Crème Fraîche Mousse served in Brioche
  • Dinde Forestière, Patates Douces Rôties: Turkey with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions in a Mustard Cream Sauce served with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Bûche de Noël Chocolat Blanc, Framboise: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Biscuit, White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Fudge Coating

Beverages:

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini with Grey Goose Vanilla, Vodka, Chocolate Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Louis de Camponac
  • Rosé Pétillant Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise: Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pink Flamingo
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine with Orange Juice and Cranberry Syrup

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen | Mexico Pavilion

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Purée, Salsa Verde, Queso Cotija, Crema Mexicana and Pickled Onion
  • Tamal de Barbacoa: Shredded Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Masa topped with Ranchera Salsa, Queso Cotija, and Crema Mexicana (gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with Cinnamon-Sugar

Beverages:

  • Cranberry-Cinnamon Margarita: Apple-Cinnamon infused Ilegal Mezcal, Cranberry Juice, Orange Liqueur, and Lime Juice with a Cinnamon-Sugar Rim
  • Horchata Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Abasolo Corn Whisky, Agua de Horchata and Cinnamon Horchata Run
  • Mistletoe Cerveza: Tulum Artisanal Lager with Blackcurrant Liqueur

Mele Kalikimaka | Near Traveler’s Café 

Food Items:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu-Mayonnaise and Yucca Chips
  • Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut

Beverages:

  • Kona Brewing Co. Mai Time Wheat Ale from Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine from St. Petersburg, FL
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen | Japan Pavilion

Food Items:

  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables on an artistic bed of Rice
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in a Hot Dashi Soup with Shrimp Tempura, Fish Cake, Shiitake Mushrooms and Chopped Green Onion
  • Mont Blanc Tart: Matcha Mousse Tart with a Sweet Red Bean Center sprinkled with Konpeito Sugar Candy

Beverages:

  • Chocolate Banana Boba: Cocoa, Calpico, Banana Syrup and Strawberry Popping Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Choya Sparkling Plum Wine: Umeshu Smooth Sparkling Wine
  • 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

Food Items:

  • 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

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Cider Flight

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen | Italy Pavilion

Food Items:

  • 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

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Banfi Rosa Regale
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Peroni Pilsner

Yukon Holiday Kitchen | Canada Pavilion

Food Items:

  • 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)

Beverages:

  • 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
  • Beer Flight

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

Food Items:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake crowned with Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Graham Cracker Crumbles

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company | Throughout Epcot

Beverages:

  • 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

Food Items:

  • Coconut-Pineapple Cake with Pineapple DOLE Whip 

Beverages:

  • 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

Food Items:

  • Coquito Soft-serve Waffle Cone
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey, Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverages:

  • 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.

Don’t just devour all things food-related at Epcot! Give your tastebuds a break by trying some of the park’s attractions with our 1-Day Epcot Plan. Or, supersize your food budget with the help of our discounted Walt Disney World tickets.  

Are you going to the Festival of the Holidays? Which holiday kitchen or dish is on your list? Let us know in the comments!

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