6 tips for visiting Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays with Kids

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Epcot is one of our favorite parks, even my preschooler loves it so we are always seeking all the fun extra things to do with kids during Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays . With all the festivals the park now host there are tons of additions that are perfect for kids!

Epcot's Festival of the Holidays Aurora

Holiday Cookie Stroll

Returning this year is the Festival of the Holiday’s Cookie Stroll. This is fun and affordable as each cookie is $2 each. Plus what kid doesn’t love a cookie. You can read more about it here on my blog post all about the new Cookie Stroll.

Holiday Cookie Epcot's Festival of the Holidays


Chip and Dales Ornament Hunt

We love the scavenger hunts that come with each festival. My toddler is now old enough to enjoy and understand them and she has a blast. It also makes our stroll through the World Showcase that much better! I have to say this one was a little bit tougher even for Mom and Dad but we still had a lot of fun doing it. Upon completion you get to pick out a set of Holiday Cards. The cost for the map is $6.99 and if your an Annual Passholder you do get a discount.

Chip and Dales Ornament Hunt


Storytellers Around World Showcase

One of my favorite things about Epcot that has been around for years is the Story Tellers Around World Showcase. Most of the countries have some kind of storyteller that talks about their Holiday traditions like Pierre Noel in France, Three Kings in Mexico, Father Christmas in the United Kingdom. You can also meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the American Pavilion. Guide and times can be found in the Parks Times Guide.

Pierre Noel France Epcot's Festival of the Holidays

Disney Characters in Holiday Attire

I always love when the characters have on special outfits. In Walt Disney World I feel like that doesn’t happen enough so it’s exciting the few times it does. At Epcot you can see Belle in her Christmas dress, as well as Pluto and Daisy with a touch of Holiday Cheer. Some of the princesses also have an extra touch of Holiday Magic as well. A Times guide with locations and meeting times is available inside the park.

Festival of the Holidays Pluto

Taste Treats from Holiday Kitchens

There are more Holiday Kitchens this year and many Kid Friendly things to eat. Taste favorites from around the World. Inside the Festival Passport anything that has a Gingerbread Man next to it is kid friendly.

Epcot's Festival of the Holidays Food

Yule Log Epcot's Festival of the Holidays


This is here all year and is always a fun addition to Epcot park day. Stop in each country at the Kid Cot Station for a Passport Stamp and card with information about each country. Each card also has a little coloring page as well.

If you have older kids don’t miss out on Candlelight Processional. It’s the best event at Christmas Disney has to offer in my opinion but it is hard to do with younger children.

Walt Disney World has so much to offer during the Holiday Season. Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays is one of those not to miss places that just makes me so happy. Do you have a favorite place during the holidays at Disney?


Here are some other post I think you will love

20 Ideas for your Holiday Mischief with Stitch 

10 Characters to See in their Christmas Outfits at Walt Disney World


Epcot Festival of the Holidays with Kids


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