Holiday Traditions Come Alive at Epcot

On my annual quest to see as many holiday decorations as I can at Walt Disney World, discount viagra my next stop is Epcot. This park, to me, offers the widest range of holiday celebrations and the most variety. Whether you celebrate the Bethlehem Christmas Story, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, it’s here.

Epcot-JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the SeasonGreat musical performances are always taking place at Fountain Stage this time of year, and over in World Showcase at the American Gardens Theater is the ever-popular Candlelight Processional.

It’s so magical sitting at the American Gardens Theater under the stars with a balmy breeze from the water…ahhh, one of my favorite spots. Then add the inspiring music of a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir performing with a celebrity narrator telling the story of Christmas. It’s a beautiful program and a great tradition to add to holiday celebrations.

Epcot-CandlelightAnd speaking of traditions, each country in World Showcase shares their own holiday stories. (I’ve learned much more about the world at World Showcase than I ever did in school!)

I think the dancers and mariachis in Mexico are the most colorful of the country Epcot Holidays-Mexico Pavilioncelebrations. Canada presents their holiday traditions with a musical exploration across the Great White North. A must see is the Chinese Lion Dance for good fortune and happiness!

And, there are many other countries to explore – catch Père Noël in France, Helga in Germany, Father Christmas in the UK…and oh, Mr. and Mrs. Santa at the American Adventures. You see why I said Epcot offers the most variety when it comes to the Holiday Celebrations.

In true Disney holiday tradition a perfect Disney day must be ended the perfect Disney way… with holiday fireworks, of course!

Joyeux Noel, Buone Feste Natalizie, and Feliz Navidad!

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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