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EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Kitchen
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First Look at Holiday Kitchens for This Year’s EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Preparations for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays are in full swing, with announcements already made for the first round of celebrity narrators at Candlelight Processional, storytellers returning to the countries of World Showcase and more. If you love EPCOT’s festivals for their foodie scene, you’ll be excited to learn some of the details that have been coming together regarding the outdoor kitchens for this year’s event.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Kitchen

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Holiday Kitchens will be stationed around World Showcase serving up traditional seasonal food from countries around the globe. Disney is still working out the details for many of the kitchens, but we do know so far that classics like slow-roasted turkey will be featured as well as a holiday pot pie.

On the dessert end, pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake will be making an appearance this year (that alone has us thinking we need to book a Disney trip during the holidays asap!) and peppermint sundaes. The annual cookie stroll will be returning to World Showcase for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, too.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Kitchen

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A brand new kitchen debuting for the 2021 Festival of the Holidays will be the Chestnut & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen, and it sounds delicious! This kitchen will be offering fire-roasted chestnuts and cinnamon-glazed almonds and cashews. Can you imagine how good it’s going to smell by that kitchen? Disney should bottle that up and sell it as air freshener or candles…

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Kitchen

Credit: Disney

We’ll be back with more details on this year’s Holiday Kitchens as we have them! In the meantime save the dates as you plan your holiday visit to EPCOT: The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays goes from November 26 to December 30, 2021, and bookings for the dinner packages for Candlelight Processional open on October 26. Remember to have valid theme park admission and a park reservation to attend the festival.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."