Orlando Vacation Homes LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- World Showcase transforms into a splendor of international holiday traditions and storytelling when Epcot presents Holidays Around the World Nov. 23-Dec. 30.
Holiday icons -- such as France's Père Noël and Italy's La Befana -- make special appearances in their respective countries, while Santa Claus himself pays visits to The American Adventure. Hanukah and Kwanzaa customs are also showcased.

A highlight of Holidays Around the World, Candlelight Processional, treats guests to a grand musical performance featuring a mass choir and a full orchestra, accompanied by a celebrity narrator who retells the beloved story of Christmas. Presentations are daily at America Gardens Theatre (seating is limited). Scheduled celebrity narrators include (subject to change):

  • Nov. 23-25: basketball legend David Robinson (NBA's San Antonio Spurs)
  • Nov. 26-28: actor John O'Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars)
  • Nov. 29-Dec. 1: actor Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother)
  • Dec. 2-4: actor Dennis Franz (Die Hard 2, NYPD Blue)
  • Dec. 5-7: actress/singer Monique Coleman (High School Musical, High School Musical 2)
  • Dec. 8-10: contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman (Speechless, The Moment)
  • Dec. 11-13: Broadway theater legend Chita Rivera (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink)
  • Dec. 14-16: TBD
  • Dec. 17-19: actor Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Left Behind: The Movie)
  • Dec. 20-22: actor Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice, Battlestar Galactica)
  • Dec. 23-25: actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, CSI: NY)
  • Dec. 26-28: singer, dancer & actress Rita Moreno (The Electric Company, West Side Story)
  • Dec. 29-30: actress Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, The West Wing)

    There's still more holiday fun included with Epcot admission:

  • At nightfall, Mickey Mouse and his friends host a gala tree-lighting ceremony -- Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat -- complete with music and storytelling, in World Showcase Plaza.
  • A dazzling synchronized light show -- The Lights of Winter -- illuminates a canopy adorning the World Showcase breezeway bridge.
  • The laser, lights and fireworks spectacular, "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth," complete with a holiday finale, caps the celebration.

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