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Traditions Abound at Epcot this Holiday Season

Holidays Around the World

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Traditions Abound at Epcot this Holiday Season

Holiday Decorations at Epcot

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Epcot World Showcase transforms into a splendor of international holiday traditions and storytelling beginning in November and continuing through the end of December. Holiday icons who delight children around the globe, such as France's Père Noël and Italy's La Befana will make special appearances in their respective countries, while Santa Claus himself pays visits to the American Adventure showcase. Guests see holiday traditions and legends as they are observed around the world, with Hanukah and Kwanzaa customs on display as well.

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. Guests with a long holiday shopping list will discover one-of-a-kind gifts with international flair throughout World Showcase boutiques. The special holiday fun is included with regular Epcot admission.

During the Holiday celebration, the tradition of the Candlelight Processional is performed three times each evening at Epcot's American Pavilion.

As an added bonus, guests with a long holiday shopping list will discover one-of-a-kind gifts with international flair throughout World Showcase.

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Photos: Holiday photos from Walt Disney World

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