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EPCOT Live Entertainment

D I S C O V E R   T H E   W O N D E R

December 4 - 10, 2016

Future World 9am - 9:30pm
World Showcase 11am - 9:30pm

Tuesday 9:30pm-11:30pm
Thursday 8am-9am

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Park Hours and Special Events

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Candlelight Processional: November 25 - December 30 @ 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15
A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.
Celebrity narrators:

Holidays around the World: November 25 - December 30
Throughout World Showcase, international storytellers share traditions and tales from their homeland. Strolling along the promenade during the Holidays around the World celebration may put you face-to-face with the good-hearted witch La Befana, known in Italy for filling children’s shoes with treats, or the jolly gift-bearer Father Christmas in the United Kingdom. There are meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the American Adventure, plus other legendary icons who share messages of goodwill. The celebrations of Kwanzaa and Hanukkah are celebrated as well. The evening is capped by “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” the mesmerizing Epcot spectacular on World Showcase lagoon featuring fireworks, laser lights and water choreographed to a musical soundtrack – with a holiday finale.

New Year's Eve
Guests can celebrate all night long at Epcot. DJs and live music around World Showcase bring guests to their feet with beats from around the globe. Two showings of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks spectacular at 6 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., followed by a countdown and pyrotechnic salute to the New Year will top off the celebration.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts: January 13–February 20(Fridays through Mondays)
A trifecta of global masterpieces: combining visual, culinary and performing arts for six colorful weekends. A collaboration with Disney Theatrical will bring an exciting new showcase of favorite music and Broadway talent to the America Gardens Theatre stage.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: March 1-May 29
Garden Rocks Concert Series acts(Friday-Monday):

"Sounds Like Summer": June 4-July 22 @ 5:30, 6:45 & 8:00pm
Dance to classic hits performed by an eclectic mix of rockin' bands!

  • TBA June 4-10
  • TBA June 11-17
  • TBA June 18-24
  • TBA June 25-July 1
  • TBA July 2-8
  • TBA July 9-15
  • TBA July 16–22

Independence Day, July 4
Guests visiting Epcot on July 4 will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Disney characters dressed in patriotic attire throughout the afternoon at the American Adventure Pavilion. Voices of Liberty, the eight-part a capella group, will have special performances at American Gardens Theatre at 12:30, 1:45 and 3 p.m. They also will perform inside the American Adventure Rotunda at 4:15 and 5 p.m. that day. That evening, the spectacular fireworks and laser show “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” lights the night at 10 p.m. with a heart-pounding grand finale in a salute to America.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: August 31-November 13
Savor fine wines and delectable cuisine during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival featuring live entertainment, guest chefs, culinary demonstrations, seminars and winemaker dinners.
Eat To The Beat! acts:

  • TBA August 31-November 13

Thanksgiving Parade of Bands presented by Bob Rogers Travel
Outstanding High School Bands and the Boston Brass perform at Fountain Stage Plaza.
Thanksgiving Day at 10:30am.

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Daisy Duck

Main Entrance
Daily 8:45am-12:15pm & 1:25pm-3:55pm

Chip and Dale's Harvest Feast

Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land.
Daily 8:00am-11:00am, 11:45am-3:45pm & 4:00pm-9:15pm

JAMMitors trashcan

Comedic cacophony and percussive artistry.
Future World East
Daily at 9:10, 10:10 & 11:10am, 12:10, 1:35, 2:35 & 3:35pm
Length of show: 10 minutes

"Turtle Talk With Crush"

Interactive fun with the computer world takes a giant step forward as a computer-animated character carries on conversations with Epcot guest-type "dudes"; performances are approximately 10 minutes in duration in The Seas With Nemo & Friends.
Daily continuously from 9:40am(9:00am Thu) to 9:00pm(9:20pm Tue)
Extra Magic Hours - Tuesday 9:40pm to 11:00pm & Thursday 8:40am to 9:00am
Sign language interpreted performance Friday at 11:40am.
Upon entering the pavilion, see a host/hostess if necessary for directions to “Turtle Talk with Crush” (1st floor).

Epcot Character Spot

Mickey, Minnie & Goofy, Baymax at Hiro's Workshop and Joy & Sadness at Headquarters
Daily continuously from park opening to park closing
Extra Magic Hours - Tuesday 9:30pm to 11:15pm

NP Disney Visa Card Character Experience

Imagination Pavilion to the left of the entrance to the Pixar Film Festival.
Daily continuously from 1:00pm to 7:00pm

NP Fountain of Nations Shows

The shows are rotated every quarter hour in no specific order:

Fountain of Nations Stage

American Music Machine

Enjoy the sounds of the Season as this five person a cappela group performs some of the holiday's most beloved songs in their unique style.
Daily at 1:00, 2:00. 3:00, 4:00 & 6:00pm
Length of show: 15 minutes

JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

A unique blend of the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational Music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B, and Urban Music.
Daily at 1:25, 2:25, 3:25 & 4:25pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

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Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

Ever dreamed of being a secret agent? You can go undercover with Agent P—the alter ego of Perry the Platypus from the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb—on an interactive quest around World Showcase. Recruiting near Odyssey Bridge.
Daily 11:00am-5:00pm Phineas & Ferb merchandise

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

World Showcase comes alive with the brilliance and splendor of music, lights, lasers, water fountains, and custom pyrotechnics in our signature nighttime spectacular.
Nightly at 9:30pm
Length of show: 12 minutes
Pre-show music revealed! - updated as of July 4, 2004


Meet Pluto

Daily continuously 11:30am-2:00pm & 3:10pm-6:30pm

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Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North.
Daily at 12:25, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:25 & 6:00pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

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British Revolution (British Airwaves outside Disney) guitar

British rock-n-roll from the 60s to the 80s.
Sunday-Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:50, 5:05, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm
Length of show: 30 minutes


Lively, acoustic musical repertoire from Scottish, English and Irish traditions.
Sunday & Wednesday-Saturday at 11:00 & 11:50am, 12:45, 1:40, 2:35, 3:30 & 4:45pm
Length of show: 15 minutes

Rose & Crown Pub Musician

Lively pub music.
Sunday-Thursday at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15pm
Length of show: 45 minutes

Disney Characters

Alice in Wonderland daily at 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:20 & 5:20pm
Mary Poppins daily at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00pm

Father Christmas

Did you know that the custom of decorating with boughs of holly began in the United Kingdom? So did Christmas cards! Meet our jolly Father Christmas and hear his tales of Christmas past as you prepare for Christmas present.
Daily at 1:05, 2:00, 2:55, 4:30, 5:40, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of show: 15 minutes

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Disney Characters

Belle daily at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:50, 3:50 & 4:50pm
Princess Aurora(Sleeping Beauty)
daily at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:20, 5:20 & 6:20pm

Serveur Amusant

Comical waiter and wine steward.
Sunday-Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 12:45, 1:35, 2:25, 3:05, 3:55 & 4:40pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

Père Noël

Père Noël awaits your visit as he unfolds the story of little Babbette and her wishes at Christmastime. You can share your wishes with Père Noël, too! Celebrate and enjoy the foods that make up le rèveillon, our Christmas Eve feast.
Daily at 11:20 & 11:55am, 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3:40, 4:25 & 5:40pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of show: 15 minutes

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Musique Aramenco

Music of Morocco & belly dancer.
Sunday & Wednesday-Saturday at 1:20, 2:20, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:30 & 7:45pm
Length of show: 25 minutes

Restaurant Marrakesh

Traditional music and belly dancer. For dining Guests only
Daily at 12:50, 1:50, 2:50, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm
Belly Dancer begins 10 minutes after show begins.
Length of show: 25 minutes

Disney Characters near Restaurant Marrakesh

Princess Jasmine appears intermittently.
Daily at 11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 4:35 & 5:35pm

Moroccan Holiday Storyteller

A Moroccan storyteller invites guests to join her on a journey to experience the gaiety of festivals, holiday traditions, and celebrations that are like the “spice of life” across Morocco.
Daily at 12:45, 2:00, 2:50, 3:25, 5:15, 6:10 & 7:25pm
Length of show: 15 minutes

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Rhythmic magic of traditional Taiko Drummers.
Daily at 11:45am, 12:30, 1:10, 2:00, 2:40, 3:25 & 4:15pm
Length of show: 15 minutes Matsuriza music & video

Daruma Vendor

Happy New Year! It's time to sweep away the old, a time for fresh starts and thanking our family and friends for sharing the year with us! Meet our engaging Daruma vendor and hear the story of the Daruma doll.
Daily at 12:00, 12:45, 1:45, 3:00, 4:30, 5:15, 6:10 & 6:45pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of show: 15 minutes


Candlelight Processional

This year's performances of the beloved retelling of the Christmas story will be presented each evening at 5:00(not Sun 12/4), 6:45 and 8:15p.m. The program features a live massed choir, a 50-piece orchestra, and a guest celebrity narrator.
Edward James Olmos Sunday-Tuesday
Anthony Mackie Wednesday-Friday
Robby Benson Saturday-Monday(December 10-12)
Length of show: 55 minutes
Sign language interpreted: all performances

Upcoming Shows

Candlelight Processional:
A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.
Celebrity narrators:
Garden Rocks: March 3-May 29
Sounds Like Summer: June 4-July 22
Eat To The Beat!: September 13-November 13


Official State Sites

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Voices of Liberty - Dickens Carolers

American Adventure Rotunda
Inspired a cappella renditions of the best loved Americana Christmas music.
Daily at 11:45am, 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30 & 4:15pm
Length of show: 15 minutes Voices of Liberty CDs

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa's ear and take your picture sitting on his knee. Even Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help wth your wishes!
Daily at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of greeting: 70 minutes


Let the Hanukkah storyteller take you back, as you hear the story behind the rich Jewish traditions of Hanukkah. You'll hear about the miracle of the lamp that burned for eight days, and the story of the brave Maccabees, who defeated a mighty empire and won the right to worship in their own way.
Daily at 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00 & 4:45pm
Length of show: 15 minutes


Come hear about the wonderful celebration of Kwanzaa. This truly unique African-American holiday commemorates not only the harvest, but also traditional African values and unity of the family. Our Storyteller brings to light the rich heritage this cultural and spiritual celebration represents and highlights the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Daily at 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45 & 4:30pm
Length of show: 15 minutes

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International interactive juggler.
Sunday-Thursday at 11:50am, 12:35, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 3:50 & 4:40pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

La Befana

La Befana is Italy's good Christmas witch! She comes down the chimney of the little bambinos, or children, and leaves them treats. Come hear her sweet story of how the Epiphany is the day we love to celebrate in Italia.
Daily at 1:40, 2:35, 3:30, 4:25, 5:45, 6:25, 7:00 & 7:30pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of show: 15 minutes

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Margret Almer & The Bavarian Band

One of the most famous and popular show bands known for their highly successful shows and great music all over the world.
Sunday-Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 1:05, 2:10, 3:10, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm
Length of show: 25 minutes

Oktoberfest Musikanten mug of beer

Experience the excitement of Oktoberfest with a festive dinner show in the Biergarten. For dining Guests only
Daily at 11:45am, 12:35, 1:25, 2:15, 3:05, 3:55, 4:45, 5:45, 6:40, 7:35, 8:30 & 9:30pm
Length of show: 25 minutes Oktoberfest Musikanten CDs

Snow White - Meet and Greet

Daily at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:20 & 6:20pm


Did you know that many of our modern day holiday customs originated in Germany? Come hear about the very first Christmas tree, the first Nutcracker, and the Christmas pickle. You can help decorate our tree or listen as our band plays some of your favorite Christmas carols.
Daily at 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:40, 5:25, 6:35, 7:35 & 8:30pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Pre-2004: St. Nicholas, from 2004 to the present: Helga
Length of show: 25 minutes

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Chinese Lion Dancers

The China pavilion bursts to life with the vibrant Chinese Lion Dance, bringing good fortune and happiness to all in honor of major holidays such as the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival.
Daily at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:40pm
Length of show: 15 minutes

The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats tumbling gymnast

A variety of thrilling acts direct from China.
Daily at 4:10, 5:10, 6:10, 7:10 & 8:10pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

Disney Characters

Characters from the Disney classic "Mulan".
Mulan: Daily at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:50 & 4:50pm

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NP Princess Storybook Dining

Akershus Restaurant
Daily from 8:00am to 12:30pm; 1:10pm to 3:15pm; 4:45pm to 8:30pm

NP Norway Vikings

Daily at 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:15, 1:00, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 & 5:30pm

Royal Sommerhus

Chill out with Frozen royalty, Anna & Elsa, and enjoy an enchanted Character Greeting in their new summer home.
Daily continuously from park opening to park closing

Sigrid and Julenissen

If you've ever wondered how they celebrate Christmas in Norway, you must go and visit our storyteller Sigrid, a beautiful farm girl, who will give you all the details, and tell you of the mischievous Julenissen, or Christmas Gnome. Be forewarned though, Julenissen has been known to play a little trick or two on the storyteller herself. Julenissen's antics will delight and confound you. A true Norwegian Christmas experience.
Daily at 11:15am, 12:00, 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, 3:45, 4:45 & 5:45pm
Read the "Holidays Around the World" sign.
Length of show: 15 minutes

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Mariachis and Dancers

Guests will enjoy the songs and traditions of “Fiesta de Navidad,” featuring colorful dancers and mariachis, who celebrate the holiday customs of Mexico in an interactive, musical performance.
Daily at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm
Length of show: 20 minutes

Disney Characters

"Mexico Donald"
Daily intermittently from 12:00pm-3:00pm & 4:10pm-7:00pm

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