Disney Unwraps Christmas Details

The Christmas season at Orlando’s Walt Disney World will feature several new entertainment options.

There’s a new name in town. Epcot ‘International Festival of Holidays’, replaces the old ‘Holidays Around the World’ designation, which brings it in line with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

For live entertainment, look for Mostly Kosher, a group that will perform Hanukkah classics in the America Pavilion. Returning with be Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season and the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

Epcot will also feature 15 Holiday Kitchens. The festival runs from Nov. 19 through Dec. 30, including the traditional Candlelight Processional, which begins its three-show nights on Nov. 24. All events are included in regular Epcot admission.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “Sunset Seasons Greetings,” a projection show that will turn use surfaces along Sunset Boulevard — billboards, Hollywood Tower Hotel and — to display holiday imagery.

The big dinosaur near Echo Lake is getting a Santa hat and the “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam” projection show will return for a second year. Hollywood Studios’ holiday festivities, which are included in park admission, kick in Nov. 9.

At Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party begins Nov. 9. The extra-ticket event will include a “Frozen”-themed lighting of Cinderella Castle, the “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” show, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” and the “Holiday Wishes” fireworks presentation.