A Disney World Christmas vacation is not complete without visiting the Holidays Around The World at Epcot.
Here each of the 11 countries represented in the World Showcase have storytellers that share how either the Christmas or New Year's Holidays are celebrated in their respective countries. You will get to hear about the traditions in an engaging live presentation that occurs throughout the day at Epcot.
In Mexico you will get to meet Los Tres Reyes Magos, otherwise known as the Three Kings or Three Wise Men. They will tell their story and they will tell how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico including the importance of the Poinsettias.
In Italy you will meet La Befana, the Good Christmas Witch. She will tell her story of how she remembers the Epiphany and the first Christmas over 2000 years ago.
In Norway we meet Sigrid and Julenissen. Julenissen is considered to be the mischievious Christmas gnome.
He is the guardian of every Norwegian family's welfare, so Norwegian children are taught to leave a steaming bowl of porridge for Julenissen during the Christmas Holiday to thank him.
Holidays Around The World
At Epcot you will not only be entertained by the great storytellers, you will be able to learn more about these great countries and their cultures. November and December brings many great opportunities at the Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the Christmas Season and Epcot is the one place that showcases the true meaning of Christmas.