Meet Father Christmas At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

At Epcot's World showcase guests can experience a world tour holiday traditions in a single afternoon. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays offers sights, sounds, and tastes of holiday mythology and lore from the 11 countries that are represented around the lagoon. In the United Kingdom Father Christmas takes the stage to delight young and old alike with customs from the British Isles.


Lush Gardens With Bright PoinsetiaLush Gardens With Bright Poinsettia


The intricate gardens of the UK Pavilion are lush and vibrant right now. Vibrant plantings compliments towers of bright red poinsettia, and Christmas Trees with plaid bows golden accents. There's a cheerful feeling in the air and the holiday spirit pervades every inch of the land.

Father Christmas tells joyful tales of the many Christmas traditions that originated in the United Kingdom. From the ringing of the bells, yuletide carols, the history of Christmas cards, and even an ancient Druid story about the hanging of the mistletoe at winter solstice. His jovial manner and rosy cheeks just make a person want to smile, and grown-ups will find if they pay close attention he's just a little bit naughty. Though that humor will go right over the heads of the younger guests.


The Jovial Father ChristmasThe Jovial Father Christmas


While there is no Holiday Kitchen located in the United Kingdom Pavilion, The Tea Caddy is brewing up two versions of an 'Iced Toddy' to wet your whistle. Twinings Christmas Tea is a fine black tea with hints of cinnamon and clove, to add a "spicy taste and soothing aroma."

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic)

Guests can also purchase packages of the Twinings Christmas Tea at the Tea Caddy to take home and share with their loved ones, or drink all on their own.


Twinings Christmas Tea At The Tea CaddyTwinings Christmas Tea At The Tea Caddy


I love a spicy Hot Toddy at Christmas time, but in the warm Florida sun I'm positive this iced version hits the spot. What do you think?

Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for Exclusive use of their images. Visit their website for even more Epcot International Festival of the Holidays coverage.

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