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Christmas 2013: Seeing Epcot’s Holidays Around the World with our CP friends

Holidays Around the World 2013 at Epcot.

2013 Holidays Around the World at Epcot.

It’s Christmas week – the parks are packed – and Christmas is only two days away!

We drove over to Epcot for the evening with our CP friends. Caroline won four tickets for VIP IllumiNations seating outside the Italy pavilion from a drawing at her work (DAK).

We bought some hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies before the show and walked around the World Showcase.  It was warm enough that we all were wearing shorts – it doesn’t feel like Christmas at all!  🙁

Hot chocolate with friends.

Hot chocolate with friends. Caroline asked for extra whipped cream to make hers special.

Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery

                                   Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery

Gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven!

           Gingerbread cookies fresh from the oven!  So yummy!!

We went early enough to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of my favorite country singers, Trace Adkins. It was a wonderful Christmas-y evening with good friends.

Huge Christmas tree at American pavilion.

               Huge Christmas tree at American pavilion.  Beautiful!

Holiday Culinary Treats from Around the World

Holiday Passport 2013

Holiday Passport 2013:  We collected country stamps as we walked around.

Embark on a tour of festive holiday tastes as you gift your senses with the flavors of the season.

All around Epcot, a host of colorful locations are busy preparing savory eats, mouthwatering sweets and delightful customary dishes—from classic offerings you know and love, to international food and beverage items you may be trying for the first time. Discover the unique delicacies available at each area, including:

The American Adventure Pavilion

Gingerbread men  (YES!)
Chocolate chunk cookies
Sugar cookies
Hot chocolate   (YES!)
Hot apple cider
Peppermint bark

Germany Pavilion
Glűhwein (hot spiced wine)
Stollen (holiday fruit cake)

China Pavilion
Kaikouxiao (happy face fried cake)

United Kingdom Pavilion
“Apple Jack”

France Pavilion
Bûche de Noël au chocolat
Glace au pain d’Epices (gingerbread ice cream)

Japan Pavilion
Teriyaki chicken karaage (bite-sized chicken chunks with teriyaki sauce)

Norway Pavilion
Rice cream

Mexico Pavilion
Sweet tamales

Future World : The Land – Future World West
Gingerbread village and bar
Canada Pavilion : Canada Beer Cart
Pecan maple bark

In addition, be on the lookout for several outdoor stops where you can purchase featured drinking mugs and souvenir popcorn buckets too!

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Epcot’s trees and traditions holiday traditions from around the world.

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