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Epcot Holiday Storytellers Schedules

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Updated November 16, 2015

NOTE:  This post for the Epcot Holiday Storytellers Schedule is updated each year around mid-November.

The Epcot Storytellers (many refer to them as Santas) will begin appearing Friday, November 27, 2013 and continue through December 30, 2012 as a part of “Holidays around the World” that also includes Joyful: A Gospel Celebration and the Candlelight Processional.   Most Storyteller presentations range from 10-15 minutes each.  The presenters are available for a few minutes following the presentation to sign autographs and take photos.  The Storytellers provide an excellent demonstration of holiday celebrations around the world.

Epcot Storytellers:

America – Hanakkah

Discover the traditions of Hanukkah, the story of the brave Maccabees and their revolution against the Roman ruler Antiochas and the miracle of the burning oil lamp.   Games have become an important part of teaching Jewish lessons, so the Dreidel toy and gifts help teach these lessons.

  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
  • 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

America – Kwanzaa

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.

  • 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
  • 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

American Music Machine – Christmas Celebration

Hear your favorite Christmas songs performed acapella with some modern twists.

  • 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Canada

  • 12:25 PM – 12:45 PM
  • 1:20 PM – 1:40 PM
  • 2:15 PM – 2:35 PM
  • 3:10 PM – 3:30 PM
  • 4:25 PM – 4:45 PM
  • 6:00 PM – 6:20 PM

China – 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.

  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

France – Pere Noel

Pere Noel Storyteller for Epcot's Holidays Around the WorldPere Noel awaits your visit as he unfolds the story of little Babbette and her wishes at Christmastime. You can share your wishes with Pere Noel, too! Celebrate and enjoy the foods that make up le reveillon, our Christmas Eve feast.

  • 11:20 AM – 11:35 AM
  • 11:55 AM – 12:10 PM
  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
  • 1:20 PM – 1:35 PM
  • 2:10 PM – 2:25 PM
  • 3:40 PM – 3:55 PM
  • 4:25 PM – 4:40 PM
  • 5:40 PM – 5:55 PM

Germany – Helga and Nutcracker

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.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
  • 2:55 PM – 3:05 PM
  • 3:55 PM – 4:05 PM
  • 5:30 PM – 5:40 PM
  • 6:05 PM – 6:15 PM
  • 6:40 PM – 6:50 PM
  • 7:15 PM – 7:25 PM

Italy – 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.

  • 1:40 PM – 1:55 PM
  • 2:35 PM – 2:50 PM
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • 4:25 PM – 4:40 PM
  • 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
  • 6:40 PM – 6:55 PM
  • 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Japan – Daruma Vendor

Japan Daruma Vendor Storyteller for Epcot's Holdays Around the WorldHappy 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.

  • 12:55 PM – 1:05 PM
  • 1:45 PM – 1:55 PM
  • 2:25 PM – 2:35 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
  • 4:45 PM – 4:55 PM
  • 6:00 PM – 6:10 PM
  • 6:30 PM – 6:40 PM
  • 7:45 PM – 7:55 PM

Joyful! A Gospel Celebration

(Behind the Fountain of Nations)

D’Vine Voices uniquely blends the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B, and urban music. When this versatile ensemble of vocal and instrumental artists of Central Florida takes the stage, the results are simply…D’Vine! Their joyful voices will touch, uplift, and inspire you to celebrate the season!

  • 1:25 PM – 1:50 PM
  • 2:25 PM – 2:50 PM
  • 3:25 PM – 3:50 PM
  • 4:25 PM – 4:50 PM

Mexico – Mariachi Show

Mariachi Cobre is a classic Mexican Mariachi band that plays outside the Mexico pavilion.

  • 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
  • 12:15 PM – 12:35 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
  • 1:45 PM – 2:05 PM
  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
  • 4:15 PM – 4:35 PM
  • 5:00 PM – 5:20 PM

Morocco – Spice of Life

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.

  • 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 2:05 PM – 2:20 PM
  • 2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
  • 4:25 PM – 4:40 PM
  • 5:35 PM – 5:50 PM
  • 6:10 PM – 6:25 PM
  • 7:25 PM – 7:40 PM

Norway – Julenissen and Sigrid

Norway Storyteller in Epcot's Holidays Around the WorldVisit 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.

  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  • 3:40 PM – 3:55 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
  • 5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
  • 7:05 PM – 7:20 PM
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM

United Kingdom – Father Christmas

Father Christmas United Kingdom StorytellerDid 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.

  • 1:05 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
  • 2:55 PM – 3:05 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 4:40 PM
  • 5:40 PM – 5:50 PM
  • 6:30 PM – 6:40 PM
  • 7:30 PM – 7:40 PM
  • 8:30 PM – 8:40 PM

Voices of Liberty at American Adventure Rotunda

The Voices of Liberty are an a capella group comprised of 8 or more singers. They wear date specific costuming from the late 1700s to early 1800s. They offer stirring renditions of treasured, historical songs from American history. The show is performed in an acoustically perfect rotunda that amplifies the sound of their amazing voices.

  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
  • 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus (Nov 27 – Dec 24)

Santa and Mrs Claus at Epcot during Holidays Around the WorldEpcot is the only location in Disney World to Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus together!  Extremely popular meet, so arrive early!

  • 1:30 PM – 2:40 PM
  • 3:30 PM – 4:40 PM
  • 5:30 PM – 6:40 PM
  • 7:30 PM – 8:40 PM

2015 Epcot Storyteller’s touring plan is available for everyone on Character Locator!

The purpose of this plan is to hear every storyteller in Epcot with little back-tracking.  It involves a pretty casual walking pace.  It’s sort of an “ultimate” Storytellers tour and I even allow time to take in some attractions, time for lunch and dinner.  You should even have time to meet Santa Claus in the American pavilion!  You could easily take in the the headliners in Future World and the boat ride in Mexico and some of the films.  If you intend to watch the Candlelight Processional without a dining package, try the last show of the day




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9 COMMENTS

  1. […] We’ve seen all of these Storytellers over the years, but never all of them in the same day. While we haven’t put a ton of effort into it, we’ve never come up with a sound plan for efficiently seeing them all in order. Intuitively, it would make sense to us if you could start in either Mexico or Canada, see one Storyteller’s performance, and then go to the next country in order and catch that Storyteller’s performance. In our experience, it almost never works out that way–you have to leave one performance early, start another late, or skip certain ones completely. Here’s their schedule for 2013. […]

  2. […] We’ve seen all of these Storytellers over the years, but never all of them in the same day. While we haven’t put a ton of effort into it, we’ve never come up with a sound plan for efficiently seeing them all in order. Intuitively, it would make sense to us if you could start in either Mexico or Canada, see one Storyteller’s performance, and then go to the next country in order and catch that Storyteller’s performance. In our experience, it almost never works out that way–you have to leave one performance early, start another late, or skip certain ones completely. Here’s their schedule for 2013. […]

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! Do you know if the Santa meet here or any (DTD, MK, etc) give the kids enough time to actually talk to Santa and give their list or is it a quick pick and move along folks…

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