Celebrate Soulfully at Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season

The holiday season is upon us.

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Walt Disney World is honoring Black heritage and culture with its festivities under the diverse theme of Celebrate Soulfully.

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EPCOT

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will run from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30.

The Candlelight Processional will return this year with celebrity narrators Whoopi Goldberg, Daymond John of “Shark Tank,” actor Courtney Vance and Angela Bassett. The Disney Parks tradition tells the Christmas story with a Disney choir and live orchestra.

“JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” returns with multiple performances daily at the World Showcase Plaza Stage in Epcot. This fan-favorite entertainment event honors Christmas and Kwanzaa with gospel, jazz and R&B music.

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Chicago artist David Anthony Geary’s original painting, Joy is Portable, is among works by several diverse artists on display at the Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Art Walk is one of many ways guests can Celebrate Soulfully through Black art, music, food and entertainment across the resort throughout the year.
Chicago artist David Anthony Geary’s original painting, Joy is Portable, is among works by several diverse artists on display at the Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Art Walk is one of many ways guests can Celebrate Soulfully through Black art, music, food and entertainment across the resort throughout the year.
Chicago artist David Anthony Geary’s original painting, Joy is Portable, is among works by several diverse artists on display at the Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Art Walk is one of many ways guests can Celebrate Soulfully through Black art, music, food and entertainment across the resort throughout the year.
Chicago artist David Anthony Geary’s original painting, Joy is Portable, is among works by several diverse artists on display at the Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Art Walk is one of many ways guests can Celebrate Soulfully through Black art, music, food and entertainment across the resort throughout the year.
Santa Claus represents the spirit of the holiday season and reflects the diversity of guests who visit Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will make appearances across the resort and host meet-and-greets at select theme parks.
Santa Claus represents the spirit of the holiday season and reflects the diversity of guests who visit Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will make appearances across the resort and host meet-and-greets at select theme parks.
A traditional New Year’s Southern treat, Blackened Catfish with Hoppin’ John and Comeback Sauce, is one of dozens of holiday tastes that are part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. The popular event takes place Nov. 25 to Dec. 30, 2022, at the Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
A traditional New Year’s Southern treat, Blackened Catfish with Hoppin’ John and Comeback Sauce, is one of dozens of holiday tastes that are part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. The popular event takes place Nov. 25 to Dec. 30, 2022, at the Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional, a beloved holiday performance at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, include actress and TV host Whoopi Goldberg, entrepreneur and ABC’s Shark Tank investor Daymond John, actor Courtney Vance and actress Angela Bassett. Multiple performances of the show will take place each day throughout the festival, which runs from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dining

EPCOT will have Holiday Kitchens around the World Showcase.

Guests can enjoy the Hoppin’ John and Blackened Catfish at the American Holiday Table at The American Adventure Pavilion. This is a New Year’s treat from West Africa.

The Belle Vue Lounge at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort will also have a new beverage called the Sparkling Hibiscus.

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Disney Springs

At the Disney Springs Tree Trail, guests can visit the Black Panther Tree in honor of Marvel’s newest film, “Wakanda Forever.”

Disney said there will also be a drink inspired by the movie with grapefruit juice, Empress gin, pure cane sugar and cherries. The drink will be available until Dec. 22.

Black artists will also make an appearance at the Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression.

Featured Black artist David Anthony Geary joins the other artists in the exhibition with his Chicago art experience.

Afropop band Wassalou will perform on the Waterside stage during the holiday season to celebrate Kwanzaa.

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