Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Blue. Enjoy the ride as we discuss Holidays Around the World at Epcot. The Christmas season is my favorite time to visit the Disney Parks and visiting Epcot this time of year is extra special. I love all of the decorations, music, and special treats available. One of our favorite pavilions to visit is Germany. Here’s a look at the Christmas fun you can find there.
Each country in the World Showcase has a Holiday Storyteller. In Germany Helga discusses the Christmas traditions in Germany, many of which are now used in holiday celebrations around the world. She tells the story of the first Christmas tree, the meaning of the Advent Calendar, and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
The Christkindlmarkt you will find a booth called Prost! They have several caramel treats from Werther’s and alcoholic and non-alcoholic holiday drinks. I am hoping that the Hot Salted Caramel returns because I didn’t get a chance to try it last year.
At Sommerfest you will find stollen fruit cake and glühwein (hot spiced wine). We tried the glühwein for the first time last year. It wasn’t my favorite but I think I might try it again to see if I’ve changed my mind. 🙂
Biergarten is open year round but it’s really fun to visit during the holidays. The restaurant is decorated for the holidays and the band plays Christmas carols. They also discuss some of the Christmas traditions in Germany and tell the story of one of the most beloved Christmas carols Silent Night. You can also choose to dine at Biergarten if you book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.
You can also find artisans making beautiful glass ornaments in the Christkindlmarkt. Another shop, open year round, Die Weihnachts Ecke (The Christmas Corner) is also a fun stop to find decorations for your Christmas tree. You can pick up your own traditional German pickle ornament that brings good luck or other ornaments for your tree. You can spend a lot of time exploring the Germany pavilion during the holidays!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is My Dreams of Disney.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Rolling with the Magic – Germany Pavilion
2nd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney – Mexico Pavilion
3rd Stop ~ Home is Where the Mouse Is – Holiday Treats from Around World Showcase
4th Stop ~ Journeys from a Follower – Holiday Happenings: How to Bring EPCOT’s Holiday Celebration Home
Final Stop ~ Mommy to All Girls – Candlelight Processional