Hanukkah joins Epcot's Festival of the Holidays

October 25, 2018, 12:51 PM · Walt Disney World has posted the marketplace menus for this year's Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which runs from November 18 through December 30. And there's a new marketplace this time: L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen.

Located between the France and Morocco pavilion's in Epcot's World Showcase, L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen will serve a few New York Jewish Deli classics.

Pastrami on Rye with Pickles and Deli Mustard
Photo courtesy Disney

The new marketplace joins the returning Holiday Kitchens in each of the World Showcase pavilions, except for the UK and Norway. You can find the complete menu for this year's event on Disney's website.

Epcot also will be featuring a Holiday Cookie Stroll during the Festival of the Holidays. Buy five cookies from designated locations around the festival, collecting a Holiday Cookie Stroll passport stamp for each, and you can redeem the stamped passport for a complimentary Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie at the Holiday Sweets & Treats marketplace in the Showplace Plaza.

Replies (5)

October 25, 2018 at 3:10 PM

Nice, except there's nothing Chanukah related on that very Yiddish American menu in an incogruously Sephardi part of World Showcase. Considering how huge Florida's Jewish population is, Walt Disney World has rarely bothered to even try to acknowledge this. And not Kosher too;)

October 25, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Much of the stuff from the "holiday kitchens" is more comfort food from the represented communities than strict holiday fare. We got Nashville Hot Chicken for the Kwanzaa booth here in California last year. I just take this as a broader mix of food for the season and try not to think too much about it.

October 25, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Do you know for sure that the pastrami isn’t kosher? It would be a nice touch if they actually made it a kosher food booth.

October 26, 2018 at 2:39 PM

FYI, I deleted a bunch of responses because someone hijacked the thread. Subsequent attempts to hijack the comment thread with religious judgments will result in a (very rare) site ban. Thank you.

October 29, 2018 at 11:11 AM

If this is supposed to be Chanukah, where are the potato latkes? Where are the jelly donuts?

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