The holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort are a magical time. All of the parks get into the act and put on various celebrations throughout the season.

One of the traditions here at Epcot is how Christmas is celebrated around the world and the variations to the traditional Santa Claus. In the United Kingdom, he is known as Father Christmas, and here he gives us a little insight on how they celebrate Christmas in the U.K.


I remember when my offices were in the Italian Pavilion here in Epcot. You would know the holidays were here because of the Santa’s would converge on the backstage and congregate around the comissary. It was a great treat being able to hear so many great traditions from around the world and how each country has special traditions for the holidays.

If you are wandering around the park, be sure to take a moment and listen to the stories and enjoy!