An Epcot Xmas: Whoopi, Fireworks, Santa, Night Scenery

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An Epcot Xmas: Whoopi, Fireworks, Santa, Night Scenery

Some more shots from my Christmas photography gathering vacation at Disney World, with the A580 and 18-250mm lens.  On the day we met at Epcot, we enjoyed some Holidays Around the World storytelling, went to the Candlelight Processional show which was narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, did some night shooting of the park decorations and Christmas tree, and wrapped the night with the excellent Holiday Illuminations fireworks show.  I was shooting the A580 & 18-250mm Sony lens all day, and later added tripod for the night and fireworks show.  Here are some scenes from around the park:

At the Canada pavilion, the Celtic rock band took on a holiday theme, playing Canadian Christmas tunes, and a little dancing

I happened to notice this guy walking around the park...could it be the real Santa, taking a last vacation before the busy season to come?

In the France pavilion, the storyteller was Pere Noel, talking about French Christmas traditions

At the American pavilion, they hold the Candlelight Processional, a reading of the classic Biblical Christmas tale, which is read by a celebrity backed by a full orchestra and choir - for us, it was Whoopi Goldberg telling the story

The huge Epcot Christmas tree - probably over 70 feet tall, and thoroughly decorated and lit!

Epcot's iconic Spaceship Earth, with lighted Christmas stage and soaring fountains

The nightly Illuminations show is a 20 minute long bonanza with fireworks, fire, fountains, projections, and lasers.  During the holidays, it grows 5 minutes longer with more holiday color

Some of the Christmas-themed fireworks

Grand Finale!

Comments, questions, critique are welcomed as always.  Hope you enjoyed some holiday theming from Epcot, as we approach the Christmas holiday time.

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