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Holiday IllumiNations

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Male Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, in 15 minutes Epcot will celebrate this glorious time of year with Holiday IllumiNations. The show can be experienced all around the World Showcase Lagoon. Because of lower light levels around the lagoon, please watch your step and take small children by the hand during the show. Get ready, because tonight's celebration, Holiday IllumiNations will begin in 15 minutes. Thank you.

Male Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, in just 10 minutes we would like you to join the Epcot family in our joyous celebration, Holiday IllumiNations. There are still lots of great places to watch the show all around the lagoon. Because of fireworks and lower light levels during the show, for your safety, we ask that you remain on the promenade side of all railings. During the show, please watch your step and take small children by the hand. Join us for this special edition of Holiday IllumiNations that begins in just 10 minutes. Thank you.

Male Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, in just 5 minutes we would like you to join the Epcot family in our joyous celebration, Holiday IllumiNations. There are still lots of great places to watch the show all around the lagoon. Because of fireworks and lower light levels during the show, for your safety, we ask that you remain on the promenade side of all railings. During the show, please watch your step and take small children by the hand. Join us for this special edition of Holiday IllumiNations that begins in just 5 minutes. Thank you.

Male Announcer 2: Ladies and gentlemen, in 2 minutes, Epcot and GE will present this evening's performance of Holiday IllumiNations featuring the talents of Walter Cronkite, Sandy Patti, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Czech Symphonic Orchestra. When it comes to lighting, GE is light. The show takes place on and around the World Showcase Lagoon and may be viewed from points all around the World Showcase Promenade. Due to lower light levels around the lagoon, please watch your step and take small children firmly by the hand during the show. Once again, this evening's performance of Holiday IllumiNations will begin in just 2 minutes. Thank you.

Shortly after this announcement, guests wait eagerly for the show to begin. Things are fairly quiet around the lagoon and then the pavilion lights are turned off, the lights along the walkways fade, and the show begins.

Walter Cronkite: Good evening, this is Walter Cronkite. Tonight, we welcome you to a joyous celebration of the season. Welcome to Holiday IllumiNations.

ACT I

Opening Medley:

  • Joy to the World

  • O Come All Ye Faithful

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

  • Angels We Have Heard on High

  • Nutcracker Medley:

  • March of the Toy Soldiers

  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies

  • Russian Dance (Trepak)

  • ACT II

    • O Holy Night

    Sandy Patti:
    O Holy Night
    The stars are brightly shining
    This is the night
    Of our dear Savior's birth

    Long lay the world
    In sin and error pining
    'Til He appeared
    And the soul felt its worth

    A ray of hope
    The weary world rejoices
    When yonder breaks
    A new and glorious morn

    Fall on your knees (Fall on your knees)
    Oh hear the angel voices
    O night divine
    O night
    When Christ was born

    O night divine
    O night
    O night divine!

    ACT III

    Chanukah Medley:

  • S'Vivon

  • The Trees in the Field

  • ACT IV

    • Let There Be Peace on Earth

    The lyrics to "Let There Be Peace on Earth" are printed here but are repeated and are slightly different in the show.

    Children's Chorus:

    Let there be peace on earth
    And let it begin with me
    Let there be peace on earth,
    The peace that was meant to be.

    With God as our Father,
    Brothers all are we.
    Let us walk with each other
    In perfect harmony!

    Let peace begin with me,
    Let this be the moment now.
    With every step I take,
    Let this be my solemn vow:
    To take each moment and live each moment
    In peace eternally.
    Let there be peace on earth
    And let it begin with me!

    Various greetings like "Peace of Earth," "Good will to men," and more in other languages are heard as different countries are lit up around the lagoon.

    Walter Cronkite: During this glorious time of year, there is one message that rings out around the world in every language. Peace on Earth, good will to men is a wish to hold in our hearts throughout each passing year. A gift of immeasurable value, a treasure to be handed down with care from generation to generation. And so, our holiday wish is that everyone every where share in the spirit of the season. Peace on Earth, good will to men.

    The song concludes with the sky filling with very bright white fireworks.

    Walter Cronkite: Thank you for joining us for this evening's performance of Holiday IllumiNations. On behalf of the Czech Symphonic Orchestra, the Boys Choir of Harlem, the Ramaz (?) School Children's Choir, Miss Sandy Patti, and everyone at Walt Disney World, this is Walter Cronkite wishing you Happy Holidays. Good night.


     

    Total Running Time: 12:33 minutes

    The exit music features "Joy to the World" and "What Child is This." When these two songs finish, the music from the Innoventions fountain and the Lights of Winter arches is heard throughout those two areas and all of World Showcase.

     

    IllumiNations Fact Sheet | Original IllumiNations ('88) | Holiday IllumiNations
    IllumiNations 25 A | IllumiNations 25 B | IllumiNations ('98-99)
    IllumiNations (2000): Reflections of Earth

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