Each year, Epcot’s Germany pavilion offers a special LE 3000 Christmas ornament – a “silk Christmas bauble” (a couple of years ago there were two). This year, not only is there a limited edition ornament, but an entire line of Christmas merchandise. I’ve been in the Germany shops several times since the beginning of the month and there is so much new merchandise that has arrived – Christmas and Oktoberfest. Here is a look at the “Fröhliche Weihnachten” items!
Germany is one of my favorite World Showcase countries to window shop in (and occasionally purchase from). There are Steiff bears, specialty food items, and generally quite a bit of Disney branded merchandise specific to the country. France and the United Kingdom would round out my top 3 shopping locations, but other countries (Italy, Canada, Mexico) also have special Disney merchandise for those locations in addition to imported items.
Die Weihnachts Ecke (The Christmas Corner) is where you can find a nice range of Christmas merchandise year-round. But the Disney specific merchandise is just generally around the holidays.
This is a closer look at the LE Christmas ornament for 2019. It is out earlier than usual, normally it is released around Thanksgiving.
Here is the side of the ornament – currently there was not out one for display to get the full back (which says “Fröhliche Weihnachten” and “World Showcase”.
It costs $21.99 and as always, is made in Germany. The price has gone up a few dollars since last year but I think it is still a good value.
This Mickey Mouse shirt is really nice and says “Frohes Fest” (Happy Holidays) and “Germany Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase”. It is $24.99.
There is a Fröhliche Weihnachten bag for $34.99.
A second ornament is not an LE to my knowledge, a Mickey shaped light-up ornament for $27.99.
Here is the back.
I didn’t realize it lit up until we went into Der Teddybar, which had one lit. Some of the merchandise is in Der Teddybar, but it mixes in with other items that are not Germany specific.
There is also one other ornament – it is a wood (I think!) ornament for $14.99.
There are tea towels for $19.99. Tea towels are very popular at Disneyland Paris but I don’t see them as often here.
There are two tea towels.
The tea towels cost $19.99.
This shirt for $34.99 features food items and other symbols.
Here is a closer look.
This plastic mug is $19.99.
The same image is on most of the merchandise.
There are two aprons. This Mickey and Minnie apron is $34.99.
This apron is $29.99.
Hopefully this merchandise will be very popular this year, it would be nice to have a new Christmas line of merchandise (and not just one ornament) each year!
Germany also sells other ornaments all year round, most non-Disney but some are.
Here is a look at the merchandise along the wall.
Some of my favorite ornaments at Disney are created in Germany and sold here, as well as at other Christmas shops on property – like Pluto and Donald below.
I generally walk through the World Showcase shops at Epcot once a week or so, it’s always fun to share new items that are of interest. World Showcase does offer the most unique shopping at Walt Disney World and a lot of the most unique dining as well.