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"Festival of Lights" is the sixty-sixth episode of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. It premiered on December 6, 2019 and is the seventeenth episode in the third season.


In the Grand Council Chamber, Isabel is showing her grandparents and Elena her latest invention: The Royal Seal-O-Matic, which is designed for stamping paperwork for them, but it's punching the stamp too hard. Suddenly, they spot a ship in trouble. They head out and rescue the people on board. The rescued family introduces themselves as the Royal Family of Galonia—Princess Rebecca, Prince Ari, and their grandmother, Miriam, AKA "Bubbie". Rebecca explains that they were on their way home to celebrate Hanukkah. Bubbie reveals that their menorah is still on the ship. Elena offers to help them celebrate Hanukkah. While Bubbie sleeps, Rebecca and Prince Ari tell the Royal Family of Avalor all about Hanukkah.

While Ari and Isabel go off to make a dreidel, Luisa has Elena and Rebecca taste the food to make sure it's perfect. She's more worried about the sauce because Rebecca said it should be orange, but they have no oranges, so Luisa used Anoki berries. Though it's delicious, the sauce isn't quite as sweet as Bubbie is used to, and since they don't have oranges, Luisa decides to use guavas to add extra sweetness. Rebecca and Elena then set out to La Vida Dulce for chocolate on Migs and Skylar. Meanwhile, Isabel and Ari have finished making the Dreidels and are playing a game with them. They then decided to make a new menorah. Meanwhile, Elena and Rebecca finished making the chocolate. As the princesses have a snack, a guard comes in and reports that the Galonian ship's cargo has washed up ashore. Elena and Rebecca look for the menorah and finally find it only to find that it's broken. They take it back to the Palace and to Isabel's workshop to fix it. Isabel uses her Seal-O-Matic to make Hanukkah Gelt. Elena and Rebecca then set everything up outside, but Rebecca sets it up the way her family does it and tests out the dreidels to see which one spins better only to break the menorah into even more pieces than before. When Rebecca tells her grandmother what happened, she is surprised that Bubbie likes how everything is different: she likes the sauce even better when it's not so sweet, and she also likes how the metal dreidel spins for so long, but Bubbie is somewhat remorseful when she sees that her menorah is broken. However, she likes the one Ari and Isabel made and tells her granddaughter that they have to make do with what they have. The royals then celebrate Hanukkah together.





  • Moral: Make the most of what you have in the toughest of times.
  • This is the first episode to be directed by creator Craig Gerber.
  • This episode introduces a real-life holiday to Elena and her family in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah to complement their celebration of Navidad (Christmas).

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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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