Disney’s Epcot Theme Park
is presenting its 39th Annual Candlelight Processional
November 27 – December 30, 2009. The processional takes place every evening with showtimes at 5pm, 6:45pm & 8pm. Each show is about 40 minutes in length.
The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a moving presentation of the Christmas story that features a mass choir, 50-piece orchestra and a celebrity narrator.
The event is located in the America Gardens Theater in World Showcase at Epcot.
The 2009 schedule of celebrity narrators is as follows:
November 27-29 Isabella Rossellini
November 30 & December 1-2 John O’Hurley
December 3-5 Steven Curtis Chapman
December 6-8 Anika Noni Rose
December 9-11 Andy Garcia
December 12-14 Vanessa Williams
December 15-17 Abigail Breslin
December 18-20 Whoopi Goldberg
December 21-23 Brian Dennehy
December 24-26 Edward James Olmos
December 27-30 Angela Bassett/Courtney B. Vance
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is unwrapping an all-new show this year – “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas!” The rockin’ stage show features Stitch, Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski and an excited cast of party-goers who discover the true meaning of Christmas during their annual Christmas party. This production is an interactive musical highlighting songs of the season the theme of today’s popular Radio Disney hits.
A ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party also includes “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” “Holiday Wishes Fireworks Spectacular,” plus special Disney shows and festive décor and lighting displays.
The remaining dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party include November 29 and December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, with the merriment beginning at 7 pm and continuing until midnight.
Magic Kingdom tickets
are on sale now. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party requires a separate admission and is not included with regular park admission.
The holiday season is upon us and Busch Gardens Tampa is celebrating the spirit of the season with the return of several holiday classics.
Starting November 21, the Stanleyville Theater at Busch Gardens
will present “Christmas on Ice,” a limited engagement show featuring a cast of professional skaters in a magnificent winter wonderland. At the Marrakesh Theater “Christmas from the Heart” will be performed, which is a show filled with inspiring holiday gospel and spiritual songs performed by a live choir.
Guests can also choose to have breakfast with Santa and his merry elves on select mornings in December. Enjoy some exciting and unforgettable photo opportunities with Santa as well as his holiday elves followed by a fabulous performance of the traditional family favorite, “Christmas Celebration.” This fun-filled experience begins at 8:30 am in the Desert Grill. Adult admission is $20 and child admission is $14.
The rest of Busch Gardens is bedecked in holiday splendor featuring strolling carolers, Christmas characters and classic holiday music.
Busch Gardens begins the countdown to New Year with fireworks December 26-30, with the Ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration on the 31st.
The Orlando Food & Wine Fest returns to Downtown Orlando November 14th & 15th. The festival will celebrate great food, wine and entertainment along Robinson Street along Lake Eola from Rosalind to Eola Drive. The setting provides the perfect atmosphere to stroll from vendor to vendor and enjoy the many flavors available at the Food & Wine Fest.
Over 35 of Orlando’s top restaurants will be featured during the festival, and the very popular Sports Bar will return so guests can watch their favorite games. The Metro PCS Main stage will feature two days of live entertainment, the Brighthouse Chef’s Stage will present seminars and cooking demonstrations and multiple vendors, wine stations and beverage stations will be available.
The entertainment scheduled includes the Matt Shenk Band, Rico Monaco & Sol Sons “A Tribute to Santana,” Tropical Steel Band, Warren Hill and Average White Band on Saturday. Sunday will feature T Scott TropRockers Band, Oil Silk, and Nick Colionne with Maysa. The entertainment stage is located in the northeast corner of the park, at the corner of Eola & Robinson.
The Orlando Food & Wine Fest is open Saturday, from 12pm – 9pm and on Sunday, from 12pm – 6pm.
Tickets are $15 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 for a one day pass & $15 for a weekend pass.
Advance Orlando hotel reservations are recommended.