The Epcot Candlelight Processional is a highlight  of the holiday season at Walt Disney World Orlando.  A tradition for many, the event features a celebrity narrator retelling the traditional Christmas story accompanied by a mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. The event is located at the America Gardens Theatre and is performed three times nightly, at 5:00pm and 6:45pm and 8:15pm.  You can watch a performance of Candlelight Processional at Epcot for free as it is included with the purchase of a Disney ticket.  We recommend arriving early, though, as the event is popular and seats fill up fast.

Some of the narrator’s for the Candlelight Processional 2014 have already been announced:
  • 11/28 – 11/29: Jodi Benson
  • 11/30 – 12/2: Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/03 – 12/04: Jonathan Groff
  • 12/05 – 12/06: Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/07 – 12/09: LeVar Burton (no 5:00 show on 12/07)
  • 12/10- 12/11: Edward James Olmos
  • 12/12 – 12/14: Joe Morton
  • 12/15 – 12/17: Chita Riviera
  • 12/18 – 12/20: Ana Gasteyer
  • 12/21 – 12/23: Marlee Matlin
  • 12/24 – 12/25: Isabella Rossellini
  • 12/26 – 12/27: Blair Underwood
  • 12/28 – 12/30: Steven Curtis Chapman

 

As noted above, seating fills up fast for this holiday performance.  One of the ways you can ensure to have seats for your family is to reserve a Candlelight Processional dining package.  They allow you to enjoy a meal at one of Epcot’s restaurants, while guaranteeing you a seat for the show and a special viewing area for IllumiNations.  For pricing on these packages, click here.

It’s never too early to start planning your Disney World Christmas Vacation.  All of the parks get in the spirit of the holidays.  It’s an extravaganza of merriment and good cheer, with all of your Disney characters in the festive spirit too!


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