Epcot’s Candlelight Processional: A Holiday Event That Is A Must Do For The Family

By Shannan.   

The Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot is an annual event held during the holiday season.  Famous guest narrators retell the story of Christ’s birth with various national mass choirs and a 50 piece orchestra. 

Neil Patrick Harris

A friend of our family has been lucky enough to have her high school choir be invited to sing. The event takes place at the American Gardens theater and fills up quickly.  We waited for over an hour for a “chance” to get a seat.

My whole family agrees that it is well worth the wait and really gets you into the Christmas spirit.  The theater fills quickly and being in line does NOT guarantee a seat. 

To ensure seating, you can book a Candlelight Dinner package at one of several Epcot restaurants.  This also allows for preferred seating for the Candlelight Processional and for the Illuminations fireworks display.  This is definitely a do not miss holiday event.

The following is information for the 2013 Candlelight Processional

Schedule & Narrators†
American Gardens Theatre (5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m.)
November 23 to November 25, 2012 — Geena Davis
November 26 to November 29, 2012 — Neil Patrick Harris
November 30 to December 1, 2012 — Whoopi Goldberg
December 2 to December 4, 2012 — Andy Garcia
December 5 to December 7, 2012 — TBA
December 8 to December 9, 2012 — James Denton
December 10 to December 13, 2012 — Jodi Benson
December 14 to December 16, 2012 — Olivia Newton John
December 17 to December 19, 2012 — TBA
December 20 to December 22, 2012 — Trace Adkins
December 23 to December 25, 2012 — Gary Sinise
December 26 to December 28, 2012 — Amy Grant
December 29 to December 30, 2012 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason

Lunch and Dinner Packages
Lunch Packages range from $32.99–$55.99 for Guests 10+, and $12.50–$17.99 for Guests 3–9

  • Participating restaurants include: Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Les Chefs de France, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli.

Dinner Packages range from $49.99–$66.99 for Guests 10+, and $14.50–$26.99 for Guests 3–9

  • Participating restaurants include: Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, The Garden Grill Restaurant, La Hacienda de San Angel, Les Chefs de France, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli.

Your lunch and dinner package includes:

  • Appetizer
  • Entree
  • Dessert
  • Non-alcoholic beverage
  • (OR full buffet where applicable)
  • Guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional show
  • Pre-arranged Fireworks Viewing Area

Thanks to Denny for his fabulous photos, and than you for coming along for a photographical Disney ride!

Disney Vacations by Distinctive Journeys can make these reservations for you and book your next magical vacation. 404-424-6198 or frances@distinctive-journeys.com

Shannan

By day, Denny is the Marketing Manager for the
Manatee Players inBradenton,Florida, a nationally recognized community theater. By night, he frequently performs in musicals in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
But…his heart, camera and annual pass are always in Orlando! He loves sharing his photos with the world and hopes that they take you away from your dull existance to the magical world of Disney!

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Shannan is the founder of Addicted to Mickey and Addicted to Mickey on Facebook. She is also a booking affiliate with Guru Travel.

Shannan is 35-years-old and was born and raised in a small town in middle Tennessee. Her husband Paul, of 13 years and their 3 children share my love and passion of Disney. “We don’t get to go near as often as we want to, but as often as we can. “Each time I go to Disney, I try new experiences in lodging and dining so I can share it with friends and family that seek my advice on trip planning!”

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Comments

  1. I’m so disappointed. When we booked our dinner package for this awhile back, Jodi Benson was listed as our narrator. Now they’ve juggled the dates and our narrator is TBD. Bummer!

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