I was able to attend the Candlelight Processional last year for the first time and listen to Gary Sinise narrate the story of Christmas. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever had an opportunity to do in Epcot. I highly recommend making reservations early or planning on spending time waiting in line to hear these amazing celebrities. This is something you won’t want to miss.
By Disney Destinations – Thank you for the information
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes the return of Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. This special event runs Nov. 29-Dec. 30, 2019, inviting you to discover holiday cheer throughout Epcot and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Seasonal fun includes sweet and savory treats at Holiday Kitchens throughout the park and special entertainment such as the Guest-favorite Candlelight Processional.
Held in the America Gardens Theatre, the Candlelight Processional is a cherished part of the Walt Disney World® holiday season, combining the talents of a live orchestra, massed choir and celebrity narrator in the retelling of the traditional Christmas story in a spectacular and heartwarming performance!
Here’s the line-up of celebrity narrators* confirmed to-date, and stay tuned for updates as additional narrators are announced:
Neil Patrick Harris – 12/2-12/5
Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
Gary Sinise – 12/13-12/15
Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26
The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night (5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.), and guaranteed seating is available by booking a breakfast, lunch or dinner Candlelight Processional Dining Package at select Epcot eateries. Availability is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Bookings for Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will begin on July 3, 2019.
Following the show, you can shop “around the world” to find the perfect holiday gift with a variety fragrances, specialty handbags, ornaments, toys, dolls, jewelry and stocking stuffers available at merchandise locations across Future World and World Showcase. And you can also catch the new, limited-time nighttime spectacular, Epcot Forever, debuting at Epcot this October.
Please note Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will be able to enjoy a 1-day exclusive early booking window on July 2, 2019. Annual Passholders reservations can be booked via 407-WDW-DINE while Disney Vacation Club Members can be booked through Disney Vacation Club Member Services at 800-800-9800.
*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Theme park admission is required.
To Infinity and Beyond Travel & The Infinity Mouse – Traci – “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others” – Bob Hope
Traci is the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel, an affiliate of Worldwide Travel Specialists. She has been helping people plan magical vacations to Disney Destinations for 6 years. She has been a lifelong fan of all things Disney that started when her parents took her to Disney World for the first time in 1978. Since then she has visited Disney World and Disneyland multiple times. In the fall of 2018 she and her husband moved to Florida to begin a new chapter in life as empty nesters. They decided being close to The Mouse and beaches was where they wanted to be. Part of her enjoyment now is to be able to visit with her clients while on vacation and make certain that all their vacation dreams are being met. She loves helping her clients by working with them on booking dining reservations, Fast Pass reservations, special events and anything else that she can do to spread pixie dust. Her goal is for all her clients to enjoy their magical vacation instead of planning their vacation.
She is also the author/editor of The Infinity Mouse where she shares all things Disney to keep her readers informed about what is happening in and around Disney. Her goal is to bring happiness to her readers and to have everyone feel like one big ‘Ohana’.