The Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot has been a Disney World Resort tradition since 1958. Held every year at Epcot, this event is not to be missed. Rich in holiday splendor, The Candlelight Processional is a narration of the Christmas story featuring an orchestra performing traditional carols.
This year the Christmas story will be narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Geena Davis, Amy Grant, Olivia Newton John, Andy Garcia, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Sinise and other celebrities, full list below.
This dramatic event features celebrity narrators, joyful sounds of student performers, and the glimmering lights pf Epcot. The generic “Believe in the magic of the holidays” or “Come celebrate the holidays” are the typical Disney themes presented to the public.
The sounds, the sights, the yummy smells – there are so many great things to see! This annual event takes place from the end of November through the end of December. Guests can attend up to three shows every evening.
This year’s 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 — Blair Underwood
December 8 to December 9, 2012 — James Denton
December 10 to December 13, 2012 — Jodi Benson
December 14 to December 16, 2012 — TBA
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
At the Candlelight Processional, a celebrity narrator brings the Christmas story to life, getting back to the basics of this holiday and what it really is all about. Guests who book dinner packages at Epcot are given preferred seating.
Visitors holding the Platinum or Premium packages will use one meal entitlement, while those who purchased the Deluxe Dining Package or Magic Your Way Dining Package receive two table service entitlements at their favorite restaurant, including Tutto Italia Ristorante, Restaurant Marrakesh, Les Chefs de France, and Coral Reef Restaurant.
Attending the Candlelight Processional is free with your admission to Epcot. This festivity is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit and share the magic of the season with your loved ones.
The trumpeters on the top of the railroad building are one of the main attractions of the events. Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure you arrive early. See Holidays Around The World, Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot 2012 this year!