Even though we haven’t yet reached the halfway point of summer, Walt Disney World is already prepping for the holidays – part of the lineup of narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional has been revealed.
A traditional part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional is one of the most loved events at Walt Disney World. This year’s event will begin on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, for the first time ever.
This unique experience presents the traditional story of Christmas with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity guest narrator. The processional is performed three times each night, at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre. On select evenings, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages that include a meal and guaranteed seat will be available.
These dining packages go on sale next Wednesday, July 11.
Check out the lineup of this year’s celebrity narrators:
- 11/22 – 11/23: Chita Rivera
- 11/24 – 11/25: Helen Hunt (NEW)
- 11/26 – 11/27: Alfonso Ribeiro (NEW)
- 11/28-11/30: Robby Benson
- 12/1 – 12/2: John Stamos
- 12/3 – 12/6: Neil Patrick Harris
- 12/7 – 12/9: Whoopi Goldberg
- 12/10 – 12/12: Bart Millard (NEW)
- 12/13 – 12/14: Blair Underwood
- 12/15 – 12/17: Gary Sinise
- 12/18 – 12/20: Pat Sajak
- 12/21 – 12/23: Auli’i Cravalho (NEW)
- 12/24 – 12/25: Edward James Olmos
- 12/26 – 12/27: Jodi Benson
- 12/28 – 12/30: Cal Ripken Jr.
Lunch and dinner packages are available at:
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Chefs de France
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- The Garden Grill Restaurant
- La Hacienda de San Angel
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
- Nine Dragons Restaurant
- Restaurant Marrakesh
- Spice Road Table
- Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
- Teppan Edo
- Tokyo Dining
- Tutto Italia Ristorante
- Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants like Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk.
Candlelight Processional dining package pricing starts at:
- Breakfast: $38 plus tax for adults, $22 plus tax for children ages 3-9
- Lunch: $50 plus tax for adults, $16.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9
- Dinner: $55 plus tax for adults, and $16.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9
To book your Candlelight Processional dining reservation once they become available, click here.