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Epcot Candlelight Processional celebrity narrators announced

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The popular holiday tradition returns on Nov. 25, 2022, and now we know who’ll be reading the story of Christmas at the Epcot Candlelight Processional this holiday season, including returning favorites and a few new faces.

Epcot Candlelight Processional - Neil Patrick Harris
Images courtesy of Disney

The Candlelight Processional dates back to Walt Disney World’s first holiday season in 1971. Since then, it has become a beloved holiday tradition as celebrity narrators, the Voices of Liberty acapella ensemble, a 50-piece live orchestra, and massed choirs present the traditional Christmas story.

Epcot Candlelight Processional

“Because the holidays are best celebrated with others, we could not be more excited to again share this tradition with the community as we invite guest choirs from across Florida to take part in the show,” wrote Disney Live Entertainment Communications Manager Joey McElroy in the Disney Parks Blog. “Choirs comprised of Disney cast members will also return, bringing magic to their performances as they do in their roles every day.”

The Epcot Candlelight Processional will have nightly performances in the America Gardens Theatre at 5:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

The 2022 lineup of Epcot Candlelight Processional celebrity narrators:

  • Nov. 25-26, 2022Simu Liu (New)
  • Nov. 27-29, 2022 – Edward James Olmos
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2022 – Raul Esparza (New)
  • Dec. 2-3, 2022 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4-6, 2022 – Isabella Rossellini
  • Dec. 7-9, 2022 – Daymond John (New)
  • Dec. 10-12, 2022Josh Gad (New)
  • Dec. 13-14, 2022 – Gloria Estefan (New)
  • Dec. 15-18, 2022Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 19-20, 2022 – Mariska Hargitay (New)
  • Dec. 21-23, 2022 – Cal Ripken Jr.
  • Dec. 24-26, 2022 – Marie Osmond
  • Dec. 27-28, 2022 – Courtney Vance
  • Dec. 29-30, 2022Angela Bassett

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will go on sale on Oct. 6, 2022.

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Candlelight Processional at Epcot featuring Whoopi Goldberg - 2009
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