As one of the best holiday activities at Walt Disney World, the EPCOT Candlelight Processional is the retelling of the Christmas story by a narrator and a massive choir, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, herald trumpets and the incredible Voices of Liberty. This wonderful event returns this year with a fantastic line-up and NINE new celebrity narrators! Personally, I feel that this is one of the best line-ups that I have seen in years.
To plan your visit, here’s the full list of this year’s celebrity narrators:
- Chrissy Metz (NEW): Nov. 24-25
- Luis Fonsi (NEW): Nov. 26-27
- Ann-Margret (NEW): Nov. 28-29
- Simu Liu: Nov. 30-Dec. 2
- John Stamos: Dec. 3-5
- Neil Patrick Harris: Dec. 6-8
- Marlee Matlin: Dec. 9-11
- Brendan Fraser (NEW): Dec. 12-14
- Eva Longoria (NEW): Dec. 15-16
- Joey McIntyre (NEW): Dec. 17-18
- Sterling K. Brown (NEW): Dec. 19-20
- Jordan Fisher (NEW): Dec. 21-23
- Steven Curtis Chapman: Dec. 24-26
- Audra McDonald (NEW): Dec. 27-28
- Lisa Ling: Dec. 29-30
When and Where
The event is included in your EPCOT admission and runs November 24 – 30 with three shows per night at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. It is held at the America Gardens Theater.
The EPCOT Candlelight Processional is a fan favorite and as you can imagine, it will brings the crowds. It isn’t uncommon to see guests lined up hours before showtime. If you prefer peace of mind that you will have guaranteed seating to one of the showtimes, you can book a Dining Package. This will allow to dine at one of eight EPCOT restaurants with a guaranteed seat at the Candlelight Processional. The Dining Packages can be booked here but keep in mind, that they do fill up quickly!
Festival of the Holidays
Although the Candlelight Processional is one of the main attractions at EPCOT during the holidays, there are certainly numerous other wonderful activities that you won’t want to miss. At this year’s Festival of the Holidays, you can meet Santa, stroll around the park listening to Storytellers, hear the fantastic Joyful! perform or event take a fun Cookie Stroll!