Beloved Walt Disney World holiday show kicks off on November 26 during EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays.
The full list of celebrity narrators for this year’s EPCOT Candlelight Processional has been released! As our favorite Disney holiday event, we are excited to some familiar names as well as some exciting new faces in the lineup for the 2021 production.
Current schedule of celebrity narrators:
- 11/26 – 11/28: Auli’i Cravalho (voice of Moana)
- 11/29 – 12/1: Chita Rivera (two-time Tony award winner)
- 12/2 – 12/4: Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel)
- 12/5 – 12/7: Alton Fitzgerald White (Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway)
- 12/8 – 12/10: Bart Millard (Leader of MercyMe)
- 12/11 – 12/13: Lisa Ling (Award-winning journalist and TV personality)
- 12/14 – 12/16: Andy Garcia (Actor and director)
- 12/17 – 12/19: Ana Gasteyer (Actress/comedian and former SNL cast member)
- 12/20 – 12/22: Courtney B. Vance (Actor and producer)
- 12/23 – 12/25: Steven Curtis Chapman (Five-time GRAMMY winner)
- 12/26 – 12/28: Blair Underwood (Actor/Director/Producer)
- 12/29 – 12/30: Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune host)
The Candlelight Processional show is a retelling of the Christmas story, featuring a choir and an orchestra to as well as a rotating cast of celebrity narrators.
Dining packages are available and allow you to dine at select EPCOT restaurants while providing peace of mind that you’ll have a guaranteed seat.
In addition to the Candlelight Processional other holiday traditions of the world will come to life around World Showcase, including:
Las Posadas at the Mexico pavilion
Canadian Holiday Voyageurs in the Canada pavilion
Chinese Lion Dance celebrating the new year in the China pavilion
A Hanukkah storyteller along the promenade and delightful holiday storytellers in France, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom
Guests can wave hello to Santa Claus as he gets ready for the big day outside The American Adventure.
The fan favorite, “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” will also return this year to the Showcase Plaza Stage.
During the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays guests can try foods from various holiday kitchens from around the globe.
Unlike previous years, Disney will not host choirs from different community groups and schools and instead, will allow fully vaccinated cast members to join the stage to sing.