The gorgeous sounds you’ll hear from the America Gardens Theatre tonight is the return of one of our most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot: the Candlelight Processional.
Actor Gary Sinise will be our first narrator this evening – retelling the Christmas story while accompanied by a masterful orchestra and choir. The list of celebrity narrators for this season includes:
- 11/27 – 11/29 — Gary Sinise
- 11/30 – 12/3 — Neil Patrick Harris
- 12/4 – 12/5 — Whoopi Goldberg
- 12/6 – 12/8 — Joe Morton
- 12/9 – 12/11 — Ana Gasteyer
- 12/12 – 12/14 — Meredith Vieira – NEW
- 12/15 – 12/17— America Ferrera – NEW
- 12/18 – 12/20 — Chandra Wilson – NEW
- 12/21 – 12/23 — Daniel Dae Kim – NEW
- 12/24 – 12/26 — Edward James Olmos
- 12/27 – 12/28 – Blair Underwood
- 12/29 – 12/30 — Amy Grant
You can enjoy the Candlelight Processional three times each evening, 5:00, 6:45 and 8 p.m., from November 27 to December 30. For more information and to make reservations for a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, visit disneyworld.com/holiday.
Who are you most excited to see?
This week we travel to Epcot with Disney Parks Moms Panelist, Crystal, to explore fun for little ones from Future World to World Showcase. One “must-see” pavilion great for the whole family is The Seas With Nemo & Friends. Kids can frolic in the big blue world with Nemo and pals, plus get up close with real underwater sea life in a bunch of ways. In World Showcase, there’s lots to do including Kidcot Fun Stops with crafts and activities — true lifesavers when you are looking for a quick way to entertain tired youngsters. There’s so much to explore at this sprawling 300 acre park, so check out Crystal’s helpful tips.
Now I know it’s REALLY the holiday season: Holidays Around the World has returned to Epcot.
Beautifully-costumed storytellers who share the traditions and cultures from their countries and entertainment themed to the holidays add to the sparkle of the gorgeous decor around the theme park.
Hear from Helga, Father Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as performances from the Chinese Lion and the mariachi band and dancers in Mexico – these are just some of the special experiences available for the season.
How will you spend your holiday visit at Epcot?
Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark image was snapped at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows here at Walt Disney World Resort.
In Hawai‘i, the traditional celebration of the harvest — or Makahiki — takes place in the fall. At Aulani, our resort’s casual, family-friendly restaurant is appropriately named after the season’s festival, Makahiki: The Bounty of the Islands.
After a long production period making episodes of their hit ABC series, the cast of “The Goldbergs” — Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, AJ Michalka and Patton Oswalt — along with Executive Producers Adam Goldberg and Doug Robinson, and their families — wanted to enjoy a little holiday magic at the Disneyland Resort.
It was a moment Lt. Colonel Shannon Patrick Thompson and his family had waited years for, the chance to thank a United States postal worker from Virginia who literally kept Thompson’s family connected while he served our country in Afghanistan.
We’re continuing our series of Disney-inspired bento box tutorials with a special Thanksgiving Day treat. Today, we’re showing you how to make Turkey Lurkey from the 2005 film, “Chicken Little,” using snow peas, corn, apples, eggplant and other tasty ingredients.
It is a favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition of mine to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Here we take a look at the Mickey Mouse balloon that paraded its way down the streets of New York City in the early 1970’s. I hope this photo brings many happy memories of your Thanksgiving traditions.
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, Disney Cruise Line crew members volunteered at local food pantries to help with Thanksgiving preparations in communities near our Florida homeports in Port Canaveral and Miami, and in Galveston, Texas.