I know, I know, I know. Independence Day was just last week, but we get into the holiday spirit VERY early here at the Disney Parks Blog.
The Candlelight Processional, part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, is one of my all-time favorite events at Disney Parks. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. Dinner packages (available on select nights) include a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant, a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and pre-arranged fireworks viewing. Availability is limited.
Not only have I seen the Candlelight Processional every year since I was a kid, I have also been privileged to be part of the cast choir for the last six years. Last year, Amy Grant was the celebrity narrator on the night I sang. It was amazing!
Here are the celebrity narrators we’ve confirmed so far (including three new narrators, actors Ashley Judd, Sigourney Weaver and Dennis Haysbert):
- 11/29-12/1:Gary Sinise
- 12/2-12/3: Neil Patrick Harris
- 12/4-12/5: Ashley Judd
- 12/6-12/7: Whoopi Goldberg
- 12/8-12/10: Sigourney Weaver
- 12/11-12/13: Dennis Haysbert
- 12/14-12/16: James Denton
- 12/17-12/19: Edward James Olmos
- 12/20-12/22: Trace Adkins
- 12/23-12/25: Steven Curtis Chapman
- 12/26-12/28: Blair Underwood
- 12/29-12/30: Amy Grant
As usual, entertainment is always subject to change.
The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night throughout the holiday season, November 29–December 30, 2013. For more information about Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional, or to book the Candlelight Dinner packages, you can call 407.WDW DINE (407.939.3463) or check-out www.disneyworld.com.