Two new narrators join us this year for one of the most beloved and heart-warming holiday traditions at Walt Disney World Resort. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., and long-time member of the Disney family Ming-Na Wen (voice of Mulan, currently starring in ABC-TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) take to the stage for Candlelight Processional. The annual event is a part of Epcot’s Holidays Around the World celebration, which features a celebrity narrator sharing the story of Christmas, joined by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.
Here’s the line-up of performers for 2016:
- Steven Curtis Chapman 11/25-27
- Neil Patrick Harris 11/28-12/1
- Whoopi Goldberg 12/2 -12/3
- Edward James Olmos 12/4-12/6*
- Anthony Mackie 12/7-12/9 New!
- Robby Benson 12/10 -12/12
- Meredith Vieira 12/13-12/15
- Jim Caviezel 12/16-12/18
- Joe Morton 12/19-12/21
- Ming-Na Wen 12/22-12/24 New!
- Jodi Benson 12/25-12/27
- Cal Ripken jr.. 12/28-12/30 New!
The story, the music, the twinkling trees and decor fills you with the spirit of this wonderful season. And you can catch the performances at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at the American Gardens Theatre.
As Charles Stovall shared a few months ago, you can pair this processional with a dining package – breakfast, lunch and dinner options at select Epcot and Epcot Resort restaurants. Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $27 plus tax per person for adults and $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $47 plus tax per person for adults and $20 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Click here to book Candlelight Processional dining packages or to find out more information, call 407/ WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).
*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Theme park admission is required. There is no 5 p.m. show on 12/4.