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Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced for Select Dates During 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Updated: December 5, 2019

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes the return of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. This special event runs November 29-December 30, inviting you and your family to discover holiday cheer throughout Epcot and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Seasonal fun includes sweet and savory treats at Holiday Kitchens throughout the park and special entertainment such as the guest-favorite Candlelight Processional.

Held in the America Gardens Theatre, the Candlelight Processional is a cherished part of the Walt Disney World holiday season, combining the talents of a live orchestra, massed choir and celebrity narrator in the retelling of the traditional Christmas story in a spectacular and heartwarming performance!

Here’s the line-up of celebrity narrators* confirmed to-date:

  • Ming-Na Wen – 11/29-12/1
  • Neil Patrick Harris – 12/2-12/5
  • Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
  • Isabella Rossellini – 12/8-12/10
  • Alton Fitzgerald White – 12/11-12/12
  • Gary Sinise – 12/13-12/15
  • Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
  • Geena Davis – 12/19-12/21
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
  • Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26
  • Marlee Matlin – 12/27-12/28
  • Lisa Ling – 12/29-12/30

The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.), and guaranteed seating is available by booking a breakfast, lunch or dinner Candlelight Processional Dining Package at select Epcot eateries. Availability is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Bookings for Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will begin on July 3.

Following the show, shop “around the world” to find the perfect holiday gift with a variety fragrances, specialty handbags, ornaments, toys, dolls, jewelry and stocking stuffers available at merchandise locations across Future World and World Showcase. And don’t miss the new, limited-time nighttime spectacular, Epcot Forever, debuting at Epcot this October.

Plus, we have great news for our Annual Passholders and DVC Members – you will be able to enjoy a 1-day exclusive early booking window on July 2.  Annual Passholders should call 407-WDW-DINE while DVC Members can contact DVC Member Services at 800-800-9800.

For more information about the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth or to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package starting July 3, visit or call 407-WDW-DINE.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Theme park admission is required.


  • My daughter will be singing in the show with her school on Dec 13th. Unfortunately , her father and I will be unable to attend from PA. I seen that someone posted that you have streamed these . Can someone please provide where and how am I able to watch 🙂 As a DisneyHolic this is one performance I wish I could be at watching my baby girl sing at the Happiest Place on Earth ! TIA

  • When will the narrator list be complete? Hoping for Auli’i Cravalho on the 20th!! 😊

  • When will additional narrators be named?

  • Can you confirm that DVC or AP can book dining starting July 2. This post is the only place I see this date. Can we book on line on July 2nd? Or is only option calling?

  • I was disappointed that Akershus was not included this year. We can’t do a princess meal and this too. Wish Disney would reconsider.

  • I like the idea of streaming it like last year. I shared it with my mom as a Christmas gift on Christmas Eve since she was not well enough to go out for a church service. Going to these over at least 5-6 trips is the highlight of our more recent family vacations. It was special to be able to share that with her this last year. Please continue and make this a tradition.

  • I hope the Disney Parks Blog will Live Stream a performance of the Candlelight Processional again this year. It was a huge highlight of the holiday season for my family last year.

  • Is Akershus still an option for the dining package? Thanks!

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