Candlelight Processional – Festival of the Holidays

Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holiday’s Candlelight Processional!

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Candlelight Processional

One of the most popular events at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional. During this event, celebrity narrators, from Neil Patrick Harris to Angela Bassett, tells the story of Christmas. In addition to the narrators, an orchestra and chorus perform stirring songs of hope and joy. This show runs nightly, concurrently with the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM or 8:30 PM at the America Gardens Theatre.

2022 Celebrity Narrators for the Candlelight Processional

  • Simu Liu – November 25 and 26, 2022
  • Edward James Olmos – November 27 through 29, 2022
  • Raul Esparza – November 30 and December 1, 2022
  • Whoopi Goldberg – December 2 and December 3, 2022
  • Isabella Rossellini – December 4 through December 6, 2022
  • Daymond John – December 7 and December 9, 2022
  • Josh Gad – December 10 through December 12, 2022
  • Gloria Estefan – December 13 and December 14, 2022
  • Neil Patrick Harris – December 15 through December 18, 2022
  • Mariska Hargitay – December 19 and December 20, 2022
  • Cal Ripken Jr. – December 21 through December 23, 2022
  • Marie Osmond – December 24 through December 26, 2022
  • Courtney Vance – December 27 and December 28, 2022
  • Angela Bassett – December 29 and December 30, 2022

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

Since it is a beloved seasonal experience, the Candlelight Processional tends to fill up quickly. But by reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, you can indulge in a leisurely holiday meal with loved ones! Then, have the peace of mind knowing that your seat is guaranteed at this highly sought-after Christmastime event.

Packages and Pricing

Feast on fabulous food for lunch or dinner! Choose from several unique eateries at EPCOT offering Candlelight Processional Packages. Presently, each package includes:

  • When dining at table service restaurants, each package includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert, along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • While those dining at buffets, each guest will accordingly receive one full buffet, along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • Accordingly, each person will receive one guaranteed seat to a Candlelight Processional held on the same day

Dining Packages will be available for advanced dining reservations 60 days out beginning on October 6, 2022. Guests can reserve lunch or dinner at the Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion, and this will be a buffet. So the cost per person is $65 (ages 10 and up) and $37 (ages 3-9). Another option is Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion. Here, you will receive an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. Although delicious, the cost per person, will be $100 (ages 10 and up) and $39 (ages 3-9). Additionally, consider Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Diners will receive an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage for $64 (ages 10 and up) and $28 (ages 3-9).

For a character dining option, head to the Garden Grill. This family-style restaurant has character visits from Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto, and runs $71/$46 per person. Finally, Coral Reef, another Table Service option, will cost $74/$30 per person. My personal recommendation is either Biergarten, Garden Grill, or Rose & Crown.

Same-Day Dining Packages

Planning a last-minute visit? Then you may be able to purchase a same-day dining package. This option allows you to:

  • Dine without reservations at Spice Road Table or Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue that day
  • Enjoy guaranteed seats to a Candlelight Processional performance later that day

To check availability for same-day dining packages, visit Spice Road Table or Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue during the Festival. Packages are subject to availability and may not be available on peak dates.

The Candlelight Processional runs concurrently with the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. If you are ready to book your vacation for the holiday season, contact me today!

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