From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Charles Stovall
Sometimes writing about our events is really tough.
You TRY not to play favorites, but as regular readers of the Disney Parks Blog know, my heart has a very special place in it for the Candlelight Processional.
I have memories of attending (and sometimes performing in) Candlelight Processional performances in every type of weather – from unseasonably warm winters where we were in shorts and T-shirts to chilly nights when we’ve had to bundle up in lots of layers.
It never ceases to thrill me – no matter what the temperature, and I’m always excited to bring you updates on the event – including the fact that dining packages are NOW ON SALE!
As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
Newcomers to the celebrity narrator spotlight this year include Daytime Television Legend Pat Sajak and TV star CCH Pounder, who was recently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the Grand Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar.
Returning favorites include television, film and stage superstar Neil Patrick Harris, country megastar Trace Adkins and Contemporary Christian music artist Jaci Velasquez.
Here are the narrators confirmed so far:*
- Nov. 24- Dec. 3 – To Be Announced
- Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak
- Dec. 6-14 – To Be Announced
- Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
- Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
- Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder
- Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
- Dec. 28-30 – To Be Announced
The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.
As with last year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot again this year like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Holidays Around the World is an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.
Click here to book Candlelight Processional dining packages or to find out more information, call 407/ WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).
Holidays Around the World, including the Candlelight Processional, runs November 24 – December 30, 2017 at Epcot. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates.
*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.
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