Candlelight Processional

2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Coming Soon...

2019_Epcot_Candlelight_Processional

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

This show is extremely popular and I would consider it one of the “must-dos” of the holiday season. The show is general seating, first come, first served, and lines begin forming about 2 hours before each performance.

However if you book a Candlelight Dining Package, you will have guaranteed admission into one of the performances.

I’m told that the 2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages at Epcot will be available starting July 3, 2019.

For more information on the types of candlelight Dining Packages, and for package pricing visit the Walt Disney World Website for a complete price list.

Check out exclusive offers for Walt Disney World Resort during the Holiday 2019 season on the Offers Page.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale July 11

Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates 2018

Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates 2018

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 11, 2018.

Here is the lineup of celebrity hosts so far. More names should be announced shortly

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel** and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Epcot provides 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.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package by visiting Disneyworld.com/dine.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

** Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for dinner only.

2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates

2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates

2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates

2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional dates have been announced:  The first show begins on Thanksgiving (November 22) and will run through Dec 30, 2018.  Previously I shared with you dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, be sure to check that out as well! 

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See Who's Coming to Candlelight at Epcot This Year

Candlelight Epcot 2016 Narrators 

Candlelight Epcot 2016 Narrators 

A few months ago, I shared a preview of the narrators scheduled for the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. And now, I'm excited to announce more narrators for the 2016 Candlelight Processional.

Celebrity Narrators scheduled to make appearances this year include (subject to change without notice): 

 

Nov. 25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
Nov. 28-Dec. 1 – Neil Patrick Harris (will draw large crowds - arrive at least 90 min.early)
Dec. 2-3 – Whoopi Goldberg (will draw large crowds - arrive at least 90 min.early)
Dec. 4*-6 – Edward James Olmos
Dec. 7-9 – TBA
Dec. 10-12 – Robby Benson
Dec. 13-15 – Meredith Vieira
Dec. 16-18 – Jim Caviezel
Dec. 19-21 – Joe Morton
Dec. 22-24 – Ming-Na Wen – NEW!
Dec. 25-27 – Jodi Benson
Dec. 28-30 – Cal Ripken, Jr. – NEW!

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. Dining packages are available on select nights and include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

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.

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Big Change to Epcot Candlelight Processional 2016

2016 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Epcot Holidays Around the World, including the Candlelight Processional, run November 25 – December 30, 2016

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. A candlelight meal package is highly recommended to avoid a long standby queue but availability is limited.

This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and 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 $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.

Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated aBest of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World