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Disney World Candlelight Processional

Disney World Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional takes place every year during the holiday season at Epcot. The show is a re-telling of the birth of Jesus by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir that is filled with cast members and guest school choirs from around the United States. The show happens three times each night at the America Gardens Theater in the America Pavillion at Epcot. The 2023 Candlelight Processional runs November 24 – December 30.

Candlelight Processional Narrators for 2022

The 2022 Narrator list is subject to change. So far, the following narrators are confirmed:

  • Simu Liu – November 25 and 26, 2022
  • Chita Rivera – 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 through 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 Package at Epcot

By reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, you’ll be able to indulge in a holiday meal with your family, plus have peace of mind knowing that priority seating is guaranteed at this highly sought-after Christmastime event. This is the best option if you hate waiting in lines. For some celebrity narrators like Neil Patrick Harris, you have to wait hours in line and there is no guarantee that your seat will even be any good.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. each meal includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one full buffet or family-style dining (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage. Simply select a restaurant, savor the cuisine, then take your seat. The sights and sounds of this joy-filled family tradition are sure to lift spirits!

Options and Cost of Dining Packages

Each Candlelight Processional Dining Package includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage at select full-service restaurants (or 1 full buffet where applicable). All dining packages include guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional.

(ages 10 and up)
(ages 3 to 9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Canada Pavilion
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
(same-day dining packages only)
American Adventure Pavilion
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
Spice Road Table
(same-day dining packages only)
Morocco Pavilion

Same-Day Dining Packages

Planning a last-minute visit? You may be able to purchase a same-day dining package, which allows you to:

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.

Make Candlelight Dining Package Reservations

To reserve your Candlelight Dining Packages, please call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. Or call your fantastic Magical Travel agent and have them take care of all the legwork for you!

Video of Epcot Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional Soundtrack

If you love the music Disney actually sells a copy of the soundtrack. You can pick it up here. Not only is this the list for the CD but it also is a look at the various songs they sing throughout the show.

  1. Candlelight Overture
  2. Shout For Joy
  3. Phylicia Rashad: And You Can Call Him Jesus,
  4. O Come All Ye Faithful
  5. Il Est
  6. Phylicia Rashad: I Bring You Good Tiding Of Great Joy
  7. O Holy Night
  8. Phylicia Rashad: Glory To God In The Highest
  9. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  10. Phylicia Rashad: They Rejoiced With Exceeding Great Joy
  11. Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy/Wem Three Kings
  12. Phylicia Rashad: They Found The Little Child
  13. What Child Is This
  14. Phylicia Rashad: Eternal Promise of Goodness and Light
  15. Do You Hear What I Hear
  16. Phylicia Rashad: One Solitary Life
  17. Silent Night
  18. Phylicia Rashad: We Still, Celebrate
  19. Joy To The World
  20. Phylicia Rashad: The Prince Of Peace!
  21. The Hallelujah Chorus
  22. Phylicia Rashad: May The Joy and Peace
  23. The Wonderful World Of Joy And Peace
  24. Away In A Manger (bonus track)
  25. Angels We Have Heard On High (bonus track)

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Thursday 4th of October 2018

We are attending Disney December 1-6. We currently have dinner reservations at Akershus at 6:25 on December 6th. Will we be able to see the show as well? Is this something separate from the regular dining reservations??

Patty Staricha

Thursday 4th of October 2018

The reserved candlelight seating is a special Disney World dining reservation. You should be able to get a standby spot for Candlelight at 5pm and make your reservation. It's a Neil Patrick Harris night so it will be busy make sure to get in line ahead of the show.