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|
|Coral Reef Restaurant|
The Living Seas
|Garden Grill Restaurant|
The Land Pavilion
|Le Cellier Steakhouse|
|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)
Same-Day Dining Packages
Planning a last-minute visit? You may be able to purchase a same-day dining package, which 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.
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.
- Candlelight Overture
- Shout For Joy
- Phylicia Rashad: And You Can Call Him Jesus,
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- Il Est
- Phylicia Rashad: I Bring You Good Tiding Of Great Joy
- O Holy Night
- Phylicia Rashad: Glory To God In The Highest
- Angels From The Realms Of Glory
- Phylicia Rashad: They Rejoiced With Exceeding Great Joy
- Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy/Wem Three Kings
- Phylicia Rashad: They Found The Little Child
- What Child Is This
- Phylicia Rashad: Eternal Promise of Goodness and Light
- Do You Hear What I Hear
- Phylicia Rashad: One Solitary Life
- Silent Night
- Phylicia Rashad: We Still, Celebrate
- Joy To The World
- Phylicia Rashad: The Prince Of Peace!
- The Hallelujah Chorus
- Phylicia Rashad: May The Joy and Peace
- The Wonderful World Of Joy And Peace
- Away In A Manger (bonus track)
- Angels We Have Heard On High (bonus track)
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