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Whoopi Goldberg at the Epcot Candlelight Processional

Additional Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced!

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Disney has announced several additional celebrity narrators for Epcot's 2019 Candlelight Processional. Joining the previously announced presenters are four newcomers to the annual event, which is a reading of the Nativity story accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir: Helen Hunt (Oscar-winner for "As Good As It Gets"), Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana"), Alfonso Ribeiro ("Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Dancing with the Stars"), and Bart Millard (lead singer for the Christian rock band MercyMe).
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Candlelight Processional Reader Comments

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Katharine Chisholm, 12/22/05: My family and I attended the 6:45pm Candlelight Processional on December 22 and I have to say it was one of the best performances we have ever seen at the parks. We were lucky enough to be there to hear Jim Caviezel read the Christmas Story. His moving performance helped all of … Continue reading "Candlelight Processional Reader Comments"
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Candlelight Processional Photos and Program

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The Traditional Story of Christmas in Song and Narration as Presented at Epcot "Holidays Around the World" "The Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program began in 1958 at Disneyland in California. Thirteen years later, in 1971, Walt Disney World presented it's first Candlelight Processional in the Magic Kingdom with Rock Hudson as narrator. In 1994, … Continue reading "Candlelight Processional Photos and Program"
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Dates Announced: 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional

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Dates Announced For 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays & Candlelight Processional The 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will return to the park November 18 — December 30. The Candlelight Processional also returns this year and for the first time, the popular holiday tradition will open for Thanksgiving on November 22 and … Continue reading "Dates Announced: 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional"
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Candlelight Processional Narrators Added to Schedule

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More narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional at Epcot have been announced. This experience, which features reading of the Christmas story accompanied by a choir and orchestra, will take place November 25 through December 30. The tentative list of narrators is: – Steven Curtis Chapman: November 25 – 27 – Neil Patrick Harris: November 28 … Continue reading "Candlelight Processional Narrators Added to Schedule"
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The Candlelight Processional

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Just a few weeks ago Carol and I enjoyed the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World and once again it was every bit as inspiring as the first time we saw it thirteen years ago. We were instantly mesmerized back in 2002 when a herald of trumpets focused our attention on the orchestra which played … Continue reading "The Candlelight Processional"
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Disneyland Candlelight Processional 2013

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Disneyland's tradition of the Candlelight Processional, featuring a massed choir performing Christmas music, began in 1958. Unlike Epcot, it is only performed on two nights, typically the first weekend of December, making it more of a challenge to see. (Last year it was performed on 20 nights, but they did not repeat that this year.) Some people arrive at park opening to stake out their spots for the processional at 5:30 in the evening!
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