NEWS: Celebrity Narrators Announced for EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional!

Updated on November 9th, 2021

We already knew that the Candlelight Processional would be returning to EPCOT this holiday season, but we weren’t sure exactly what it would look like after being canceled last year.

Candlelight Processional 2019

Today Disney announced more details about the 2021 Candlelight Processional, including the return of dining packages and, now we’ve got the FULL list of celebrity narrators too!

This year’s Candlelight Processional at EPCOT will include performances at the American Gardens Theatre by a choir made up of only Disney Cast Members, as well as a live orchestra, AND…celebrity narrators are BACK!

Candlelight Processional

Celebrity narrators are responsible for telling the traditional story of Christmas at the Candlelight Processional, and past narrators have included Neil Patrick Harris, Jodi Benson, and Whoopi Goldberg, among many others.

Neil Patrick Harris Narrates the Candlelight Processional

For 2021, the celebrity narrator lineup so far is as follows:

  • Auli’i Cravalho
    November 26th – November 28th
  • Chita Rivera
    November 29th – December 1st
  • Jodi Benson
    December 2nd – December 4th
  • Alton Fitzgerald White
    December 5th – December 7th
  • Bar Millard
    December 8th – December 10th
  • Lisa Ling
    December 11th – December 13th
  • Andy Garcia
    December 14th – December 16th
  • Ana Gasteyer
    December 17th – December 19th
  • Courtney B. Vance
    December 20th – December 22nd
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 23th – December 25th
  • Blair Underwood
    December 26th – December 28th
  • Pat Sajak
    December 29th – December 30th
Jodi Benson

Disney added that there will be more celebrity narrators added throughout the next few weeks and we will be keeping a close watch for more announcements, so stay tuned to All Ears for more holiday Disney World coverage!

The first holiday decorations have already arrived in Disney World!

Are you excited for the return of the Candlelight Processional? Tell us in the comments!

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3 Replies to “NEWS: Celebrity Narrators Announced for EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional!”

  1. So happy to hear that candlelight will be coming back this year. I really missed it last year. It’s been a family tradition for many many years, back to the point of when my son was doing his CP.

    1. Great news having candlelight processional be here this year,
      I would love to have them play at end let there be peace on earth song, it’s even better when all the audiences sing along with the choir. I filmed it when they had it for the first time right after 9-11 , very moving