Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 EPCOT Candlelight Processional

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays 2022

EPCOT can especially be a great park to visit during the holiday season! Featuring the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays, this park offers a memorable holiday experience where guests can indulge in festive dining and entertainment options. Of course, this EPCOT-exclusive experience also includes the must-see Candlelight Processional!

The Candlelight Processional is a holiday tradition that started at Disneyland in California before it made its way to the East Coast in 1971 and EPCOT in 1994. The processional features a choir, orchestra, and a live celebrity narrator to orate the Christmas story.

Candlelight Processional

There’s an impressive lineup of celebrity narrators this year. Here’s who you can expect to see speak and when:

  • Nov. 24th-25th: Chrissy Metz
  • Nov. 26th-27th: Luis Fonsi
  • Nov. 28th-29th: Ann-Margret
  • Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd: Simu Liu
  • Dec. 3rd-5th: John Stamos
  • Dec. 6th-8th: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 9th-11th: Marlee Matlin
  • Dec. 12th-14th: Brendan Fraser
  • Dec. 15th-16th: Eva Longoria
  • Dec. 17th-18th: Joey McIntyre
  • Dec. 19th-20th: Sterling K. Brown
  • Dec. 21st-23rd: Jordan Fisher
  • Dec. 24th-26th: Steve Curtis Chapman
  • Dec. 27th-28th: Audra McDonald
  • Dec. 29th-30th: Lisa Ling
Candlelight Processional

The event runs congruently with EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays from November 24th through December 30th and takes place at the America Gardens Theatre. Showtimes will be at 5:15PM, 7PM, and 8:30PM each night.

Warning — this show is immensely popular and people start lining up for the shows early…especially on nights when there’s a particularly popular narrator.

Candlelight Processional crowds waiting back in 2021

We stopped by on the first night to see Chrissy Metz narrate! The show kicks off with some incredible music from the live orchestra and the choir.

If you want to secure a good seat for the show, dining packages can be purchased online and include lunch or dinner at a select EPCOT restaurant while guaranteeing you a seat for one of the performances. Table service dining package includes an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic, non-specialty beverage or full buffet. The prices for each restaurant package are as follows:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Adult $71 / Child $45: Breakfast
Adult $83 / Child $53: Lunch and Dinner

Biergarten Restaurant
Adult $65 / Child $37

Coral Reef Restaurant
Adult $78 / Child $32

Garden Grill
Adult $63 / Child $40: Breakfast
Adult $78 / Child $50: Lunch and Dinner

Le Cellier
Adult $104 / Child $42

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Same-day dining packages may be available for $41 per adult.

Rose and Crown Dining Room
Lunch: Adult $66 / Child $29

Spice Road Table
Adult $55 / Child $24
Includes two small plates and one nonalcoholic beverage per person. Also includes a tagine and dessert sharable platter.

Regal Eagle Candlelight dining package

We’ll keep you posted here at AllEars. Stay for all the latest from the Festival of the Holidays and all things Disney World!

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