Candlelight Processional & Massed Choir
The Traditional Story of Christmas
in Song and Narration
as Presented at Epcot
The Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir began in 1958 at
Disneyland in California. Thirteen years later, Walt Disney World
presented its first Candlelight Processional in the Magic Kingdom with
Rock Hudson as the guest narrator. In 1994, the event was moved to the
America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Thousands of guests continue to share
in each of the 100+ performances that are presented throughout the
Schedule of Narrators**:
Each evening, nearly 400 performers fill the stage to create this
mainstay of Disney's holiday festivities. The orchestra consists of 51
professional musicians from the central Florida area. The choir members
dressed in gold represent high school groups from 30 states. A total of
21,000 amateur vocalists participate in this massed choir during the
five weeks of performances. The performers dressed in green (the "tree")
are Walt Disney World cast members from all departments and areas
throughout the Company.
The singers in red and black (the base of the "tree") are the nationally
acclaimed Voices of Liberty The centerpiece of the cast is a guest
celebrity who narrates the story of the Nativity. Guest narrators over
the years have included acclaimed actors, astronauts, vocalists, news
commentators, and sports celebrities. The show is approximately 40
minutes long. There will be three daily showings from November 25
through December 30 at 5:00, 6:45 & 8:15 PM.
11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
12/4-12/12 – TBA
12/16-12/18 – TBA
12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
12/22-12/27 – TBA
12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.
**Subject to Change
This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options
are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus
Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at
Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with
breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno
at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $27 plus tax per
person for adults and $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $47 plus tax
per person for adults and $20 plus tax per person for children, ages
You can either purchase a
ticket for the Dinner Package or you can watch for free. You do not need
a ticket to see Epcot's Candlelight Processional. Seating without the
dinner package is on a first come, first serve basis for each show.
The packages includes dinner at select Epcot
restaurants and reserved general seating at the American Gardens Theatre.
The Magic Your Way Dining Plan is accepted for the Candlelight
Processional Dinner Packages.
This is a credit card guaranteed event and a credit card is required at
time of booking. The guest will pay for the meal in full at the
restaurant where they will receive their seating name badges. Guest will
NO LONGER need to pick up their package voucher/badge in advance, they
just go to their restaurant and enjoy their meal before the show.
The show takes place rain or shine and less than
one-sixth of theater seats are under cover so not all Dining Show Package seats
will be under cover.
Chefs de France
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Garden Grill
La Hacienda de San Angel
Nine Dragons Restaurantt
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Call 407-WDW-DINE.
Past Narrators can be found
INTERCOT Guest Testimonials:
When I heard the singing of the first
performance I got drawn to the theater and I knew I had to go to the
second. It is such a wonderful show and the choirs have angel voices -
even the lady that does the sign language tradition of each song gets
you in the mood!"
" Our reader was George Hamilton who filled
in for another sick performer. He had the audience (including me) VERY
teary-eyed. I cannot express the emotion he put into the reading. I have
seen others, but none this good. Anyone who got out of the performance
without MAJOR Christmas Spirit was dead - or close to it. WOW - what a
"This really made Christmas special. I
Still get goose-bumps thinking of CP. For a good seat, where you can see
and hear well, buy the package."
have now been twice to CP. It is the same each year but with different
speakers. it is wonderful! It really gets you in the Christmas mood."
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