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2022 Epcot Candlelight Processional

The Epcot Candlelight Processional is one of the most popular events at Disney World Resort during the holiday season. This special event features a celebrity narrator telling the story of Christmas, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir. If you’re looking to experience this magical tradition for yourself, here are all the details you need to know!

What You Need to Know about the Epcot Candlelight Processional

The processional runs from November 25 through December 30 in Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre and is included in your admission price to the park.

This show is part live orchestra, part massed choir and involves rotating celebrity narrators that retell the traditional Christmas story.

Epcot Candlelight Processional

2022 Epcot Christmas Candlelight Processional Narrators

  • November 25-26: Simu Liu
  • November 27-29: Edward James Olmos
  • November 30-December 1: Raul Esparza
  • December 2-3: Whoopi Goldberg
  • December 4-6: Isabella Rossellini
  • December 7-9: Daymond John
  • December 10-12: Josh Gad
  • December 13-14: Gloria Estefan
  • December 15-18: Neil Patrick Harris
  • December 19-20: Mariska Hargitay
  • December 21-23: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • December 24-26: Marie Osmond
  • December 27-28: Courtney Vance
  • December 29-30: Angela Bassett

The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night (5:15, 7:00 and 8:30pm) so you will have more than one chance to catch it.

I personally prefer seeing it when it is dark because it makes the lights even that more impactful.

Because the Candlelight Processional is free, seats can be hard to come by. You will either need to line up early or purchase a dinner package that gives you priority seating.

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Epcot Candlelight Processional Dining Packages and Prices

If you want to secure a seat at the processional, the best thing to do is to purchase the Candlelight Processional Packages. Each package includes: an appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage along with guaranteeed seating.

Guests will receive Candlelight Seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will show the date and time they have reserved & give them entrance to America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue.

Seating is guaranteed, but is first come, first served.

Participating Restaurants

  • Biergarten ($65 adult /$37 child) *my personal favorite
  • Coral Reef ($74 adult /$30 child)
  • Garden Grill ($71 adult /$46 child)
  • Le Cellier ($100 adult /$39 child)
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse ($40 adult /$40 child)
  • Rose & Crown ($64 adult /$28 child)
  • Spice Road Table ($52 adult /$23 child)

There is nothing quite like this event and should be something you try to do while in Epcot. You will walk away feeling the Christmas spirit for sure!

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Jan Cannon-Bowers

Saturday 8th of October 2022

Hi—we have been trying to get reservations for the Processional both on line and by calling, but nothing is available for any day or time. The person on the phone even said it seemed like the reservations were locked somehow and he was surprised nothing was available. I’m going in every morning at the crack of dawn to check the next day that opens up but it’s all in unavailable…any insights?

Best, Jan

P.S. we are annual pass holders.

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