Every year, the Candlelight Processional takes place in Epcot, where rich sounds of a full orchestra and choir fill the America Gardens Theatre, including a special guest narrator. Listen along while the story of the babe in a manger touches your heart as it has for generations—accompanied by warm and inspiring holiday music.
The Candlelight Processional returns for 2017, and will be available in Epcot from November 24 – December 30, 2017.
The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.
While admission to the Candlelight Processional is free, long lines do form, and admission is not guaranteed. One great way to get guaranteed admission, and a great seat, is the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, which are now available to book.
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 $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Please note, you must book a Candlelight Processional Package at these restaurants in order to get the fixed price and Candlelight Processional tickets, if you book just a regular dining reservation, you will not receive these additions.
Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators
As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, this favorite Walt Disney World Resort holiday tradition presents the story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
Newcomers to the celebrity narrator spotlight this year include Daytime Television Legend Pat Sajak and TV star CCH Pounder. Returning favorites include television, film and stage superstar Neil Patrick Harris, country megastar Trace Adkins and Contemporary Christian music artist Jaci Velasquez. Additional narrators will be announced in the coming weeks.
Here are the 2017 narrators confirmed so far:
- November 24 – December 3 – To Be Announced
- December 4 – 5 – Pat Sajak
- December 6 – 14 – To Be Announced
- December 15 – 17 – Trace Adkins
- December 18 – 21 – Neil Patrick Harris
- December 22 – 24 – CCH Pounder
- December 25 – 27 – Jaci Velasquez
- December 28 – 30 – To Be Announced
The Candlelight Processional is presented three times per night at the American Gardens Theater at Epcot. Daily show times are 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the dining package. Reservations can be made by call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE or by contacting your Mouseketrips agent.
Typically, breakfast and lunch include admission to the 5 p.m. show, while dinner includes admission to either the 6:45 p.m. or 8:15 p.m shows.
Candlelight Processional Restaurant Options
|Lunch Adult||Lunch Child (3-9)||Dinner Adult||Dinner Child (3-9)|
|Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway Pavilion||$70.00||$42.00||$70.00||$42.00|
|Biergarten Restaurant – Germany Pavilion||$44.00||$25.00||$51.00||$29.00|
|Chefs de France – France Pavilion||$65.99||$17.99||$75.99||$22.99|
|Coral Reef Restaurant – The Living Seas||$66.00||$22.00||$66.00||$22.00|
|The Garden Grill – The Land Pavilion||$57.00||$36.00||$57.00||$36.00|
|La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexico Pavilion||N/A||N/A||$80.00||$17.50|
|Nine Dragons Restaurant – China Pavilion||$50.00||$16.99||$58.00||$18.50|
|Restaurant Marrakesh – Morocco Pavilion||$50.00||$21.00||$58.00||$21.00|
|Rose & Crown Dining Room – United Kingdom Pavilion||$57.00||$21.00||$57.00||$21.00|
|San Angel Inn Restaurante – Mexico Pavilion||$60.00||$15.50||$74.00||$17.50|
|Spice Road Table – Morocco Pavilion||$50.00||$21.00||$58.00||$21.00|
|Teppan Edo – Japan Pavilion||$62.00||$16.99||$74.00||$20.75|
|Tokyo Dining – Japan Pavilion||$62.00||$16.99||$74.00||$20.75|
|Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s BoardWalk||N/A||N/A||$60.00||$21.00|
|Tutto Italia Ristorante – Italy Pavilion||$64.00||$22.00||$70.00||$25.00|
|Via Napoli – Italy Pavilion||$54.00||$20.00||$57.00||$24.00|
The following restaurants offer breakfast options:
Breakfast Child (3-9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway Pavilion
The Garden Grill – The Land Pavilion
Trattoria al Forno – Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
For more information about other Disney Holiday events, visit http://www.disneyworld.com/holidays.