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2013 Disney World Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale July 9th

Many folks who are visiting Disney World during the holiday season have been eagerly awaiting news of when they can book a Disney World Candlelight Processional Dining Package.

Well — get your credit cards ready, because 2013 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will be available on July 9th, 2013!

Candlelight Processional

Disney World’s Candlelight Processional

This year, the Candlelight Processional will be performed three times nightly (5:00pm, 6:45pm, and 8:15pm) from November 29 – December 30, 2013.

The popular show includes the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, and a choir composed of Disney cast members and guest choirs from around the country.

Candlelight Processional Dining Package

Guests who’ve been there, done that, know that seating for the Candlelight Processional is first-come, first-served, and you do need to get in line at least an hour in advance to get a seat.

However, if you book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, you have guaranteed seating as well as guaranteed VIP viewing of Epcot’s fireworks spectacular, IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth, after the show! All this in addition to a lunch or dinner meal at a select Epcot restaurant.

Candlelight Processional Package Info

The package includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic, non-specialty beverage or 1 full buffet from the restaurant’s menu.

Candlelight Processional Dining Package Price
Prices vary depending on the restaurant chosen, and whether you’re having lunch or dinner.

Prices for 2013 range from:
Lunch Packages $35.14-$63.89 for Guests 10+, $13.84-$19.16 for Guests 3–9
Dinner Packages $53.24-$74.54 for Guests 10+, $18.10-$29.81 for Guests 3–9

Disney Dining Plan and the Candlelight Processional Dining Package
Guests can use the Disney Dining Plan to pay for the packages.

Standard and Deluxe Dining – 2 table service credits per person for any meal/restaurant
Premium and Platinum Dining – 1 table service credit per person for any meal/restaurant

Restaurants Included
There are plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from! We have the complete list of prices for Candlelight Processional restaurants for 2013 here. Let’s take a look at restaurants where dining will be available…

Outside the Biergarten during the Holidays

Nine Dragons
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose and Crown
Via Napoli
San Angel Inn
Coral Reef
Teppan Edo
Tokyo Dining
Tutto Italia
Chefs de France
Garden Grill *Dinner Only
La Hacienda de San Angel *Dinner Only

Candlelight Processional Narrators

The 2013 Narrator list is subject to change:

• Gary Sinise November 29 – December 1
• Neil Patrick Harris December 2 – December 3
• Ashley Judd December 4-5
• Whoopi Goldberg December 6-7
• Sigourney Weaver December 8-10
• Dennis Haysbert December 11-13
• James Denton December 14-16
• Edward James Olmos December 17-19
• Trace Adkins December 20-22
• Steven Curtis Chapman December 23-25
• Blair Underwood December 26-28
• Amy Grant December 29-30

Check out our Candlelight Processional Dining Package page for a full list of narrators, restaurants, and prices!

So get ready to book on July 9th, since these packages are popular and get booked up quickly. Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 bright and early next Tuesday!

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Happy planning!


  1. Scott says:

    We did the Candlelight Dinner Package last December. We dined at Chefs de France, which was very good. There was a slight language barrier with the waiter but nothing major. I would recommend this restaurant.

    The Candlelight Processional was the most wonderful thing we experienced during our December trip to Disney World. We had Jodi Benson as the celebrity narrator and she was fantastic.

  2. Jay says:

    I wouldn’t wait until the 9th. Periodically try the website prior because its been letting some go through.

  3. AJ says:

    Scott — Thanks for the review!! So glad you enjoyed!

    Jay — There was a glitch on July 5th and on July 1st I believe, for just an hour or two, that allowed some folks to book reservations. I doubt this will happen again, but you never know! If you’re very eager to get your preferred restaurant, it might help to stalk the website. :-)

  4. Ray says:

    Is this a CC hold or a charge? The last time we did the CP Dinner Package in 2011, we paid at the restaurant.

  5. Paula says:

    Ray, I was wondering the same ING, and this is what I found on the WDW website: “Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurant, where you’ll receive your Candlelight Seating badges for seating at the America Gardens Theatre for the booked showtime and for the Epcot fireworks show.”

    Hope that helps….

  6. Paula says:

    Ray, I was wondering the same thing, and this is what I found on the WDW website: “Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurant, where you’ll receive your Candlelight Seating badges for seating at the America Gardens Theatre for the booked showtime and for the Epcot fireworks show.”

    Hope that helps….

  7. Ray says:

    Thanks Paula….yes it does.

  8. perryplatypus says:

    What time on tues do the tickets go on sale?

  9. AJ says:

    Perryplatypus — At 7am ET :-)

  10. Thanks AJ, Looks like it will be a very early Tuesday morning LOL

  11. Oh, will you not be able to do it on the web at 6AM?

  12. catherine says:

    Is Le Cellier really included for lunch, now that lunch is 2 DDP credits all the time? If so, everyone on DDP will want that one.

  13. perryplatypus says:

    Just got off the phone with Disney Dinning and Le Cellier is not part of Candlelight this year and is not listed as one restaurants on the reservation website. What a bummer :(

  14. Ray says:

    Good news and bad news….we got in, but not the show we wanted. Most of the 8:15 PM slots are taken (except Nine Dragons & Bietgarten). We did get an ADR for Marrakesh for the 6:45 show. Apparently it opened up online at 12:01 AM.

  15. MeLissa Fetty says:

    Just an FYI, there are no packages available for the 5:00 show on Sunday, December 8. There is some sort of community showing at that time. It took the CM 40 minutes to figure it out, but she finally did.

  16. AmyW says:

    Thanks a bunch MeLissa, you just saved me a ton of time. I’d hoped for that showing and have been frustrated most of the morning trying to get through on the phones and the website keeps spinning and spinning. I guess I’ll have to go with my second choice day. (And shuffle my other ADRs accordingly.)

  17. Christa says:

    Called this morning for December 6. Lunch at Via Napoli was open – PERFECT! We did La Hacienda last year, and it was wonderful, as well. There is nothing more beautiful than the CP followed by Illuminations with the holiday tag!

  18. Christa says:

    AJ – the WDW site is no longer showing Neil Patrick Harris for 12/2-3. Could you find out what’s happening? I’m bummed as I booked my CP package for one of his nights.

  19. Leslie says:

    I know I’m way late to this, but my family decided recently to make a WDW trip the weekend before Christmas, and I was able to get CP reservations for Via Napoli (yea!). Does anyone happen to know whether the full menu is available or if the CP package means a limited menu? When we did the Fantasmic package a couple year ago the menu at Brown Derby was limited, and I would have liked to have known ahead of time. Thanks!

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