News! 2017 Disney World Candlelight Processional Narrators and Dining Packages Announced


Too soon? ;) Well, not really… not if you’re planning to spend part of the holiday season in Walt Disney World. If that’s the case, we’ve got some great info for you about one of the most popular holiday events at Disney World. Booking is now officially open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages! AND we also have the preliminary list of narrators!

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Narrating the Candlelight Processional

You can make your Advance Dining Reservation NOW by booking online at, or by phone by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).

The Candlelight Processional features the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator. The reading is accompanied by a robed choir and a full orchestra performing Christmas carols.

Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional

The popular event takes place three times each evening throughout the holiday season at the America Gardens Theater in Epcot’s World Showcase, with showtimes at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 pm. This year, guests can see the performance from November 24 through December 30.

2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators

The 2017 Narrator list is subject to change. So far, the following narrators are confirmed:
Pat Sajak: December 4 to 5, 2017
Trace Adkins: December 15 to 17, 2017
Neil Patrick Harris: December 18 to 21, 2017
CCH Pounder: December 22 to 24, 2017
Jaci Velazquez: December 25 to 27, 2017


An American Sign Language interpreter translates the event for the hearing impaired.

Candlelight Processional Dining Package

The Candlelight Processional is an incredibly popular holiday event. For guaranteed seating, the Candlelight Processional Dining Package is now available for booking.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Packages include a meal at a participating restaurant (most are located at Epcot, but one is in the Epcot Resort Area). Click here to see which restaurants are included on the 2017 Candlelight Processional list! Booking a package entitles each person in the party to a guaranteed seat (though not necessarily covered seating) at the evening’s performance of the Candlelight Processional.

Packages are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seatings. Breakfast starts at $27.00 for adults ($14.00 per child); lunch packages start at $44.00 for adults ($15.50 per child); and dinner packages start at $51.00 for adults ($17.50 per child).

If you book your package via the Disney World website, your showtime will be automatically assigned (with a breakfast booking typically offering a seat at the earliest show, etc., depending on availability). However, booking by phone at (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463) allows you to speak with a Cast Member who may be able to help you choose your preferred show time.

For the full list of restaurantsand pricesvisit our Candlelight Processional Dining Package Page!

We will continue to update you with the latest information about this special event as soon as it’s available!

Holiday Disney Trip Planning? Pre-Order the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017 to Jump Start Your Fun!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017 is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you get the most out of your holiday vacation at Walt Disney World.

DFB Holiday Guide 2017_2D (1) March 6

We’ll guide you through all the special events, activities, and dining so that you can get the biggest bang for your buck! Yep — Our Holiday Guide covers everything Disney holiday-related — not just the food!

And if you pre-order the 2017 Guide now, we will send you an instant download of the 2016 Guide so that you can start your planning right away! Then, you will automatically receive the 2017 Guide as soon as it’s published the Fall!

As a special thank you to our readers for pre-ordering the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2017, we are also offering a discount. Enter discount code PreHoliday at check out, and receive 20% off the list price of $14.95! That’s both the 2016 Guide and the 2017 Guide for $11.95! Two for the price of one!

Are you hoping to attend the Candlelight Processional during the holidays? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Steve says

    Hi All.
    Our family is going to be in Orlando Thanksgiving week (2017).

    Anyone have any suggestions where to eat Thanksgiving dinner?

    Family of four, kids 8 & 10. no allergies. Open to new food experiences.

    We will be visiting Disney, Universal, Discovery Cove.

    So not shying away from hotel restaurants, Disney Springs, City Walk either.

    Do you have any guides currently avaikable

  2. says

    I’m taking my choir students to sing in the Processional on December 8, can’t wait to find out who our narrator will be!

  3. Tricia says

    Dang! I get back from a Bahamas Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale on December 17th! I could totally stay another night in the area to see Neil Patrick Harris… but I don’t have anymore days to take off work!! :(

  4. Eeyore63 says

    So bummed that NPH is during passholder blockout dates. Wanted to go specifically to see him again.

  5. Andrea Virnau says

    We called and were told Tutto Italia is NOT participating this year in CP Dining Packages!?? Any info or update would be appreciated. Thanks!! We did get San Angel, so at least have a reservation!

  6. JoAnn says

    I saw Trace Adkins previously. What a voice – he did an excellent job and would see him perform this over and over.

  7. Disney Mike says

    Dang. I’d absolutely LOVE to see CCH Pounder at the Candlelight Processional — she’s just fantastic! But we head back home on the 20th…

  8. Dennis says

    For Thqnksgiving dinner, we ate last year at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. Kid friendly with a good show. Will be doing that again this year on Thanksgiving as we’ll be arriving that day in WDW.

  9. Debbie says


    If you want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Liberty Tavern is always good. We ate at 50’s Prime Time last year. We always enjoy their food, but I did not like their Turkey dinner special. The Turkey was very gamey tasting. If you don’t want a traditional thanksgiving dinner, Biergarten is decorated nice and has live music. The food is always good and the kids love dancing on the dance floor. They also tell of Germany’s Christmas traditions.

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