The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will celebrate the Holiday Season in Epcot from November 18 – December 30, 2018. And an integral part of the Festival, for many Epcot guests, is the Candlelight Processional.
And booking will begin on Wednesday, July 11th for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages! We also have the preliminary list of narrators!
You will be able to make your Advance Dining Reservation STARTING WEDNESDAY, JULY 11th online via disneyworld.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463). EDITOR’S UPDATE: Disney World Annual Passholders may book starting July 10, 2018 by calling (407) WDW-PASS.
The Candlelight Processional presents a retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator. The reading is accompanied by a robed choir and a full orchestra performing Christmas carols.
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 22 through December 30. This marks the first time the Candlelight Processional will begin on Thanksgiving Day!
2018 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators
The 2018 Narrator list is subject to change. So far, the following narrators are confirmed:
Chita Rivera: November 22-23, 2018
Neil Patrick Harris: December 3 -6, 2018
Whoopi Goldberg: December 7-9, 2018
Blair Underwood: December 13-14, 2018
Gary Sinise: December 15-17, 2018
Pat Sajak: December 18-20, 2018
Edward James Olmos: December 24-25, 2018
Jodi Benson: December 26-27, 2018
MORE NARRATORS TO BE ANNOUNCED
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 will be available for booking starting July 11th.
Packages include a meal at a participating restaurant (most are in Epcot, but two are in the Epcot Resort Area). Click here to see which restaurants will be included on the 2018 Candlelight Processional list and their prices! 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.
2018 Packages will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seatings. Breakfast packages will start at $38.00 for adults ($22.00 per child); lunch packages will start at $50.00 for adults ($16.99 per child); and dinner packages start at $55.00 for adults ($16.99 per child).
For the full list of restaurants — and prices — visit 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!
Are you hoping to attend the Candlelight Processional during the holidays? Please let us know with a comment!