Disney World’s Candlelight Processional is a popular event during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. The event happens three times each night at the America Gardens Theater in the American Pavilion.
The Disney World Candlelight Processional
During the event, the Christmas story is told by a celebrity narrator while a 50-piece orchestra and choir (composed of a Disney cast member choir along with an ever-changing group of guest choirs from around the country) accompany the re-telling. The event is held on select nights in November and December. The 2018 Candlelight Processional runs November 22 – December 30.
Candlelight Processional Narrators
The 2018 Narrator list is subject to change. So far, the following narrators are confirmed:
Chita Rivera: November 22-23, 2018
Helen Hunt: November 24-25, 2018 NEW
Alfonso Ribeiro: November 26-27, 2018 NEW
Robby Benson: November 28 to 30, 2018
John Stamos: December 1 to 2, 2018 NEW
Neil Patrick Harris: December 3-6, 2018
Whoopi Goldberg: December 7-9, 2018
Bart Millard: December 10-12, 2018 NEW
Blair Underwood: December 13-14, 2018
Gary Sinise: December 15-17, 2018
Pat Sajak: December 18-20, 2018
Auli’I Cravalho: December 21-23, 2018 NEW
Joey Fatone*: December 24-25, 2018
Jodi Benson: December 26-27, 2018
Cal Ripken Jr.,: December 28-30, 2018
*Originally Edward James Olmos
Disney World Candlelight Processional Dining Package
Because seating for the Candlelight Processional is scarce and first-come, first-served, many guests choose to guarantee their seat by purchasing a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.
This coveted ticket provides guests with a lunch or dinner meal at select Epcot restaurants and guaranteed seating to the popular Candlelight Processional holiday spectacular held at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15pm. Reserved fireworks viewing is not included.
Booking for the 2018 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages began on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (Disney World Annual Passholders were able to book starting July 10, 2018 by calling (407) WDW-PASS). Interested guests may book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.
Candlelight Processional Package Dining Time
Different meal times correspond to different show times. When booking online, guests will see which show time is assigned to their Advanced Dining Reservation once they select a dining time. Guests booking by phone may verify corresponding show times with the Cast Member they book through.
Candlelight Processional Dining Package Details
The package typically includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic, non-specialty beverage from the chosen restaurant’s menu or 1 full buffet where applicable.
Prices exclude tax and gratuity, and park admission is not included.
Candlelight Processional and the Disney Dining Plan
Guests can use the Disney Dining Plan to pay for the packages.
2018 Out-of-Pocket Costs
If you do not choose to use the Disney Dining Plan to pay, the package costs vary in several locations based on lunch versus dinner (as well as breakfast, where applicable). Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at $38 for breakfast, $50 for lunch, and $55 for dinner for adults.
2018 Restaurant and Costs
There are plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from in Epcot and the Epcot Resort area! To see reviews, click on the links below and scroll to the reviews section.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Breakfast: Adult $65.00 / Child $38.00 Lunch: Adult: $73.00 / Child $43.00 Dinner: Adult: $73.00 / Child $43.00
Ale & Compass Restaurant (located at Disney’s Yacht Club, accessible via walkway or boat from Epcot’s World Showcase International Gateway)
Breakfast: Adult $38.00 / Child $22.00 Lunch: Adult: $54.00 / Child $23.00 Dinner: Adult: $64.00 / Child $23.00
Lunch: Adult $55.00 / Child $30.00 Dinner: Adult $55.00 / Child $30.00
Lunch: Adult $70.00/ Child $23.00 Dinner: Adult $70.00 / Child $23.00
Breakfast: Adult $48.00/ Child $28.00 Lunch: Adult $61.00 / Child $36.00 Dinner: Adult $61.00 / Child $36.00
La Hacienda de San Angel *Dinner Only
Lunch: N/A Dinner: Adult $80.00 / Child $25.75
Les Chefs de France
Lunch: Adult $65.99 /Child $17.99 Dinner: Adult $75.99 / Child $22.99
Lunch: Adult $50.00 / Child $16.99 Dinner: Adult $58.00 / Child $18.50
Lunch: Adult $52.00/ Child $19.00 Dinner: Adult $62.00 / Child $19.00
Rose and Crown
Lunch: Adult $60.00 / Child $22.00 Dinner: Adult $60.00 / Child $22.00
San Angel Inn
Lunch: Adult $60.00 / Child $15.50 Dinner: Adult $75.00 / Child $17.50
Spice Road Table
Lunch: Adult $52.00 / Child $19.00 Dinner: Adult $63.00 / Child $19.00
Lunch: Adult $62.00 / Child $16.99 Dinner: Adult $74.00 / Child $20.75
Lunch: Adult $62.00 / Child $16.99 Dinner: Adult $74.00 / Child $16.99
Trattoria al Forno (located on Disney’s BoardWalk, accessible via walkway or boat from Epcot’s World Showcase International Gateway) *Breakfast and Dinner Only
Breakfast: Adult $52.00 /Child: $30.00 Lunch: N/A Dinner: Adult: $64.00 Child: $23.00
Lunch: Adult $64.00 / Child $22.00 Dinner: Adult $70.00 / Child $25.00
Lunch: Adult $54.00 / Child $20.00 Dinner: Adult $57.00 / Child $24.00