Last year, certain holiday events including EPCOT’s classic Candlelight Processional, were canceled due to the pandemic. Will Candlelight Processional be returning to EPCOT in 2021? Here’s what we’re seeing.
Earlier today, Disney shared a whole bunch of updates about the festive entertainment, decor, seasonal food and drinks, and more that we’ll all be able to enjoy during the 2021 holiday season. There will be a new After Hours event in Magic Kingdom, projections in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and more.
But, one thing noticeably missing from Disney’s announcements was…EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional.
In Disney’s “sneak peek” of the special events fans can expect this holiday season, Disney mentioned the return of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, and noted that there would be performances by the Voices of Liberty, the return of the Cookie Stroll, and more. But, Disney’s announcement does not specifically mention anything specifically about the Candlelight Processional.
Again, to be clear, Disney’s announcement doesn’t specifically say that the Candlelight Processional will be coming back in 2021, nor does it officially note that the Candlelight Processional has been canceled for 2021.
So far, the Candlelight Processional page on Disney’s website does not appear to have been updated. It indicates that the event is temporarily unavailable and has a message indicating that the 2020 Candlelight Processional was canceled, but still doesn’t mention 2021. That could, however, be updated in the future.
Right now what we know is that while many other holiday events were mentioned in Disney’s latest news release as events that will be returning this year, Candlelight Processional was not mentioned. This could mean that the event will not be returning this year, but Disney could also release an update later on about this event. We’ll be on the lookout for more information and we’ll be sure to share that all with you.
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