Thursday, July 7, 2011

Holidays Around The World - Candlelight Processional at Epcot

My photo from  the 2009 Candlelight Processional with actor Andy Garcia narrating.

Dates: November 25, 2011 - December 30, 2011

   During the holidays, Epcot theme park is transformed into an international celebration of Yuletide traditions filled with festive decorations and live entertainment. From Holidays Around The World to Candlelight Processional, delight in the sights and sounds of the season.

   Candlelight Processional is a special holiday event held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot theme park as part of Holidays Around The World. The event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

   Candlelight Processional is a terrific way to get in the Christmas spirit and to share the magic of the season with your family and friends. The event has become an essential family tradition for many Guests — once you experience it, you will be inspired to share it every year with the ones you love.

   This unforgettable spectacle is held on select nights during the holiday season and, due to its popularity, often fills up quickly. To ensure you have a seat, you may participate in one of our Candlelight Dinner Packages* that includes a delicious dinner, a guaranteed seating section for the Candlelight Processional, and pre-arranged fireworks viewing.
Your lunch and dinner package includes:
  • Appetizer
  • Entree
  • Dessert
  • Non-alcoholic beverage (OR full buffet where applicable)
  • Guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional show
  • Pre-arranged Fireworks Viewing Area

* Candlelight Dinner Packages do not include Park admission.

We’re happy to unveil this year’s line-up of celebrity narrators. The current schedule (subject to change without notice) is:
  • Mira Sorvino (Academy Award Winning Actor) Nov. 25-27
  • Michael W. Smith (Grammy Award Winning Christian Music Artist) Nov. 28-Dec. 1
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Academy Award Winning, Emmy Nominated, TV Personality and Author) Dec. 2-3
  • TBD Nov. 4-6
  • Isabella Rossellini (Film/Television Star and Wildlife Conversationalist) Dec. 7-9
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Emmy Award Winning, Broadway Star and TV Host) Dec. 10-12
  • TBD Dec. 13-15
  • TBD Dec. 16-18
  • Trace Adkins (Award Winning Country Music Artist ) Dec. 19-21
  • Susan Lucci (Emmy Award Winning Actor and Soap Opera Star) Dec. 22-24
  • Blair Underwood (Award Winning Television and Movie Star) Dec. 25-27
  • Marlee Matlin (Academy Award Winning Actor and TV Star) Dec. 28-30
  Guests attend these shows on a first-come, first-served basis, and due to its popularity, I highly recommend looking in to buying a Candlelight Processional dining package. Lunch and dinner packages, which include a meal, reserved seating at the show and pre-arranged fireworks viewing, will go on sale July 26, 2011. Call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations.