Candlelight Processional 2024

November - December

Held every year at EPCOT, the Candlelight Processional is a not-to-be-missed event. A mass choir, joined by a 50-piece live orchestra and a celebrity narrator, tell the story of Christmas in words and music, in a very moving performance. An American Sign Language interpreter will also be on stage to translate the narrated story, allowing hearing-impaired guests to enjoy the event. Performances are held at the America Gardens Theatre.

Showtimes are at 5:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. nightly. 


There is always an exciting line-up of celebrity narrators—including a few new faces and voices— set to lend their talents. Take a look at the lineup for the 2023 Candlelight Processional below:

  • Chrissy Metz (NEW): Nov. 24-25
  • Luis Fonsi (NEW): Nov. 26-27
  • Ann-Margret (NEW): Nov. 28
  • Ashley Eckstein: Nov. 29
  • Bart Millard: Nov. 30 + Dec. 1-2
  • John Stamos: Dec. 3-5
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Dec. 6-8
  • Marlee Matlin: Dec. 9-11
  • Brendan Fraser (NEW): Dec. 12-14
  • Eva Longoria (NEW): Dec. 15-16
  • Joey McIntyre (NEW): Dec. 17-18
  • Sterling K. Brown (NEW): Dec. 19-20
  • Jordan Fisher (NEW): Dec. 21-23
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: Dec. 24-26
  • Audra McDonald (NEW): Dec. 27-28
  • Lisa Ling: Dec. 29-30

NOTE: Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required.


The Candlelight Processional dining package allows you to enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the participating restaurants while guaranteeing you a seat for that evening's show. It's important to note that, at times, this is THE only way to get a seat. Those with Dining Packages are the first to be seated - those waiting in line (a.k.a. those who didn't buy the package) will be given the very few seats that remain. If you're at Walt Disney World during the holidays this is a not-to-be-missed event.

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Dining reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE or ask your Dreams Unlimited Travel Disney specialist to make your arrangements for you.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway Pavilion) $71 (Breakfast)
$83 (Lunch & Dinner)

$45 (Breakfast)

$53 (Lunch & Dinner)

Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion) $65 $37
Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas) $78 $32
Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land Pavilion)

$63 (Breakfast)

$78 (Lunch & Dinner)

$40 (Breakfast)

$50 (Lunch & Dinner)

Le Cellier (Canada Pavilion) $104 $42
Regal Eagle Smokehouse* (American Adventure Pavilion) (same-day dining package only) $41 $41
Rose & Crown Dining Room (United Kingdom Pavilion) $66 $29
Spice Road Table (Morocco Pavilion) $55 $24

*Planning a last-minute visit? You may be able to purchase a same-day dining package. To check availability for same-day dining packages, visit Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue during the Festival. Packages are subject to availability and may not be available on peak dates.

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