Candlelight Processional

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One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. The Candelight Processional is just a part of Epcot's Holidays Around the World.

2014 Candlelight Processional

Nov 28 to Nov 29 2014: Jodi Benson
Dec 5 to Dec 6 2014:
Whoopi Goldberg
Dec 15 to Dec 17 2014:
Sharon Stone
Dec 18 to Dec 20 2014:
Ana Gasteyer
Dec 21 to Dec 23 2014:
Marlee Matlin
Dec 28 to Dec 30 2014:
Steven Curtis Chapman

2013 Candlelight Processional

New narrators for this year include Ashley Judd and Dennis Haysbert. The list typically changes throughout the year, and there remain a number of slots that are 'to-be-determined'.

Nov 29 to Dec 1 2013: Gary Sinise
Dec 2 to Dec 3 2013: Neil Patrick Harris
Dec 4 to Dec 5 2013: Ashley Judd - NEW!
Dec 6 to Dec 7 2013: Whoopi Goldberg
Dec 8 to Dec 10 2013: Sigourney Weaver
Dec 11 to Dec 13 2013: Dennis Haysbert - NEW!
Dec 14 to Dec 16 2013: James Denton
Dec 17 to Dec 19 2013: Edward James Olmos
Dec 20 to Dec 22 2013: Trace Adkins
Dec 23 to Dec 25 2013: Steve Curtis Chapman
Dec 26 to Dec 28 2013: Blair Underwood
Dec 29 to Dec 30 2013: Amy Grant

2012 Candlelight Processional

Here is the provisional Candlelight Processional narrator list for 2012. The list usually changes as things get closer, so this list is by no means confirmed yet.

America Gardens Theatre 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm.

Nov. 23 - 25: Geena Davis
Nov. 26 - 29: Neil Patrick Harris (Emmy Award-winner, Broadway star and TV host)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1: Whoopi Goldberg (television host, actress and comedian)
Dec. 2 - 4: Andy Garcia (Actor)
Dec. 5 - 7: Blair Underwood
Dec. 8 - 10: James Denton (Actor)
Dec. 11 - 13: Jodi Benson (Singer and actress)
Dec. 14 - 16: Lea Salonga
Dec. 17 - 19: Alfre Woodard
Dec. 20 - 22: Trace Adkins (Award-Winning Country music artist)
Dec. 23 - 25: Gary Sinise (Actor and musician)
Dec. 26 - 28: Amy Grant (Singer)
Dec. 29 - 30: Marlee Matlin/Jack Jason (Academy Award-winning actor and TV star)

2011 Candelight Processional

Here is the provisional Candelight Processional narrator list for 2011. The list usually changes as things get closer, so this list is by no means confirmed yet.
America Gardens Theatre 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm.

Nov 25 - 27 Mira Sorvino (“Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion”)
Nov 28 - Dec 1 Michael W. Smith (Christian singer)
Dec 2 - 3 Geena Davis
Dec 4 - 6 Edward James Olmos
Dec 7 - 9 Isabella Rossellini (“Alias”)
Dec 10 -12 Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”)
Dec 13 - 15 Lorraine Bracco
Dec 16 - 18 Chita Rivera
Dec 19 - 21 Trace Adkins (country singer)
Dec 22 - 24 Susan Lucci (“All My Children”)
Dec 25 - 27 Blair Underwood (“The Event”)
Dec 28 - 30 Marlee Matlin (“Celebrity Apprentice”)

2011 Candelight Processional Dinner Packages

The packages will be available to book on July 26 2011.  Click the restaurant name for a look at the menu.
(Package Prices do not include tax and gratuity)

Biergarten Restaurant
Lunch $ 32.99 / $ 17.99
Dinner $ 50.99 / $ 25.99

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
Lunch $ 38.99 / $ 12.99
Dinner $ 49.99 / $ 15.99

Le Cellier Steakhouse
Lunch $ 53.99 / $ 14.99

Garden Grill Restaurant
Dinner $ 52.99 / $ 26.99

Coral Reef
Lunch $ 51.99 / $ 13.99
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99

Nine Dragons
Lunch $ 38.99 adult / $ 12.99 child
Dinner $ 49.99 / $ 15.99

Restaurant Marrakesh
Lunch $ 38.99 / $ 12.99
Dinner $ 49.99 / $ 15.99

San Angel
Lunch $ 38.99 / $ 12.99
Dinner $ 49.99 / $ 15.99

Via Napoli
Lunch $ 38.99 / $ 12.99
Dinner $ 49.99 / $ 15.99

Les Chefs de France
Lunch $ 51.99 / $ 13.99
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99 

Tokyo Dining
Lunch $ 51.99 / $ 13.99
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99

Teppan Edo
Lunch $ 51.99 / $ 13.99
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99

Tutto Italia
Lunch $ 51.99 / $ 13.99
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99

Hacienda de San Angel
Dinner $ 64.99 / $ 17.99

The package components are as follows one (1) single serving:
• Appetizer
• Entrée
• Dessert
• Non-alcoholic beverage
(OR one (1) full buffet where applicable)

• Guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional show
• Pre-arranged fireworks viewing

This Candlelight Package is available to Dining Plan package guests as follows:
Magic Your Way Plus Dine - 2 TSR entitlements
Magic Your Way Plus Deluxe Dine - 2 TSR entitlements
Magic Your Way Quick Service Dine – Not eligible
Magic Your Way Premium Package
Magic Your Way Platinum Package

2010 Candlelight Processional

Here is the provisional Candelight Processional narrator list for 2010. The list usually changes as things get closer, so this list is by no means confirmed yet.
America Gardens Theatre 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm.

Nov 26 - 28 Isabella Rossellini
Nov 29 - Dec. 1 John O’Hurley
Dec 2 - 4 Corbin Bernsen
Dec 5 - 6 Susan Lucci
Dec 7 - 9 Jodi Benson
Dec 10 - 11 Whoopi Goldberg
Dec. 12 - 15 Steven Curtis Chapman
Dec 16 - 18 Thomas Gibson
Dec 19 - 21 Trace Adkins
Dec 22 -23 Brad Garrett
Dec 24 - 27 Edward James Olmos
Dec. 28 - 30 Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason

2010 Candelight Dinner Packages

Candlelight Dinner Packages: Going on Sale August 26 - 407.WDW.DINE
Lunch

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$32.99 / $17.99
Biergarten

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$38.99 / $12.99
Nine Dragons
San Angel Inn
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose & Crown

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$51.99 $13.99
Le Cellier
Coral Reef
Teppan Edo
Tokyo Dining
Tutto Italia
Chefs de France

Dinner

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$46.99 $23.99
Biergarten
The Garden Grill

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$46.99 / $15.99
Rose & Crown
Nine Dragons
San Angel Inn
Restaurant Marrakesh

Guest 10+ / Guest 3-9
$61.99 / $16.99
Le Cellier
Coral Reef
Teppan Edo
Tokyo Dining
Tutto Italia
Chefs de France

The package components are as follows one (1) single serving:
• Appetizer
• Entrée
• Dessert
• Non-alcoholic beverage
(OR one (1) full buffet where applicable)
• Guaranteed seating at the Candlelight! Processional show
• VIP Fireworks Viewing

Also available to Dining Plan guests.
Magic Your Way Plus Dine - 2 TSR entitlements
Magic Your Way Plus Deluxe Dine - 2 TSR entitlements
Magic Your Way Quick Service Dine – Not eligible
Magic Your Way Premium Package
Magic Your Way Platinum Package

2009 Candlelight Dinner Packages

Includes dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and guaranteed general seating at the American Gardens Theatre during the Candlelight Processional. For more information or to make dinner reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).
Dinner packages are paid for at the individual restaurants. Guests will receive Candlelight Seating badges at the restaurant for guaranteed seating at the America Gardens Theatre for the booked show time and for viewing of IllumiNations: Reflection of Earth.

Dinner packages do not include park admission.
Packages not available on Sunday, December 6, at 5:00 p.m.

Candlelight Package options:

Tier 1
Seating 1 - $32.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $17.99 (Lunch)
Seating 2 & 3 -$44.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $22.99 (Dinner)

Lunch and Dinner: Biergarten - Germany Pavilion
Dinner only: The Garden Grill Restaurant - The Land Pavilion

Tier 2
Seating 1 - $38.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $12.99 (Lunch)
Seating 2 & 3 - $44.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $14.99 (Dinner)

San Angel Inn - Mexico Pavilion
Restaurant Marrakesh - Morocco Pavilion
Nine Dragons Restaurant - China Pavilion
Rose & Crown - United Kingdom Pavilion

Tier 3
Seating 1 - $51.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $13.99 (Lunch)
Seating 2 & 3 - $59.99 plus tax & gratuity / (3-9) $15.99 (Dinner)

Chefs de France - France Pavilion
Tutto Italia Ristorante- Italy Pavilion
Le Cellier Steakhouse - Canada Pavilion
Teppan Edo & Tokyo Dining - Japan Pavilion
Coral Reef - The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion

Notes
  • Restaurant Akershus in Norway is not included in packages.
  • Includes an appetizer, an entrée, a dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage for each person on the package, reserved seating at the Candlelight Processional and pre-arranged IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth viewing.
  • Prices listed above do not include gratuity or tax (tax not applicable to Dining Plan, Deluxe Dining Plan, Premium and Platinum Plans).
  • This package is available for retail Guests, and Guests on Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining – 2 TSR entitlements, Deluxe Dine Plan - 2 TSR entitlements, Premium Plan, Platinum Plan
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are included
  • Does not include Lobster Entrées

Celebrity Performers

2010

America Gardens Theatre 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm.

Nov 26 - 28 Isabella Rossellini
Nov 29 - Dec. 1 John O’Hurley
Dec 2 - 4 Corbin Bernsen
Dec 5 - 6 Susan Lucci
Dec 7 - 9 Jodi Benson
Dec 10 - 11 Whoopi Goldberg
Dec. 12 - 15 Steven Curtis Chapman
Dec 16 - 18 Thomas Gibson
Dec 19 - 21 Trace Adkins
Dec 22 -23 Brad Garrett
Dec 24 - 27 Edward James Olmos
Dec. 28 - 30 Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason

2009

America Gardens Theatre 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm.
Nov 27-29 Isabella Rossellini
Nov 30, Dec 1-2 John O’Hurley
Dec 3-5 Steven Curtis Chapman
Dec 6-8 Anika Noni Rose
Dec 9-11 Andy Garcia
Dec 12-13 Chita Rivera
Dec 14-17 Abigail Breslin
Dec 18-20 Whoopi Goldberg
Dec 21-23 Brian Dennehy
Dec 24-26 Edward James Olmos
Dec 27-30 Angela Bassett & Courtney B Vance

2008 Candlelight Processional

Showtimes: 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm

Nov 28-30 John O'Hurley Dec 1-3 Neil Patrick Harris
Dec 4-6 Brian Stokes Mitchell
Dec 7-9 Virginia Madsen
Dec 10-12 Marlee Matlin
Dec 13-15 Monique Coleman
Dec 16-18 Chita Rivera
Dec 19-21 Abigail Breslin
Dec 22-24 Steven Curtis Chapman
Dec 25-27 Edward James Olmos
Dec 28-30 Angela Bassett & Courtney Vance

Candlelight Processional Music List

Orchestral Medley
"Candlelight Overture" (Instrumental Only)

Processional Music
The following songs are sung as the choirs enter the America Gardens Theater. Alphabetical list, not in order of appearance.
"Candlelight Carillon" (Percussion Only)
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"

Processional Choral Selections

"Angels From the Realms of Glory"
"Away in a Manger"
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
"The Hallelujah Chorus"
Il Est Ne (English & French)
"Joy to the World"
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
"O! Holy Night"
"Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy"
"Shout for Joy"
"Silent Night" (English & German)
"What Child Is This?" (English & Spanish)

Orchestral Recessional

"The Wonderful World of Christmas"
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