A massed choir and 50-piece orchestra set the stage for a tradition rich in pageantry -- the Candlelight Processional -- Nov. 28 to Dec. 30 at Epcot. Celebrity narrators join with the musicians and singers to retell the Christmas story several times nightly at America Gardens Theatre. Special guest narrators (subject to change) for 2003 include: Andy Garcia (Nov. 28-30), Ben Vereen (Dec. 1-3), Rita Moreno (Dec. 4-6), Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap (Dec. 7-9), David Ogden Stiers (Dec. 10-12), Steven Curtis Chapman (Dec. 13-15), Edward James Olmos (Dec. 16-18), Sandi Patty (Dec. 19-21), Robby Benson (Dec. 22-24), Gary Sinise (Dec. 25-30).
Guests can purchase a special package that includes dinner at an Epcot restaurant plus preferred seating for the Candlelight Processional. For more information contact 407/WDW-DINE.
The "Holidays Around the World" celebration at Epcot also includes a nightly tree lighting ceremony plus a luminous light bridge that hugs the pathway to World Showcase Plaza. Storytellers at several World Showcase pavilions reveal holiday traditions and legends from around the world. Kwanzaa and Hanukkah observances are also featured.