2018 Candlelight Processional narrators and dining package details

Jul 06, 2018 in "Candlelight Processional"

Posted: Friday July 6, 2018 1:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced the first of its narrators for the 2018 Candlelight Processional, part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

Also confirmed today is that Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 11 2018.

The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity narrator. The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a meal at a restaurant and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances.

Here is the line-up so far:

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3.
For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 11.

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wdwmagicDec 28, 2018

Father Christmas at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

larryzDec 27, 2018

I can never hear Feliz Navidad without remembering this clip...

wdwmagicDec 27, 2018

Chinese Lion Dancers at the Epcot Festival of the Holidays

wdwmagicDec 26, 2018

JOYFUL! at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

wdwmagicDec 24, 2018

Las Posadas Celebration - Epcot Festival of the Holidays 2018

larryzDec 09, 2018

Maybe it's the Chinese trying to put pressure on Disney for some Shanghai concessions...

peter11435Dec 09, 2018

If it were about cutting costs it would be every night

MisterPenguinDec 09, 2018

So you think that in order to cut costs, someone is making the decision, "Hey, gang, every other day we'll only use half the fireworks."?

jrhwdwDec 09, 2018

Must be supply issues. POE had problems last year. Too bad since this week it was just about back to normal.

spectromagic04Dec 09, 2018

Is this technical difficulties or just cost cutting on fireworks some nights?

peter11435Dec 09, 2018

Holiday tag sucked again tonight.

wdwmagicDec 07, 2018

Change to the Candlelight Processional narrator line-up for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

KkarDec 04, 2018

We were there Sunday and were completed disappointed with the PoE "Finale". Honestly, there really wasn't one. Just a handful of shells going up during the last 15 seconds. Completely unacceptable. We were really embarrassed too, as we brought some first-timers with us and we were totally hyping up the finale prior to the show.

mightynineDec 04, 2018

I just got back from WDW - saw 3 Illuminations since it would likely be the last time I'll get to watch. On Tuesday and Wednesday (11/26 and 11/27) the holiday tag's ending was complete, but on Friday (11/30), the ending blast was definitely cut back. It surprised me. (Also surprising: finding out the railing right outside the Odyssey bathrooms are a great place to watch.)