Candlelight Processional, an incredibly loved guest event at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays will begin booking dining packages on Wednesday, July 11th. Guests plan holiday vacations around this exciting event every year as they get to see their favorite celebrity narrators. For the first time, this year’s event begins on Thanksgiving Day.
If you haven’t had a chance to experience the Candlelight Processional, it is truly an incredible event. It presents the traditional story of Christmas and includes a 50 piece orchestra, a massed choir and of course, a celebrity narrator. There are three showings per night at 5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm at the America Gardens Theatre. The ever coveted Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available on select days and evenings. These include a great meal at an Epcot restaurant and guaranteed seating for one of the performances.
Here is the current lineup of celebrity narrators 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
Some of the dining packages include meals at 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).
There are also a few options at Epcot area resorts this year including Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and 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.
Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will be available beginning Wednesday, July 11th and are limited.
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