Dates for Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional Announced


It’s time to start making your plans for Holiday Season 2018! Dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas  Party were released earlier this year and now we are happy to pass along the dates for two popular holiday-time events at Epcot. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is scheduled to return on November 18 and run all the way until December 30, 2018. The hugely popular Candlelight Processional will kick off just in time for Thanksgiving on November 22 and also run until December 30, 2018.

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays is sure to fill Guests with holiday cheer throughout the park and the 11 country pavilions in the World Showcase. The event treats Guests to special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens, and eye-catching holiday decor. To cap off the day, a special holiday presentation of “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” is held.


The iconic Candlelight Processional at Epcot features the retelling of the traditional Christmas story, narrated by a popular celebrity. Last years’ narrators included Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Partick Harris, and several others. The narrator is also accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra.

Keep it here with us at Chip & Co. for all the latest news for these two upcoming, exciting events at Epcot including additional information on the Holiday Kitchens at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and the announcement of this years’ Candlelight Processional narrators!

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