I had the pleasure of attending the Candlelight Processional this past weekend and it was nothing short of amazing! Whoopi Goldberg served as the narrator for the Processional I attended and she was wonderful as she added her own spin to the classic holiday story. In addition to Whoopi, several other celebrities have served or will serve as narrators for this year’s Processional.
Recently, actor Matt Bomer had the privilege of narrating the annual event. Disney Parks Blog had the pleasure of catching up with him during his second day of performances. Famous for his work in movies (“Magic Mike”) and TV (“White Collar,” “American Horror Story”), it was an honor that a superstar like Matt could take time out of his busy schedule with work and family to be a part of this year’s event – much less taking time to talk with them.
Matt told Disney Parks Blog how his first time participating in the Candlelight Processional was going. He had just made a special appearance at the rehearsal for our Candlelight choir, which is composed of mostly high-school students from around the country. The students went CRAZY for Matt – something one assumes that happens wherever he goes.
Part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a massed choir.
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 Dining Packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.
In addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at The Ale & Compass Restaurant (formerly Captain’s Grille) at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Epcot provides an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.
Visit Disney’s booking page to book a Candlelight Processional dining package, or to find out more information contact Travel Agent or call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).
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