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Candlelight Processional

A candlelight processional at Holidays Around The World at Epcot

Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator, and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir. Performances are at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM daily from November 22 through December 30, 2018.

Choir for the Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the production as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.

Narrators and Dates

  • Chita Rivera – November 22 to 23, 2018
  • NEW! Helen Hunt – November 24 to 25, 2018
  • NEW! Alfonso Ribeiro – November 26 to 27, 2018
  • Robby Benson – November 28 to 30, 2018
  • John Stamos – December 1 to 2, 2018
  • Neil Patrick Harris – December 3 to 6, 2018
  • Whoopi Goldberg – December 7 to 9, 2018
  • NEW! Bart Millard – December 10 to 12, 2018
  • Blair Underwood – December 13 to 14, 2018
  • Gary Sinise – December 15 to 17, 2018
  • Pat Sajak – December 18 to 20, 2018
  • NEW! Auli'i Cravalho – December 21 to 23, 2018
  • NEW! Joey Fatone – December 24 to 25, 2018
  • Jodi Benson – December 26 to 27, 2018
  • Cal Ripken Jr. – December 28 to 30, 2018

When & Where
Performances take place daily at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM from November 22 through December 30, 2018 at America Gardens Theatre.

Risotto in a bowl with shrimp, squid, clams, mussels and a light tomato sauce

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, along with guaranteed seating during the Candlelight Processional—a perfect way to ensure the best experience for this popular holiday event!

Featured Narrators

Chita Rivera strikes a dancing position with her arms in the air

Chita Rivera

November 22 to 23, 2018
One of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history, Chita Rivera rose to fame portraying Anita in the original premiere of West Side Story and starred in productions like Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Mr. Wonderful and so much more.

Helen Hunt smiling

Helen Hunt

November 24 to 25, 2018
Accomplished not only as an award-winning actress, Helen Hunt has become an highly-regarded writer, director and producer. Some of her most notable work has been starring in films and TV shows like As Good As It Gets, Castaway and Mad About You.

Alfonso Ribeiro smiling

Alfonso Ribeiro

November 26 to 27, 2018
Alfonso Ribeiro currently hosts America's Funniest Home Videos and has an accomplished career acting, directing and dancing for over 30 years. After starring in hit shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he began directing popular programs like Meet The Browns, The Wannabes and Shake It Up.

Robby Benson staring pensively

Robby Benson

November 28 to 30, 2018
Robby Benson's 5-decade career spans directing, starring roles, screenwriting and award-winning songwriting. He's directed such shows as Friends, composed "We are Not Alone" for The Breakfast Club and starred as the voice of Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

John Stamos smoldering

John Stamos

December 1 to 2, 2018
Two-time Emmy Award nominated actor and producer, John Stamos has had a successful career for more than 30 years in television, film and theater. He currently stars in Lifetime's You and is most known for his role on the acclaimed show, Full House.

Neil Patrick Harris staring pensively

Neil Patrick Harris

December 3 to 6, 2018
An Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor in film, television and on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his role on the hit television show How I Met Your Mother. He currently stars in the Netflix show, A Series of Unfortunate Events and continues to break boundaries in films like Gone Girl, Downsizing and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Whoopi Goldberg wearing glasses and posing with her arms crossed

Whoopi Goldberg

December 7 to 9, 2018
An Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg is celebrated for her work as an executive producer, talk show host, humanitarian and author. Whoopi's most notable roles include films like The Color Purple and The Lion King. She currently moderates the panel on ABC Television's The View.

Bart Millard smiling

Bart Millard

December 10 to 12, 2018
Bart Millard is best known for being the front man of the award-winning Christian group MercyMe. He has written iconic songs like "I Can Only Imagine," which was the basis of a major motion picture—inspired by his story behind the song.

Blair Underwood pensively staring

Blair Underwood

December 13 to 14, 2018
Accomplished as an actor, director, producer, author and humanitarian, Blair Underwood is best known for his roles in Sex and the City, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He just recently starred in the show Quantico and can be seen in the Netflix mini-series, Central Park Five.

Gary Sinise smiling

Gary Sinise

December 15 to 17, 2018
Celebrated actor Gary Sinise has starred in such critically acclaimed work as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and CSI: New York. Gary's philanthropic work through the Gary Sinise Foundation helps our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families through a number of programs that provide much needed support.

Pat Sajak smiling

Pat Sajak

December 18 to 20, 2018
Television legend and host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak has won 3 Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award in his career that has spanned over 30 years. In 2011, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Auli'l Cravalho smiling

Auli'i Cravalho

December 21 to 23, 2018
At just 14-years old, Auli'i Cravalho was cast to headline the Academy Award-nominated film, Moana. Now at 17, Auli'i is embarking on her flourishing career in Hollywood having starred in the show Rise as well as performing live songs across the U.S..

Portrait of Joey Fatone.

Joey Fatone

December 24 to 25, 2018
Joey Fatone rose to fame as a member of the record-shattering, multi-platinum boy band NSYNC. He is also an actor, host, dancer, and media personality with successful television shows under his belt including My Family Recipe Rocks!, Rewrapped, Dancing With The Stars, The Singing Bee and Celebrity Circus.

Jodi Benson smiling

Jodi Benson

December 26 to 27, 2018
Known for voicing Ariel in the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, this Disney Legend is an award-winning actress, recording artist and Broadway star. Jodi Benson is a resident guest soloist for the Walt Disney Company and Disney Cruise Line, and has been honored as a Disney Legend.

Cal Ripken Jr. smiling

Cal Ripken Jr.

December 28 to 30, 2018
As a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cal Ripken Jr. is a hero to many. A 19-time All-Star, Cal is now helping grow the game he loves at the grassroots level by building fields and giving kids safe places to play throughout the country.

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