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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.

Choir for the Candlelight Processional

Event Highlights & Details

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.

This year, an exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are set to lend their talents.

Dates, Times and Location

  • November 24 to December 30, 2017
  • 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM
  • America Gardens Theater

Sign Language Details

  • An American Sign Language interpreter will be on stage to translate the narrated story, allowing deaf or hard-of-hearing Guests to enjoy the event.

Important Information

  • Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.
  • Epcot admission is required.
  • You do not need a special event ticket to attend the Candlelight Processional. However, you can enjoy guaranteed seating when you purchase a Candlelight Dining Package.

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!

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Laurie Hernandez

November 24 to 26, 2017
2016 Olympic gold and silver medalist in gymnastics, Laurie Hernandez is also a New York Times best-selling author and champion of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars.

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Matt Bomer

November 27 and 28, 2017
Film, television and theatre star Matt Bomer is best known for his roles on the USA Network show White Collar and the FX series American Horror Story.

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Ana Gasteyer

November 29 and 30, 2017
Film, television, and Broadway star Ana Gasteyer is best known for appearing on Saturday Night Live, the Netflix show Lady Dynamite and the TBS series People of the Earth.

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Whoopi Goldberg

December 1 to 3, 2017
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.

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Pat Sajak

December 4 and 5, 2017
Television legend and host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak has won 3 Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award—and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Jodi Benson

December 6 to 8, 2017
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.

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Kurt Russell

December 9 to 11, 2017
Actor and Disney Legend Kurt Russell has appeared in films such as Sky High and Stargate—as well as recent features including The Hateful Eight, Fast and Furious 8 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

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Warwick Davis

December 12 to 14, 2017
Writer, producer, director and actor of stage, film and television, Warwick Davis is best known for his film roles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Willow and the Harry Potter series.

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Trace Adkins

December 15 to 17, 2017
Country Music Legend Trace Adkins is an award-winning singer and songwriter—as well as an actor, author and humanitarian.

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Neil Patrick Harris

December 18 to 21, 2017
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.

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CCH Pounder

December 22 to 24, 2017
Currently featured as Dr. Loretta Wade on the show NCIS: New Orleans, award-winning actress CCH Pounder is also known for her roles on the hit film Avatar and the FX television show The Shield.

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Jaci Velasquez

December 25 to 27, 2017
An award-winning contemporary Christian singer, Jaci Velazquez has 3 platinum albums and 16 #1 radio hits—and has also appeared in 11 movies.

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Chandra Wilson

December 28 to 30, 2017
A celebrated actress, director and humanitarian, Chandra Wilson is currently performing in her 12th season of the hit ABC television show Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Miranda Bailey.



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