Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World

The Candlelight Processional is a show at Walt Disney World’s Epcot that features an orchestra, choir, and a celebrity narrator telling the story of Christmas. The shows are held daily in the America Pavilion from Thanksgiving to around New Year. We attended the November 30th show, and our narrator was Ana Gasteyer, mostly known for Saturday Night Live.

 

We had a Candlelight Dinner Package which included a meal and tickets to the show. There are two separate lines to get into the Candlelight Processional –  those who have the dining package and a standby line. Those with the dining package get let in first. We didn’t necessarily need the dining package for this night, but you never really know until you get there.


We had dinner at Spice Road Table, a restaurant in the Morocco Pavilion. With the dining package we could get a non-alcoholic drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert for $50 each. We chose this restaurant because it was one of the cheaper options, but we ended up absolutely loving it. (A separate review to come!)

After dinner we were given tickets, which we learned later were actually stickers. Very poorly made stickers that did not really stick. We were instructed to stick them to our shirts while in line to get in, and then we had to continue to press them down or else they would fly off in the light breeze.

We were let in about 25 minutes before the show. The front row was open, so we thought what the heck, let’s go for it. When the orchestra came out we realized we may not have the greatest view because we were a little too close. It was still fine, but if we went again I would probably choose the 3rd or 4th row center.

We made a few videos, so instead of trying to describe the Candlelight Processional, it would be easier to just see for yourself.

Other celebrity narrators this year included Neil Patrick Harris (the most popular), Kurt Russell, Pat Sajak, and Whoopi Goldberg. Each narrator performs the show three times a day for either two or three days at a time.

We really enjoyed the Candlelight Processional and it had been on my personal Disney “bucket list” for a few years. Since our show was in November, it was definitely the kickoff of our holiday season!

December 23, 2017

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