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EPCOT Candlelight Processional starting earlier than ever, Dining Packages on sale soon


It’s an early start in 2018 for the very popular Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. The first show will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 – that’s the earliest start ever. The holiday concert features a live orchestra, massed choirs, and a celebrity narrator. Many guests plan their holiday vacations around their favorite celebrity narrators, so we’re happy share an early list of narrators today.

11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Shows are performed three times a night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) at the America Gardens Theater

If you want a stress free experience without the wait of a standby queue, the best way to experience the Candlelight Processional is with a dining package. You get a nice meal (as early as Breakfast or Lunch) and a guaranteed seat at the show.

Lunch and dinner packages can be purchased at EPCOT restaurants including Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel (dinner only) and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are also available this year at EPCOT resort restaurants: Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Package pricing starts at:

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 11. Availability is limited, especially for the most popular celebrity narrators. As always narrators and show times are subject to change without notice.