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Candlelight Processional adds new narrators to EPCOT tradition

The holiday tradition of massed choirs and celebrity narrators that is the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT delights guests every Christmas season. This year it runs from November 22 through December 30 with 14 different celebrity narrators. Yes, it kicks off on Thanksgiving itself for the first time every.

The list of narrators was released earlier with some gaps, now all but one of those have been filled with names of narrators new to the Candlelight tradition. Joining this year are Helen Hunt, Alfonso Ribeiro, Bart Millard, and Auli’i Cravalho.

Here’s the list as it stands today (subject to change, of course):

Chita Rivera, Nov. 22 – 23
Helen Hunt, Nov. 24-25 – NEW
Alfonso Ribeiro, Nov. 26-27 – NEW
TBD, Nov. 28-Dec. 2
Neil Patrick Harris, Dec. 3 – 6
Whoopi Goldberg, Dec. 7 – 9
Bart Millard, Dec. 10-12 – NEW
Blair Underwood, Dec. 13 – 14
Gary Sinise, Dec. 15 – 17
Pat Sajak, Dec. 18 – 20
Auli’I Cravalho, Dec. 21-23 – NEW
Edward James Olmos, Dec. 24 – 25
Jodi Benson, Dec. 26 – 27
Cal Ripken Jr., Dec. 28-30

What a terrific list of names this year. They’ll be backed by a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir, and Disney’s own cast member honor choir that forms a giant Christmas Tree in the middle of the stage.

If you plan to head to the America Gardens Theatre and want to make sure you see your favorite narrator, we recommend taking advantage of the dining packages to get early entry during one of the early shows. Otherwise you may have to wait in standby line for a long time to get a good seat.

Is the Candlelight Processional part of your holiday tradition at EPCOT?