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Walt Disney World Announces 2022 ‘Candlelight Processional’ Narrators and Dining Packages

Neil Patrick Harris - Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

One of the biggest highlights of the Festival of the Holidays at EPCOT is the “Candlelight Processional,” which features celebrity narrators retelling the traditional story of Christmas, along with the Voices of Liberty, a choir of Disney cast members, and a live orchestra.

The Candlelight Processional Narrators

Walt Disney World has shared the full schedule of narrators who will be appearing at this year’s “Candlelight Processional,” and it’s a nice variety of fan favorites, and new faces.

Here is the schedule:

  • 11/25 – 11/26: Simu Liu (NEW)
  • 11/27 – 11/29: Edward James Olmos
  • 11/30 – 12/1: Raul Esparza (NEW)
  • 12/2 – 12/3: Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/4 – 12/6: Isabella Rossellini
  • 12/7 – 12/9: Daymond John (NEW)
  • 12/10 – 12/12: Josh Gad (NEW)
  • 12/13 – 12/14: Gloria Estefan (NEW)
  • 12/15 – 12/18: Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/19 – 12/20: Mariska Hargitay (NEW)
  • 12/21 – 12/23: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • 12/24 – 12/26: Marie Osmond
  • 12/27 – 12/28: Courtney Vance
  • 12/29 – 12/30: Angela Bassett

Performances take place nightly at 5:15pm, 7pm, and 8:30pm at the America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT.

The Dining Packages

The best way to guarantee a seat for the popular nightly Candlelight Processional is a dining package.

This year, advance dining packages are available at five restaurants, for lunch or dinner, and include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert OR one full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage, as well as one guaranteed seat to the Candlelight Processional held on the same day.

New this year, Le Cellier Steakhouse is being included in the list of dining packages.

Here are the restaurants and the package prices:

Biergarten Restaurant at Germany Pavilion
Adult: $65.00 / Child (age 3-9): $37.00

Coral Reef Restaurant at The Living Seas
Adult: $74.00 / Child (age 3-9): $30.00

Garden Grill Restaurant at The Land Pavilion
Adult: $71.00 / Child (age 3-9): $46.00

Le Cellier Steakhouse at Canada Pavilion
Adult: $100.00 / Child (age 3-9): $39.00

Rose & Crown Dining Room at United Kingdom Pavilion
Adult: $64.00 / Child (age 3-9): $28.00

Advance reservations can be booked online beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2022, and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit.

Reservations also require a credit card guarantee, along with both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission for the same day.

Eat to the Beat Dining Package restaurants

Same-Day Dining Packages

Two more restaurants are included in the “Candlelight Processional” dining packages for 2022. These do not need reservations, and includes a meal and a guaranteed seat to a performance that same night.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue at American Adventure Pavilion
All Ages: $40.00

Spice Road Table at Morocco Pavilion
Adult: $52.00 / Child (age 3-9): $23.00

To check availability for same-day dining packages, visit the restaurant in person during the Festival. Packages are subject to availability and may not be available on peak dates.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse - Spice Road Table

Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World for the 2022 Holidays? Which narrator do you want to see performing the “Candlelight Processional”? Let us know in the comments.