The Candlelight Processional at Epcot will take place in 2022 from November 25 through December 30 at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre.
One of Disney's most popular events, the Epcot Candlelight Processional, a 50-piece orchestra and choir accompanies a celebrity narrator as he tells the story of Christmas. This event occurs at Disney World during the holiday season and here are all the details you need to know if you want to experience this tradition for yourself!
2022 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates and Narrators
November 25-26: Simu Liu
November 27-29: Edward James Olmos
November 30-December 1: Raul Esparza
December 2-3: Whoopi Goldberg
December 4-6: Isabella Rossellini
December 7-9: Daymond John
December 10-12: Josh Gad
December 13-14: Gloria Estefan
December 15-18: Neil Patrick Harris
December 19-20: Mariska Hargitay
December 21-23: Cal Ripken Jr.
December 24-26: Marie Osmond
December 27-28: Courtney Vance
December 29-30: Angela Bassett
The Candlelight Processional is an annual event at Epcot. It is a religious procession where volunteers walk and sing the story of the birth of Jesus. This takes place at Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre and is included in the price of admission to the park. This production features a live orchestra, massed choir, and celebrity narrators who each tell the Christmas story in different ways and in their own style.
You can catch the Candlelight Processional any time between 5:15 and 8:30 pm, as it is typically performed three times per night. Personally, I prefer seeing the later show when it is dark because the scene is more impactful for me.
Getting a seat for the Candlelight Processional is difficult. There are "free," or general admission seats but you must line up early to get one. I've seen folks line up several hours early for some of the more popular narrators. Your best option is to get a reserved seat by purchasing a dinner package that gives you priority seating.
Epcot Candlelight Processional Dining Packages and Prices
The Candlelight Processional Dining Package is the best way to guarantee a seat at the event. The package includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), as well as non-alcoholic beverages, and guaranteed seating.
After dinnertime, guests will be given Candlelight Seating badges at the restaurant which will enable them to enter America Gardens Theatre through a separate line with a timestamp and date. There will still be a line to get the best seats but it's not near as long as the standby line so long as long as you have your badge, you are guaranteed to get a seat.
Restaurants that are taking part in the event
Biergarten ($65 adult /$37 child) *my personal favorite
Coral Reef ($74 adult /$30 child)
Garden Grill ($71 adult /$46 child)
Le Cellier ($100 adult /$39 child)
Regal Eagle Smokehouse ($40 adult /$40 child)
Rose & Crown ($64 adult /$28 child)
Spice Road Table ($52 adult /$23 child)
There's nothing quite like this unique experience and it's something you must try while at Epcot during the holiday season. You will most certainly feel the Christmas spirit after finishing this route!
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