Every holiday season Epcot holds the International Festival of the Holidays. Typically the festival starts right after Thanksgiving and ends right before the new year.
While you'll find a ton of amazing holiday treats, entertainment, shows and more, the most popular part of this event is the Candlelight Processional.
This amazing show consists of a choir and a 50-piece orchestra. One of the most amazing parts of the show is knowing that the choir is made up of Disney World Cast Members.
Each performance has a celebrity narrator who reads the story of Christmas, which is a recounting of the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven in to the story are amazing Christmas songs sung by the choir and accompanied by the 50-piece orchestra.
The Candlelight Processional is a free show that is included in the price of admission to Epcot.
That being said, this show is incredibly popular. And some narrators draw a larger crowd than others. If you are planning to attend you will want to plan ahead, and might mean booking a dining package that includes guaranteed seating.
This is an incredibly popular show held at the American Gardens Theater in the American section of the World Showcase.
Because of it's popularity you will definitely want to plan ahead if you would like to attend. Lines start outside of the American Gardens Theater hours ahead of time. Even if you are in line you are not guaranteed a seat.
One of the reasons this show has such a large draw is the celebrity narrators who participate. The 2021 line up is as follows:
This article will be updated once the 2022 narrators are announced.
The best way to make sure you get seating for this show is to book a Candlelight Dining Package. You have the option of booking lunch or dinner packages that include your meal guaranteed seats for one of the 3 shows on that day.
Reservations can be made on Disney's website, and participating restaurants will be posted closer to the festival date.
The dining packages for 2021 (so you get an idea of what is included and cost) are listed here:
Adult $62 / Child $35
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Garden Grill
Rose & Crown Dining Room
Regal Eagle Smokehouse (limited same day availability)
Check back for updated information on the Candlelight Processional as it is announced.
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