The Candlelight Processional has been a Disney tradition since it debut at Disneyland on December 20, 1958. The yearly holiday tradition made its way to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1971 and eventually moved to its currently Epcot location in 1994. The 2019 Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional will begin November 29 and run nightly until December 30.
“The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity narrator. The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. Also available, on select days and evenings, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.” Disney Parks Blog
Here is the current 2019 Candlelight Processional celebrity narrator list. This list will be updated as Disney announces more performers.
- November 29 – December 1 Ming-Na Wen
- December 2 – 5 Neil Patrick Harris
- December 6 and 7 Whoopi Goldberg
- December 8 – 10 Isabella Rossellini
- December 11 and 12 TBD
- December 13 – 15 Gary Sinise
- December 16 – 18 Pat Sajak
- December 19 – 21 TBD
- December 22 – 24 Steven Curtis Chapman
- December 25 and 26 Edward James Olmos
- December 27 and 28 Marlee Matlin
- December 29 and 30 Lisa Ling
Check out the 2018 complete list of Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators
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