• On May 5, 2018
    Jaynee from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will ADR's for the Christmas Processional be released? We have never been at Christmas but are going this year and really want to see this program.

    Hi, Jaynee! I have to admit, I am obsessively checking the website and refreshing my web page every few minutes to get the answer to this question. It's the most wonderful time of the year at Walt Disney World, and this is my most favorite thing.

    There is nothing that says Christmas spirit to me as much as the Candlelight Processional. The orchestra is phenomenal, the choir of angelic singers is incredible, and I have yet to be disappointed by one of the celebrity narrators telling the story of the Nativity. Among the many truly wonderful holiday offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional is my one must see every holiday.

    Dinner packages historically become available over the summer. I've seen them as early as the beginning of June and as late as almost August. I think the dinner package is the best way to go. Some of the most popular narrators (I'm looking at you, Neil Patrick Harris) and the busiest dates (closest to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays) command quite a crowd, and even with the dinner package ticket, you'll see people lining up an hour before show time in the dinner package line to get a good seat. 

    My suggestion is to get a dinner reservation for the last show. The timing is perfect to leave the show and snag a spot for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. It is the perfect "night cap" to end the holiday fun at Epcot.

    Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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