• On Jul 30, 2018
    Carolyn from ON 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.

    The Candelight Processional - How long is it? Is the “special guest” actually there or is it a voice over?

    Hey there, Carolyn!

    The Candlelight Processional, which takes place several times each night at Epcot throughout the holiday season, is my all time favorite Christmas event ever. I walk away from this show feeling the spirit of the season, and I never miss the chance to go.

    The show itself, which combines the music of an amazing choir and a fantastic orchestra with the narration of a celebrity special guest - who IS there in person - lasts about 40 minutes. The show begins as the choir processes in, and it usually ends with a few words from the special guest narrator. The narrator tells the story of the Nativity, and the music is a selection of beautifully moving and inspirational holiday songs. I'm tapping my foot right now thinking of some of my favorites.

    If you decided to go, I highly recommend a Candlelight Processional Dining Package. The package gives you priority entrance to the show, plus a delicious meal. On a busy night - like Christmas Eve, for example - or with a favorite narrator - yes, Neil Patrick Harris, it's you - the standby line for guests who have not purchased a package usually starts forming hours before the show, and some of those guests may not have a seat at all.

    I hope you opt to go see this holiday event and love it as much as I do.

    Thanks for your question, Carolyn!
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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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