Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Nov 13, 2018
    Rita from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi !! When is 2018 Candlelight Processional at Disneyland ?? Who will be the Narrator ? Thanks, Rita

    Hello, Rita! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    A visit to the Disneyland Resort during the Holidays is simply dazzling! With so much festive décor adorning nearly every inch of the parks, special Holiday entertainment, and lots of seasonal goodies to indulge in, you are certain to have a perfectly jolly time. The Candlelight Processional has been a Disneyland Resort tradition since 1958 with all sorts of celebrity narrators retelling the story of Christmas while accompanied by glorious choirs. However, there is very little promotion surrounding this event since it is primarily by invitation only. It typically takes place the first weekend of December with two performances per night on Saturday and Sunday. They also don’t typically announce the narrator ahead of time or at all. Last year, Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, was the narrator but only Guests that were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him shared the news online and on social media.

    If you have plans to be in Disneyland Park during the Candlelight Processional, be sure to pack a little extra patience. Plan to find a place to stand as early as Cast Members will allow if you would like to try to see the ceremony. If you don’t plan on seeing the show, I suggest avoiding the front of Disneyland Park and perhaps even spending the afternoon and evening at Disney California Adventure Park. The area around the Candlelight Processional can become very congested which might make it difficult to get to a dining reservation or to redeem a FASTPASS for an attraction if you have to pass through that area.

    I hope you have a fantastic time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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