• On Feb 20, 2017
    Theresa from IL 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.

    Hi, Do you know when the dates for the 2017 Candlelight Processional will be announced? Are dining packages released at the same time? Thank you

    Hi Theresa,

    I would be absolutely delighted to answer your question, as my favorite time to visit Walt Disney World Resort is during the holidays and the Candlelight Processional at Epcot is top on my list of can't-miss holiday events! The beautiful sight of candlelit choir members, the grand scale of participants, and the awe-inspiring harmonies sung during the performance makes it one of the most moving and poignant holiday experiences.

    You are smart to be thinking early about the Candlelight Processional, as it is extremely popular with both vacationing Guests and Orlando locals who make it a tradition to celebrate the holidays each year by attending one of these performances. In order to reduce wait times for the event and to ensure that you will have a seat during the performance, you are very wise to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package. Typically these packages go on sale in late June or early July. Keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog for more information as details regarding this year's packages get released. 

    Dates for the Candlelight Processional are generally released shortly before the dining packages go on sale. There is also normally a delay in the full slate of celebrity narrators being announced. Be forewarned: if you are looking to attend a Candlelight Processional performance when Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to narrate, be sure to book your dining package as soon as possible!

    Wishing you all the best with your continued planning for your upcoming holiday vacation at Walt Disney World. Should you have any other questions, please send them our way. We would love to hEAR from you!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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