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  • On Oct 11, 2019
    Gestina from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know reserved seating is limited to a few hundred invited guests for the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland park, however I was wondering are regular park guests able to view the professional? Is there anywhere uninvited guests can stand?

    Hi there, Gestina, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I always enjoy helping my fellow Californians plan their next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, which transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth in just a few weeks!

    I’m so excited for you to experience the magic and wonder of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort! It’s my absolute favorite time of year in the parks. You’re in luck, because the Disneyland Resort recently announced the official dates of the 2019 Candlelight Processional, and it’s scheduled for Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 2019. In the past, seating for the Candlelight Processional has been invitation-only, so tickets are usually unavailable for purchase or reservation. However, I’m pleased to report that Guests are welcome to watch this wonderful Holiday tradition from any open spot on Main Street, U.S.A. Just keep in mind that space is very limited. Cast Members will be on hand to help you find out where you're allowed to stand. 

    In past years, Guests have arrived early and waited all day for standing-room only spots behind the seating area. It’s also possible to hear the ceremony along Main Street, U.S.A. If it’s simply too crowded by the time you arrive, I recommend watching the 600-member choir walk through Disneyland Park from “it’s a small world” to Town Square, where the performance is held, directly in front of the Disneyland Railroad Station. I love the fact that this unique Processional has been around since 1958, when Walt Disney created this tradition as a way to thank community partners. 

    One of my favorite ways to kick off the holiday season is by sipping on a hot chocolate on Main Street, U.S.A., while A Christmas Fantasy Parade passes by. Seeing Santa Claus at the very end of the Parade is the perfect way to welcome the Holidays with a big, “Ho, ho, ho!”

    Lastly, you won’t want to miss watching the “it’s a small world” Holiday Lighting. This magical display of holiday lights will take your breath away!

    Sending warm Holiday wishes your way, Gestina!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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