• On Dec 9, 2019
    Cherie from PA 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.

    Hello, Approximately, how long is the Candlelight Processional?

    Hi, Cherie! The Candlelight Processional is such a joyous event, one that my family looks forward to each holiday season. This retelling of the Nativity Story has been celebrated for many years in Epcot in the America Gardens Theater. There are usually three shows daily during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, each one lasting approximately 40 minutes. I do want to encourage you to arrive well in advance of the show you plan to attend, as the theater will likely fill to capacity. This is even more so true when there is a high profile celebrity narrating that evening! Some of my favorite narrators have been Neil Patrick Harris and Gary Sinise. They bring such joy in their retelling of this beloved story, so it is no wonder that guests line up even hours early!

    Cherie, you may want to look into adding the Candlelight Processional Dining Package to your plans. This can be booked on the Disney Dining website and will include a meal in the Epcot area that day with vouchers to enter a reserved Candlelight Processional seating area during a specific show that evening. It really is the most convenient way to see it. We booked this package last year at Via Napoli and greatly appreciated having those seating vouchers, especially when we saw the crowd waiting to enter!

    Thank you so much for stopping by with your question today and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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