A Christmas Collection with a little bit of Magic
  • On Sep 30, 2022
    Patricia from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am making my dining reservations tomorrow. The restaurant I have chosen for Epcot is also listed for the candlelight processional to get reserved seating however that does not open until 10/6. Do I hold off or can I call on Tuesday to switch it.

    Greetings, and welcome to planDisney, Patricia!

    Thank you for consulting planDisney with this excellent question for the most joyous and poignant re-telling of the "Story of Christmas" by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and professional orchestra, the ever-popular, EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays – Candlelight Processional  – simply spectacular!

    Walt Disney World Resort’s – Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are highly sought-after, as many Guests have discovered that this experience is tops on the holiday must-do list. For many, it's an annual tradition, not to mention the popularity of this event with many local area residents, especially those who come to see their loved one’s local choir perform as part of a massed choir. Patricia, I highly recommend that you attempt to secure your experience when bookings open, bright and early online - the Check Availability button will be displayed on the Candlelight Processional Dining Package page. In some cases, same-day dining packages without reservations may be available for Spice Road Table, or Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue, but please remember that packages are subject to availability, especially during peak dates.  

    The Candlelight Processional Dining Package will present you with a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the select, uniquely-themed EPCOT dining venues, and you will receive one (1) guaranteed seat per Guest to a Candlelight Processional performance. After your meal at the restaurant, you will receive a Candlelight Seating badge displaying the date and reserved show time. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis as you line up in advance in a designated queue to enter the America Gardens Theatre.

    Patricia, please ensure you also hold a Disney Park Pass – Theme Park Reservation using valid theme park admission to enter EPCOT on the day of your secured Candlelight Processional Dining Package reservation.

    This year’s exciting list of celebrity narrators will lend their mellifluous, story-telling voices to this magnificent display – what a positively promising special event this will be. So, get a good night’s rest, wake up early, brew your fresh, hot coffee and get ready to book this most joyous special event on Tuesday.

    Walt Disney World Resort during the Holiday Season is truly my favorite time of year. The Disney Resorts Collection Hotels are all decked out with twinkling decorations, yards and yards of luscious garlands, and the waft of the real, life-size Gingerbread House emanates all the way from the Grand Lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – magnificent! I hope you make time for the merriest of parties over at Magic Kingdom Park with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – the jolliest party on Earth!

    I hope this information is helpful, Patricia – I look forward to helping you again soon, thank you!

    Best Disney Wishes!

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