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  • On Jun 7, 2011
    Mariana from Aguascalientes Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to spend Christmas at WDW this year. When are the Candlelight shows dates available?. Where is the VIP seating of Illuminations if I book a Candlelight dinner experience?. Thanks

    Hi Mariana,

    My family spent last Christmas and New Year at Walt Disney World and we had an amazing time! The parks seem even more magical (if thats possible) when they are decorated for the holidays.

    The Candlelight Processional will be held at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot nightly from 25 November 2011 - 30 December 2011.

    The event which retells the stirring story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir is extremely popular and I would highly recommend that you make an advanced dining reservation for a Candlelight Dinner Package to ensure that you get a seat for the performance.

    Although dining packages for the 2011 holiday season will not be available until July 2011, you can find out more information about the event HERE as well as the various dining options available HERE.

    In 2010, three shows took place each night at 5pm, 6.45pm and 8.15pm and I would expect to see a similar pattern for this year once full details have been released.

    The VIP standing only viewing area is located in Showcase Plaza, near the entrance to the World Showcase coming from Future World. Watching IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth from here was probably the best view of the show that I have ever had and better still required no time spent staking out a good spot and then waiting for the show to start.

    My family experienced the Candlelight Processional on Christmas Eve and it really captured the spirit of the season perfectly.

    Wishing you a magical trip!
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