• On Nov 17, 2018
    Dolores from CA 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.

    Can you tell me when the Candle Lite event is this year? My husband is a pastor and we would love to be able to see it. We will be in the park from November 25th tthrough December 1, returning home on the 2nd. Thank you for your assistance.

    Hello, Dolores! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. With a whole week to explore all the magic of the Holidays, I’m certain you will have a perfectly jolly old time! 

    The Candlelight Ceremony and Processional will indeed take place during the final days of your trip as it is scheduled for December 1 and 2 this year. There are usually two shows per night and they feature a celebrity narrator and glorious choirs. The only tricky part about this event is that it is largely invitation only. There are very few areas where regular park Guests can view the show and people have been known to stake out their spots for hours ahead of time. Since Cast Members have to keep crowds moving and the area safe, it can be a delicate maneuver to actually get a spot to stand to watch the show. I suggest arriving early and speaking to Cast Members in the area to see if they can recommend a good strategy for viewing the show.  

    Since you’ll be spending several days in the parks, definitely try to see all the different holiday lightings that happen each evening. The trees in both parks will illuminate once the sun sets and the Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle usually happens twice per night. However, the crown jewel of the holiday season, in my opinion, is seeing the “it’s a small world” Holiday Lighting that takes place early in the evening. There is a brief projection show and then the entire façade of the attraction will light up in thousands of twinkling lights. It’s mesmerizing! 

    I hope you have a very merry time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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