• On Aug 25, 2018
    Pamela from WI 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.

    What are the times for the Candlelight Procession?

    Happy holidays, Pamela! It's okay to say that as long as we've had Christmas in July, right?

    A visit to Epcot during the Christmas season is on my must-do list every year. With the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays bringing seasons greetings (and eatings!) to every country in the World Showcase, I can't help but feel the holiday spirit drifting over me like a new fallen snow.

    My favorite event by far is the Candlelight Processional. This narrated story of the Nativity takes place three times on most nights at 5:00 PM, 6:15 PM, and 8:00 PM. You'll want to make sure to get there on time to watch as the 50-piece orchestra sets up and the choir processes in. I get chills every time.

    I highly recommend opting for a Candlelight Processional dining package. You can choose breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of the participating restaurants, but you'll gain access to guaranteed seating inside the American Gardens Theater for the Candlelight Processional. Lines tend to be really long for this show, even early in the season, and if it's a night when there is a popular celebrity narrator, like Neil Patrick Harris, the standby line may not get in. You can still hear the show from standing way in the back, just outside the gate of the outdoor theater, but you won't see nearly as well.

    Have a joyous holiday season, Pamela!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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