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  • On Aug 28, 2012
    Aundrea from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Moms! I was wondering if the Candlelight Procession is considered a religious event. Neither my Husband nor I are religious, wondering if we should just skip it and save our dining credits rather than use 2 for the CLP. What do you think?

    Epcot's Candlelight Processional features the retelling of the Christmas story, read straight from the pages of the Holy Bible by a celebrity narrator.  Although Disney doesn't necessarily classify this event as a religious one, it does celebrate Christmas in its most traditional form.  That is: the story is about the birth of Jesus.  To accompany the readings, a choir and orchestra perform a number of Christmas hymns.  Whether or not you should skip the event depends entirely upon your preferences, Aundrea.  Many guests find it to be a moving event that truly embodies the season.  However, if you and your boyfriend would be offended by the Bible readings and/or music selections, I would definitely advise you to skip it.  Epcot's World Showcase also features storytellers from each country who perform scheduled talks on the various holiday traditions around the world.  These stories are very entertaining and festive.  Perhaps that holiday activity is more in line with your personal beliefs?  Whichever you choose, Aundrea, I hope your holiday trip is nothing short of magical. 
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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