The 2014 Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages are on sale now! The Candlelight Processional is an absolute MUST DO if you plan to be in Walt Disney World November 28-December 30, 2014! Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, the most moving choir singing alongside a 50 piece orchestra provides an inspirational backdrop of songs of hope and joy. There is a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired. The 2014 celebrity narrators have been announced as follows:
- Jodi Benson – 11/28 & 29
- TBD – 11/30 – 12/2
- TBD – 12/3-12/4
- Whoopi Goldberg – 12/5-12/6
- TBD 12/7-12/8 ** (no 5:00 p.m. show on 12/7)
- TBD 12/9-12/11
- TBD 12/12-12/14
- Sharon Stone 12/15-12/17
- Anna Gasteyer 12/18-12/20
- Marlee Matlin 12/21-12/23
- TBD 12/24-12/25
- TBD 12/26-12/27
- Steven Curtis Chapman 12/28-12/30
** Celebrity narrators are subject to change.
The Dinner Package allows you to dine at one of the participating Epcot restaurants for lunch or dinner while having guaranteed seating at one of the three nightly shows (5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 p.m.) Adult prices start at $35.00 for lunch and $50.00 for dinner (price includes tax, but not gratuity!) Participating restaurants include:
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Chefs de France
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- The Garden Grill
- La Hacienda de San Angel
- Nine Dragons Restaurant
- Restaurant Marrakesh
- Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
- Teppan Edo
- Tokyo Dining
- Tutto Italia Ristorante
- Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
DIStracted Tip: You will receive your Candlelight Processional Badge at the restaurant for guaranteed seating at the American Gardens Theater for the booked show time.
I will never forget the first time I was walking through the World Showcase and heard the most angelic sounds of “O Holy Night” coming from the America Gardens Theater. After spending a week hearing happy, joyful Disney music it was refreshing to actually hear a biblical Christmas song. I found myself running towards this music with my children in tow. We stood in the back of a packed theater to catch the last parts of the Candlelight Processional. I was speechless. Speechless with tears streaming down my face. Never in my life had I ever seen anything like this before! Sure we go to church throughout the Christmas holidays, however, nothing can prepare you for the delivery of this message until you see it for yourself!
We booked the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package for the very next year so we could sit and watch it all the way through. Lea Salonga, voice of Jasmine and Mulan, was the celebrity narrator and she was amazing! This will continue to be a tradition for my family each and every year we travel to Walt Disney World over the Christmas Holidays. I assure you, this is something you do not want to miss!
DIStracted Tip: The theatre is outside so prepare for the weather. Additionally, you must have a ticket to Epcot in order to attend this event. Purchasing the Dinner Package does NOT pay for your entrance into the Park.
Tickets may be purchased online through the Walt Disney World website.