Disney Candlelight Processional 2013

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A Holiday Tradition in Sight and Sound

Candlelight Processional is a holiday event held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot. The rich sounds of the full orchestra and choir fill the theatre as a special guest narrator takes the stage. Let the story of the babe in a manger touch your heart as it has for generations, accompanied by warm and inspiring holiday music.

In the wintertime, Holidays Around The World transforms Epcot into an international celebration of Yuletide traditions filled with festive decorations and live entertainment. A special event that’s part of the festivities, the processional is a wonderful way to share the magic of the season with your family and friends! For many Guests, the processional has become an essential family tradition.

Mexican-style sun face made of yellow paved stones surrounded by red stones

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the narration as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.

For the hearing impaired, an American Sign Language interpreter translates the legendary account, allowing Guests of all kinds the opportunity to enjoy the event.

This year, an exciting line-up of narrators—including a few all-new additions to the Candlelight Processional—are set to lend their voices to the storytelling, including:

  • Gary Sinise
    November 29 to December 1, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 2 to December 3, 2013
  • Ashley Judd – NEW! 
    December 4 to December 5
  • Whoopi Goldberg 
    December 6 to December 7, 2013
  • Sigourney Weaver – NEW!
    December 8 to December 10, 2013
  • Dennis Haysbert – NEW!
    December 11 to December 13, 2013
  • James Denton 
    December 14 to December 16, 2013
  • Edward James Olmos
    December 17 to December 19, 2013
  • Trace Adkins
    December 20 to December 22, 2013
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 23 to December 25, 2013
  • Blair Underwood 
    December 26 to December 28, 2013
  • Amy Grant 
    December 29 to December 30, 2013
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  • Michael T Grace December 19, 2013 Reply

    Looking great pal!

  • Amy December 21, 2013 Reply

    My friend & I had the pleasure of hearing Dennis Haysbert as narrator at Friday’s 5pm performance. What a fabulous job. Undoubtedly, one of the best I’ve heard in the past 10 years at Epcot!

    • admin December 29, 2013 Reply

      Thank you very much!

  • Frances December 22, 2013 Reply

    I doubt Mr. Haysbert will ever see this, but I was at Epcot the first performance of the Candlelight Processional. His words at the end were full of not only the love of our Lord, but the love of our country. I have NEVER written to any actor, politician, or anyone in the public world. Yet I wanted to let him know there are so many of us out here that his words were a joy…….to ring out now and forever. Thank you for your voice. Frances

    • admin December 29, 2013 Reply

      Thank you for being there Frances!

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