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Candlelight Processional 2017 Dining Packages Now Available

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Candlelight Processional is always a popular holiday event at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. Even with three shows held every night beginning Thanksgiving weekend, it is always hard to find a seat for these incredible performances which is why the Candlelight Processional 2017 dining packages can be invaluable!

Candlelight Processional dining packages include a meal at a participating delicious restaurant in or around Epcot and then reserved seating for one of the three shows that evening. Candlelight Processional 2017 dining packages are available with the Disney dining plan for two table service credits.

Newcomers to the celebrity narrator spotlight this year include Daytime Television Legend Pat Sajak and TV star CCH Pounder, who was recently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the Grand Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar. Returning favorites include television, film and stage superstar Neil Patrick Harris, country megastar Trace Adkins and Contemporary Christian music artist Jaci Velasquez.

Here are the Candlelight Processional 2017 narrators confirmed so far:*

  • Nov. 24- Dec. 3 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak
  • Dec. 6-14 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – To Be Announced

The Candlelight processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. These Candleight Processional 2017 dining packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

As with last year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot again this year like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort,** with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Holidays Around the World is an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.

Click here to book Candlelight Processional 2017 dining packages or to find out more information, call
407/ WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Holidays Around the World, including the Candlelight Processional, runs November 24 – December 30, 2017 at Epcot.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

**  (NOTE: Captain’s Grille is currently under refurbishment. Candlelight Packages will be available once it reopens.)

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Ten New Holiday Treats at Epcot for Holidays Around the World

Epcot is home to two great annual holiday events, Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World. Candlelight Processional is a moving re-telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a mass choir and fifty piece orchestra. Holidays Around the World celebrates the holiday festivities in countries all over the world and the differences in each country. As part of Holiday Around the World, there are ten new holiday treats at Epcot that you can try.


You can try a Turkey Waffle at Promenade Refreshments. This “all in one holiday dinner” is a sweet potato waffle topped with turkey and green bean casserole.

Next up is pecan-maple bark in the Canada pavilion which is a tribute to their maple sugar production.

Then, you will pass through the United Kingdom pavilion where they have hot applejack cider with whiskey and a blend of seasonal spices. It’s a great treat to sip while you listen to stories of Father Christmas.

The France pavilion offers bûche de noël au chocolate (chocolate cake shaped like a log) at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Another delicious treat in the France pavilion is glace au apin d’epices (gingerbread ice cream) at L’Artisan des Glaces.

The Japan pavilion is serving teriyaki chicken karaage, a Japanese version of crispy fried chicken bites with teriyaki sauce, at Kabuki Cafe. Plus, you can listen to the story of the Daruma doll and Japanese customs of the New Year.

At American Adventure, there are a number of classic holiday treats such as freshly baked gingerbread men, chocolate chunk cookies and sugar cookies, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and peppermint bark at the Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery. You can find Santa and Mrs. Claus along with holiday carolers here as well as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations.

The Italy pavilion offers panettone, the sweet bread loaf served at the Gelato kiosk, along with sweet moscato wine and hot chocolate while you meet La Befana, a kind-hearted witch who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.

In Germany, you can have fruit cake with hot spiced wine as you hear Helga tell the story of the first Christmas tree.


Over in the Norway pavilion, you can learn about the Christmas gnome and try the traditional rice cream at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe.

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Celebrity Narrators at Epcot’s 2014 Candlelight Processional

There are plenty of great events at Disney World during the holiday season from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom to The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios. One of the great holiday events at Epcot is the Candlelight Processional where a celebrity narrator tells the Christmas story accompanied by a choir and orchestra. Disney always brings in some big names like Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg for the event. The most recent celebrity addition for the 2014 Candlelight Processional is Jonathan Groff from Disney’s hit “Frozen.”


Jonathan Groff is best known as the voice of Kristoff in Disney’s “Frozen,” but is also a Tony-nominated veteran of the Broadway stage (“Spring Awakening”) and TV (“Glee”).

The 2014 Candlelight Processional is just part of the Holidays Around the World celebration at Epcot. This joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir is a “must see” event if you are visiting during the holiday season.

  • Jodi Benson – 11/28 – 11/29
  • Neil Patrick Harris – 11/30 – 12/2
  • Jonathan Groff – 12/3 – 12/4
  • Whoopi Goldberg – 12/5 – 12/6
  • LeVar Burton – 12/7 – 12/9
  • Edward James Olmos – 12/9 – 12/11
  • Joe Morton – 12/12 – 12/14
  • Chita Rivera – 12/15 – 12/17
  • Ana Gasteyer (New) – 12/18 –12/20
  • Marlee Matlin – 12/21 – 12/23
  • Isabella Rossellini – 12/24 – 12/25
  • Blair Underwood – 12/26 – 12/27
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/28 – 12/30

The 2014 Candlelight Processional will be presented three times each night (5:00 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:15 pm) at the American Gardens Theater at Epcot. If you would like reserved seating for the show, you can book the Candlelight Processional dinner package.

Siera is a Disney travel specialist. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information. 

Celebrate the Holidays at Disney World

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Are you looking to do something special for the holidays this year? The holiday season is the most magical time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are numerous special events including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, Candlelight Processional, and Holidays Around the World. You can enjoy fun-filled seasonal events, sparkling lights, dazzling decorations and joyful music, and even great rates on vacation packages! Plus, there’s still plenty of time to book your holiday getaway. Most of these exciting events and decorations begin by November 8 and extend through early January so you have plenty of dates to plan your family’s perfect vacation. There are exciting events planned for New Year’s Eve as well you won’t want to miss.

You can take advantage of up to 30% off your resort stay this holiday season when you book by November 3, 2013. For instance, a family of four could enjoy a 7-day, 6-night package in December including tickets and dining for as little as $2,575.34!

Plus, if you book your holiday vacation with me, each of your kids will receive a stocking full of Disney goodies, including an autograph book, Disney lanyard, and more! Plus, mom and dad will receive Disney lanyards as well.

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next Disney World vacation at no cost to you! Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information!