This is a guest post by my mother, Deborah Armstrong. Disney’s Candlelight Processional has become a Christmas tradition for the two of us.
Always on the top of my to do list for Christmas.
Disney’s Candlelight Processional
An excellent orchestra and coral presentation inside Epcot at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. This year’s event was the best. Of course, each year I say the same.
The 50-piece orchestra, with what I call the heralding trumpeters, start the concert off. As Disney’s Voices of Liberty singers followed by cast member choir members and various high school choir members from all over, march in with candles dressed in robes that sparkle. It’s over the top beauty and melody when all voices finally blend together.
The night we attended, Edward James Olmos was the celebrity narrator. The narrators change from night to night, each retelling the story of Christmas. Olmos reminded us that Walt Disney himself imagined the very first Christmas Candlelight Processional which is performed yearly at Epcot. This family tradition is now nearly 60 years old with the very first performance taking place in Disneyland.
From the entrance gate and throughout the entire park, fountains, music, and lights surrounded by sparkling trees remind and encourage the wonder of this Christmas time of celebration.
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy
Catch Epcot’s Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theatre select nights through December 30th. Show times are 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.