Epcot’s Annual Candlelight Processional Was Better Than Ever

Epcot's Annual Candlelight Processional Was Better Than Ever

I never miss it!

Something to look forward to every Christmas season is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot in Walt Disney World, and this year was just as gratifying as ever. Classic Christmas tunes soared to new heights with soulful performances at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.

Epcot's Annual Candlelight Processional Was Better Than Ever

The Candlelight Processional portrays the Christmas experience through storytelling by masters of that craft, accompanied by the Walt Disney World orchestra and a spectacular choir. The Processional is performed three times each evening, 5:00, 6:45 and 8 p.m., from Nov. 27 to Dec. 30. This season’s remaining show narrators include:

12/15 – 12/17— America Ferrera

12/18 – 12/20 — Chandra Wilson

12/21 – 12/23 — Daniel Dae Kim

12/24 – 12/26 — Edward James Olmos

12/27 – 12/28 – Blair Underwood

12/29 – 12/30 — Amy Grant

When I went, Ana Gasteyer was the narrator, and she did a super job!

Epcot's Annual Candlelight Processional Was Better Than Ever

Aside from the delightful stage exhibitions, Holidays Around the World provided visitors with special festivities and traditions from various nations all throughout the World Showcase. In the midst of upbeat music and merry treats, beloved customs spring to life as storytellers share their nations’ holiday legacy.

Christmas at Epcot in Walt Disney World

International holiday experiences around the World Showcase included the musical Canadian Holiday Voyageurs at the Canada Pavilion, the colorful Chinese Lion Dance at the China Pavilion, a festive mariachi band and vibrant dancers at the Mexico Pavilion, and a lesson about the “spice of life” by a Moroccan drummer at the Morocco Pavilion. Guests also can enjoy the music of the Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers and greet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the American Adventure Pavilion.

Christmas at Epcot in Walt Disney World

The celebration is concluded nightly with “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” a laser, light, and fireworks spectacular capped with a dazzling seasonal finale.