Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional has become a yearly tradition at Epcot, in

Walt Disney World.  This show appears at the American Gardens Theater several times nightly beginning in late November each  year.


The Candlelight Processional is a musical extravaganza and the retelling of the Christmas Story  almost word for word from the King James version of the Holy Bible.  Each show will have a guest narrator to tell the story.  The guest narrator is always a well known actor, actress, singer, director or producer.  For 2009 the list of narrators included Isabella Rosellini, Whoopi Goldberg and Angela Bassett with Courtney Vance.


You will also see a 50 piece Walt Disney World Orchestra perform during the show, and on some nights there will be a guest conductor.  These guests usually come from highly respected colleges.


Each show will have a local high school choir performing during the show.  The high school kids will be wearing yellow robes during the show.  The performers in the green robes are Walt Disney World Cast Choir members.  Voices of Liberty were also in the choir this year, and were all dressed in red.


The Candlelight Processional follows this schedule (2009):




Shout for Joy (Ricketts)


O Come All ye Faithful (Reading)


Il Est Ne' (Traditional)


O Holy Night (Adam)


Angels From The Realms Of Glory (Montgomery/Smart)


Away In A Manger (Luther/Spillman)


Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy (Wolfe)


What Child is This(Dix)


Do You Hear What I Hear (Regney/Shayne)


Silent Night (Mohr/Gruber)


Joy To the World (Watts/Handel)

The Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)




During the show there will also be an interpreter from ASL Interpretation by Walt Disney World Services for Guests with Disabilities.


Each year there are Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages offered.  These reservations can be made 90 days in advance.  There are three different package tiers for each show.


Tier 1 is for the Garden Grill Restaurant (dinner seating only) or Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion.  This is the lowest tier and there is a special seating area for this tier.  The Illuminations viewing for this tier is in Showcase Plaza.


Tier 2 is the for the San Angel Inn in the Mexico Pavilion, Rose and Crown in the United Kingdom Pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion and Nine Dragons in the China Pavilion.


Tier 3 is for the Chefs de France in the French Pavilion, Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion, Coral Reef in The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Tutto Italia in the Italy Pavilion, Teppan Edo & Tokyo Dining in the Japan Pavilion.





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