Why am I writing about Christmas in July?  Disney’s Candlelight Processional dining packages area available for booking on July 11, 2018!!!  Seating in the theater is guaranteed with a dining package purchase. If you are not familiar with Disney’s Candlelight processional, NOW is the time to learn all about it.  Picture this, a celebrity narrator sharing the traditional story of Christmas, a 50 piece orchestra, and a massed choir (including the Voices of Liberty). I fell in love with this the first time I attended in 1996, and cannot even begin to count how many times I have enjoyed this throughout the years.  The power of music and the nostalgia of the traditional story of Christmas in the most magical place on earth is an experience you do not want to miss.

The Candlelight processional takes place in the American Gardens Theater in Epcot’s world showcase.  There are 3 shows every night, 5:00PM, 6:45PM, and 8:15PM. For the first time ever, this event will begin on Thanksgiving!!

Here is the lineup so far. We hope to share more names soon.*

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel** and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

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

** Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for dinner only.

Contact your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist to book a Candlelight Processional dining package for you!  What celebrity narrator are you most excited to see?

Missy Zolecki

Travel Specialist