2013 Candlelight Processional News

2013 Candlelight Processional News

Details are starting to emerge about the 2013 Candlelight Processional. A yearly event that takes place at the American Gardens Theater at Epcot, the Christmas story is retold by a celebrity narrator. A mass choir and a 50 piece orchestra add to the event. The Candlelight Processional is included in park admission. Lines grow quickly so it is a good idea to arrive early, or make a reservation at one of the restaurants listed below.

Celebrities are subject to change or cancellation without notice. According to Disney, the celebrity narrator list currently is as follows:

TBD – November 29 to December 1, 2013

TBD – December 2 to December 3, 2013

Ashley Judd – NEW! December 4 to December 5

Whoopi Goldberg – December 6 to December 7, 2013

TBD – December 8 to December 10, 2013

Dennis Haysbert – NEW! December 11 to December 13, 2013

James Denton – December 14 to December 16, 2013

Edward James Olmos – December 17 to December 19, 2013

Trace Adkins – December 20 to December 22, 2013

TBD – December 23 to December 25, 2013

Blair Underwood – December 26 to December 28, 2013

Amy Grant – December 29 to December 30, 2013

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If you’d like to experience the Candlelight Processional without waiting as long in line, consider booking a Candlelight Dinner Package. Special reservations are currently being accepted at select Epcot restaurants. At your meal you’ll receive a voucher that will allow you and your party access to the VIP seating area. Reservations must be made at, you cannot use the normal reservations link if you want to receive a voucher. The restaurants participating in the 2013 Candlelight Dinner Package program are:

Biergarten Restaurant

Chefs de France

Coral Reef Restaurant

The Garden Grill

La Hacienda de San Angel

Nine Dragons Restaurant

Restaurant Marrakech

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

San Angel Inn Restaurante

Teppan Edo

Tokyo Dining

Tutto Italia Ristorante

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria


About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.