As the holiday season continues, celebrations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort continue to dazzle fans from all over the world. As Christmas creeps closer and closer, more events are beginning to take place on Disney property. One of the most popular holiday events is the iconic Candlelight Processional.
The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking spectacle that takes place annually during the holiday season, bringing together a talented choir, a renowned celebrity narrator, and the awe-inspiring setting of Disneyland Park to create an unforgettable experience for all who attend. This star-studded event is incredibly popular every year, and fans love to guess which celebrity will be chosen as the narrator.
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This beloved event, steeped in tradition and holiday spirit, takes place in the iconic Disneyland Resort. As the sun dims at the park, the flickering glow of countless candles illuminates the Square, casting a warm and radiant ambiance.
At Walt Disney World Resort, the EPCOT Candlelight Processional performances happen on dozens of different nights leading up to Christmas. These celebrity-led events are held in the large outdoor theatre, and anyone who wishes to attend is allowed entrance.
Disneyland Resort’s Candlelight Processional, on the other hand, is a much more intimate and exclusive event. The processional is only held on two nights of the year, with this year’s events falling on December 2 and 3. Unlike EPCOT’s version, access to these four performances is highly sought after but rarely granted. At the end of the day, the performances are usually attended by Club 33 members and other VIP guests.
The heart of the Candlelight Processional lies in its captivating music and powerful scripture readings. A massive choir comprised of talented singers from local communities and choirs, their voices harmonizing in perfect unity, fills the air with an angelic chorus. Accompanied by an orchestra, the choir takes center stage, serenading the audience with timeless and beloved holiday carols. The power and beauty of the music resonate with every attendee, evoking feelings of wonder and joy.
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The Candlelight Processional at Disneyland Park is a truly immersive experience that captivates all the senses. The stunning visual display of candlelight and the enchanting music combine to transport Disney Park guests to a bygone era, where the spirit of Christmas fills the air. The reverential atmosphere is palpable as attendees are swept away by the beauty and magic of the moment. However, the event is only truly made by the celebrity chosen to narrate the performance.
This year’s pick is none other than Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson. Brie Larson is a respected Hollywood actress who has been a part of numerous award-winning films. However, the choice of Larson is not pleasing all fans due to the fact that many Marvel supporters have disdain for the actress. Another reason why this choice was polarizing is because Larson’s recent film The Marvels (2023) was a massive flop at the box office.
Regardless of the feelings of fans, it is still wonderful to see this tradition play out for another year. We hope that Larson’s performance goes smoothly this year and that holiday cheer is spread to all at the candlelight ceremony.