Beginning November 26, EPCOT will once again celebrate the holiday season with its very popular Candlelight Processional. The annual event was canceled in 2020 due to Walt Disney World still following a number of strict health and safety procedures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests were thrilled to hear that the event would be coming back this year and that dining packages would once again be offered for those attending the event.
Dining packages for Disney World’s Candlelight Processional went on sale on October 26 at 10:00 a.m. — one month before the first performance — and quickly sold out. Dining packages had been available at the following EPCOT restaurants — Germany’s Biergarten Restaurant, the UK’s Rose & Crown Dining Room, Coral Reef Restaurant, and Garden Grill Restaurant.
Guests visiting the Walt Disney World website later in the day were informed that all dining packages are currently sold out. While the site says “Temporarily Unavailable”, there is no guarantee that more will become available, so Guests who would like to try to reserve a dining package should frequently check back with the Disney World website.
Here is more information on the Candlelight Processional:
Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.
This year, the following celebrity lineup will lend their talents to the performance:
- Chita Rivera
November 29 through December 1
- Jodi Benson
December 2 through December 4
- Alton Fitzgerald White
December 5 through December 7
- Lisa Ling
December 11 through December 13
- Steven Curtis Chapman
December 23 through December 25
- Blair Underwood
December 26 through December 28
- Pat Sajak
December 29 through December 30
Not all narrators have been announced and scheduled at this time, so Disney encourages Guests to check back at a later date as more narrators are added to the event. There are no tickets for the Candlelight Processional, so seats are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if there is a particular night you would like to go, make sure to get there early.