Full Candlelight Processional Host Line-Up Announced for Walt Disney World

Disney Parks Blog gave confirmation today of the entire host line-up planned for the annual Candlelight Processional held in at the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World. The Candlelight Processional features a celebrity host that tells the story of Christmas with a choir and 50-piece orchestra accompaniment.  The show is extremely popular and it is performed multiple times a night, each night during the holiday season.  The shows are typically always packed and get to standing room only, so many guests are extremely excited to have the official line-up confirmed.

Here is the the full list of the 2017 Candlelight Processional hosts:

  • Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer
  • Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson
  • Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – New to Candlelight Processional
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson


As we mentioned, the processional is performed three times per night (typically 5 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.  There are breakfast, lunch and dinner packages available at select restaurants where guests can enjoy a delicious meal and get reserved seating to one of the Candlelight Processional performances. The Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children (ages 3 to 9). The Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children (ages 3 to 9).  Guest are able to book the packages online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Guest should be prepared to pay for the full cost of the reservation at the time of booking.

Who can’t wait for the 2017 Candlelight Processional?  Which host are you looking forward to the most?

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