On September 26, Disney shared more information on the Candlelight Processional that will once again be returning to EPCOT for the holiday season — beginning on November 25. The Candlelight Processional has been taking place at EPCOT for years and tells the story of the birth of Jesus, with a large choir and a celebrity narrator. The Candlelight Processional is open to all Guests visiting EPCOT and takes place at the America Gardens Theatre located in the America Pavilion in the World Showcase.
When Disney released information on this year’s Candlelight Processional, they released a list of celebrity narrators that were confirmed for this year’s event — which included Frozen star Josh Gad, The View star Whoopi Goldberg, and Neil Patrick Harris. While the list was an impressive one, there were two spots on the list that had not been filled.
However, less than one day after showing that there was no narrator confirmed for those dates, Disney has updated the list, which is now complete. Disney has added Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu to the list — he will kick off the Candlelight Processional as the narrator on November 25 and November 26. December 7 and December 9 will see Shark Tank star Daymond John as the narrator.
Here is the now complete narrator lineup for this year’s Candlelight Processional:
- Simu Liu
- November 25 and 26, 2022
- Edward James Olmos
November 27 through 29, 2022
- Raul Esparza
November 30 and December 1, 2022
- Whoopi Goldberg
December 2 and December 3, 2022
- Isabella Rossellini
December 4 through December 6, 2022
- Daymond John
December 7 and December 9, 2022
- Josh Gad
December 10 through December 12, 2022
- Gloria Estefan
December 13 and December 14, 2022
- Neil Patrick Harris
December 15 through December 18, 2022
- Mariska Hargitay
December 19 and December 20, 2022
- Cal Ripken Jr.
December 21 through December 23, 2022
- Marie Osmond
December 24 through December 26, 2022
- Courtney Vance
December 27 and December 28, 2022
- Angela Bassett
December 29 and December 30, 2022
This year’s Candlelight Processional will run concurrently with the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays — so Guests will be able to taste holiday foods from around the world before they line up to get a good spot during the Processional. No additional ticket is required to see the Candlelight Processional or to enjoy Festival of the Holidays.
Dining packages for EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional will be on sale beginning September 29 and can be purchased through the Walt Disney World Resort website. The Candlelight Processional dining packages were very popular last year and sold out quickly, so purchasing yours early is the best bet if you want to secure a spot.