We may be sipping on pumpkin spiced everything right about now, but we can’t help but count down the days until the most wonderful time of the year! With the winter holidays fast approaching, Walt Disney World is gearing up for all sorts of whimsical holiday magic. Whether you’re making plans to attend the new special-ticketed event, Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom, or planning your visit to experience the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, there are plenty of fantastic festivities in the months ahead. One of the most popular holiday experiences is back by popular demand at EPCOT! Yes, that’s right, the amazing Candlelight Processional is returning this year after a break due to COVID. Want to beat the crowds and enjoy reserved seating and a special meal? Disney has you taken care of with the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages!
The Disney fan-favorite seasonal experience, Candlelight Processional will return November 26 through December 30, 2021, and will feature a celebrity narrator and a 50-piece live orchestra with the glorious massed choir. EPCOT’s America Gardens Theater tends to fill quickly due to popularity, so having your one reserved seat is a great way to ensure you will have a chance to see the presentation. By reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, you can indulge in a leisurely holiday meal with loved ones—and have peace of mind knowing that seating is guaranteed at this highly sought-after Christmastime event, as each night a celebrity narrator tells the Christmas story, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem.
What’s Included in the Dining Package
Disney has announced the EPCOT Candlelight Processional Dining Package is a chance to “savor a delectable lunch or dinner, then take in an awe-inspiring show to cap off your night during EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.” Guests can choose from 4 unique eateries at EPCOT offering Candlelight Processional Dining Packages at lunch and dinner. Each lunch or dinner package includes:
- An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
- One (1) guaranteed seat per person to the Candlelight Processional held on the same day
Pricing and Participating Restaurants
How much can you expect to pay for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package? There are four participating restaurants and dining package prices, which exclude tax and gratuity are as follows:
- Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion): $62.00 (Adult – ages 10 and up), $35.00 (Child – ages 3 to 9)
- Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas): $74.00 (Adult), $25.00 (Child)
- Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land Pavilion): $71.00 (Adult), $46.00 (Child)
- Rose & Crown Dining Room (United Kingdom Pavilion): $63.00 (Adult), $25.00 (Child)
Reservations & Details
Ready to make reservations? Start the holiday season planning now as you can book online beginning October 26 to secure your spot for this limited-time experience. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 60 days prior to your visit. Once you dine at your select restaurant, you will receive Candlelight Seating badges. The badge will specify the date and showtime reserved. Guests will then enter America Gardens Theatre in a separate queue and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with guaranteed seating. Keep in mind that Guests must have a Theme Park reservation as well as a valid Disney Park ticket, as EPCOT admission is not included in the price of the dining package.
Will you be attending this year’s Candlelight Processional? Be sure to mark October 26th on the calendar for booking of the Candlelight Dining Package, as we suspect this popular experience will go fast! Visit the Walt Disney World website for booking here.