Walt Disney World Announces Current List of 2019 Candlelight Processional Narrators

We can’t wait for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays to get here this holiday season.  The event is presented by AdventHealth and will run from November 29th through December 30th, 2019.  The event will feature food and beverage options and special entertainment, including the Candlelight Processional.  The Candlelight Processional is an extremely popular event held in the America Gardens Theatre, combining the talents of a live orchestra, massed choir and celebrity narrator in the retelling of the traditional Christmas story. Thanks to Disney Parks Blog, we have a look at the current confirmed line-up of celebrity narrators.  The list will be updated as we get closer to the event, but below is what we know so far:


  • Neil Patrick Harris – 12/2-12/5
  • Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
  • Gary Sinise – 12/13-12/15
  • Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
  • Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26

The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night at 5 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM. Guests can guarantee seating at the event by booking a breakfast, lunch or dinner Candlelight Processional Dining Package at select Epcot dining locations.  Booking for these packages will be available starting on July 3rd, 2019.  Annual Passholders and DVC Members will have a 1-day exclusive early booking window on July 2nd, 2019.

Which celebrity narrator are you most excited about so far?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog


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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!