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Epcot's Candlelight Processional (Photo Credit: Disney)

JUST IN: Disney Shares the First Celebrity Narrators for Candlelight Processional

We’ve been waiting for more details on this year’s Candlelight Processional during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays since Disney announced its return last month (for the first time since 2019!) Today, we are excited to share some of the first narrators Disney has just announced will be performing at this year’s Candlelight Processional.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional (Photo Credit: Disney)

The celebrity narrators confirmed so far for this year’s event include Chita Rivera, Jodi Benson, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lisa Ling, Steven Curtis Chapman, Blair Underwood and Pat Sajak. We do not yet have dates for when each celebrity will be at the park, however we do know that dining packages for Candlelight Processional are also returning and will be available for online booking beginning October 26. We will share another update then, but we believe by the time booking for the dinner packages open we will know which celebrities will be at Candlelight Processional for which dates.

Candlelight processional

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Candlelight Processional will run throughout the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays which takes place from November 26 to December 30, 2021. In addition to the celebrity narrators, Candlelight Processional will feature a choir made entirely of Disney Cast Members, a live orchestra and the Voices of Liberty, the fan-favorite a cappella group that usually performs in the American Adventure pavilion (or currently at the America Gardens Theatre.)

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The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will also include costumed storytellers sharing cultural holiday traditions in the countries around World Showcase, as well as outdoor kitchens, the annual cookie stroll and more. Remember to save the date for October 26 if you are hoping to book a dinner package for Candlelight Processional and November 26-December 30 if you are hoping to attend the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays this year.

For more holiday experiences around the Walt Disney World Resort, during “The Most Magical Celebration on Earth,” check out this post on offerings at the Magic Kingdom, and this one about the Merry Menagerie returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."