There are many FREE Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Disney World. One that was not previously mentioned in this article was the Candlelight Processional in EPCOT. This annual event takes place during three different performances nightly in the America Gardens Theatre at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 PM. This Theatre is located outside and the show will go on, rain or shine. Shows performances last approximately 40 minutes. Each show is narrated by a celebrity who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and candlelight choir who retells the story of Christmas using verse and Christmas songs.
While the Theatre for this event is found in the United States Pavilion, lines often accumulate for the event winding around to the France Pavilion! If you plan on attending this during one of the earlier timed performances of 5 or 6:45 PM, you should expect to line up to see the show at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours ahead of the performance time.
Typically, a cast member will be on location letting you know that you should not leave the line as they will count the number of people who will be able to get into the show. Guests are often told that if they leave the line to use the restroom, there is a chance they will lose their spot in line.
This Year’s Celebrity Lineup:
Here are the dates and celebrities listed to narrate the Candlelight Processional. Remember, these are subject to change without notice.
Schedule & Narrators
November 23 to November 25, 2012 — Geena Davis
November 26 to November 29, 2012 — Neil Patrick Harris
November 30 to December 1, 2012 — Whoopi Goldberg
December 2 to December 4, 2012 — Andy Garcia
December 5 to December 7, 2012 — Blair Underwood
December 8 to December 9, 2012 — James Denton
December 10 to December 13, 2012 — Jodi Benson
December 14 to December 16, 2012 — Lea Salonga
December 17 to December 19, 2012 — Alfre Woodard
December 20 to December 22, 2012 — Trace Adkins
December 23 to December 25, 2012 — Gary Sinise
December 26 to December 28, 2012 — Amy Grant
December 29 to December 30, 2012 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason