One of our favorite holiday traditions is attending the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. We have been attending for years and we try to go a few times each season. We have seen many narrators over the years and they truly have an impact on if the show is good or great. Of all the narrators I’ve seen over the years, my top 3 would be 1. James Earl Jones 2. Phylicia Rashad 3. Sandy Patti. There are also some who I never care to see again, but I won’t list those here 😉
Planning our annual December Disney vacation always revolves around who is narrating the Candlelight Processional which nights. We will be at Disney December 4-7, 2014 so this year our choices are 12/4
Jonathan Groff (The voice of Kristoff from Frozen), 12/5 – 12/6 Whoopi Goldberg and
12/7 LeVar Burton. So, this tells me we are either starting or ending our vacation at Epcot.
In case you don’t know what Candlelight Processional is-Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions Walt Disney World Resort, with the joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and glorious mass choir. Candlelight performances are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15. It is always a delight to hear the Word of God proclaimed at the American Gardens Theater at Epcot!
2014 Candlelight Processional Narrators
11/28 – 11/29: Jodi Benson
11/30 – 12/2: Neil Patrick Harris
12/3 – 12/4: Jonathan Groff
12/5 – 12/6: Whoopi Goldberg
12/7* – 12/9: LeVar Burton (no 5pm show)
12/10 – 12/11: Edward James Olmos
12/12 – 12/14: Joe Morton
12/15 – 12/17: Chita Rivera
12/18 – 12/20: Ana Gasteyer
12/21 – 12/23: Marlee Matlin
12/24 – 12/25: Isabella Rossellini
12/26 – 12/27: Blair Underwood
12/28 – 12/30: Steven Curtis Chapman
Please note that narrators are subject to change without notice.
Guests may purchase Candlelight Dining Packages to reserve a seat at the Candlelight Processional. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal, a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and a pre-arranged location for fireworks viewing. Guests may call 407.WDW DINE for reservations or at www.disneyworld.com. Availability is limited.
Which narrator would you most like to see this year?