The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (previously known as “Holidays Around the World”) will start on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, in 2018. This year will see the return of the guest favorite Candlelight Processional, new Holiday Kitchens, other entertainment and more.
As of today, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for reservation. The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity narrator. Your dining package includes a meal at one of the select Epcot restaurants and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. See more details below, including the Celebrity Narrator schedule. Request a free quote from our travel partner, Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida, for help reserving your dining package and tickets.
The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a 50-piece orchestra, a massed choir and a celebrity narrator. The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. Also available, on select days and evenings, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.
Returning celebrity narrators include actress/host Whoopi Goldberg; entertainer Pat Sajak; actors Neil Patrick Harris, Chita Rivera, Gary Sinise, Blair Underwood and Edward James Olmos; and Jodi Benson, who voices Ariel in Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”
Celebrity Narrator Lineup
• 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
• 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
• 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
• 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
• 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
• 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
• 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
• 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
• 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
• 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
• 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
• 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD
Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:
• Breakfast: $38 plus tax per adult and $22 plus tax for children
• Lunch: $50 plus tax per adult and $16.99 plus tax for children
• Dinner: $55 plus tax per adult and $16.99 plus tax for children
Epcot provides an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.
You can book your Dining Package from the official website, or request a free quote from Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida for help booking your Disney World vacation including Dining Packages, on-site hotel and discount tickets. Note: Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.
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