The Candlelight Processional for 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most magical moments of the holiday season at Epcot! Disney announced a wide variety of celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional with more to be announced!
The celebrity narrators will be telling the traditional story of Christmas three times per evening at the America Gardens Theatre. The narrators will be backed by a massed choir and 50 piece orchestra!
Show times are 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:15 PM. On select nights, dining packages are available for purchase with guaranteed seating for one of the Candlelight Processional performances.
The celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional are:
November 22 & 23, 2018: Chita Rivera
You may know her from: She is a dancer, actor, and singer staring in Broadway plays like West Side Story (1957) and Bye Bye Birdie (1960’s). She is the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award and was also honored the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
November 24 to December 2, 2018: TBD
December 3 to December 6, 2018: Neil Patrick Harris
You may know him from: He is an actor, singer, and magician known for many roles including Doogie Howser, MD, and as Barney on How I Met Your Mother. He hosted many awards shows including Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, and the 87th Academy Awards.
December 7 to December 9, 2018: Whoopie Goldberg
You may know her from: She is an actor, comedian, and television host known for many roles such as Ghost, Sister Act, and The Color Purple. She is currently the moderator on ABC’s The View.
December 10 to December 12, 2018: TBD
December 13 & 14, 2018: Blair Underwood
You may know him from: He is an actor known for L.A. Law, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., and Quantico.
December 15 to December 17. 2018: Gary Sinise
You may know him from: He is an actor who starred in movies such as Forrest Gump, Apolo 13, and the television show CSI: New York.
December 18 to December 20, 2018: Pat Sajak
You may know him from: He is the host of Wheel of Fortune.
December 21 to 23, 2018: TBD
December 24 & 25, 2018: Edward James Olmos
You may know him from: He is an actor known for such movies as Stand and Deliver, Selena, and Coco.
December 26 & 27, 2018: Jodi Benson
You may know her from: She is an actor and singer most notably known for playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Barbie in various Toy Story movies.
December 28 to December 30, 2018: TBD
Check back soon as we will post updates to the list of celebrity narrators as they are announced!
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