Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrator and Dining Package List for 2022

September 29th, 2022
  |  by Mealtrip
Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrator and Dining Package List for 2022 The Candlelight Processional is a holiday tradition at Epcot that takes place during the park's Festival of the Holidays. It's a full-scale 40 minute production where a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas — recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. The production features a 50-piece orchestra and a large choir.

This very popular annual show takes place nightly at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM or 8:30 PM at the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot.

For Candlelight Processional 2022 ... the following celebrity lineup will lend their talents to the performance:
  • Simu Liu
    November 25 and 26, 2022
    (Friday, Saturday)
  • Chita Rivera
    November 27 through 29, 2022
    (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
  • Raul Esparza
    November 30 and December 1, 2022
    (Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    December 2 and December 3, 2022
    (Friday, Saturday)
  • Isabella Rossellini
    December 4 through December 6, 2022
    (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
  • Daymond John
    December 7 through December 9, 2022
    (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Josh Gad
    December 10 through December 12, 2022
    (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Gloria Estefan
    December 13 and December 14, 2022
    (Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 15 through December 18, 2022
    (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Mariska Hargitay
    December 19 and December 20, 2022
    (Monday, Tuesday)
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
    December 21 through December 23, 2022
    (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Marie Osmond
    December 24 through December 26, 2022
    (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Courtney Vance
    December 27 and December 28, 2022
    (Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Angela Bassett
    December 29 and December 30, 2022
    (Thursday, Friday)
Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Dining Packages
Technically, the Candlelight Processional is seated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, guests that have purchased a "Candlelight Processional Dining Package" get to wait in a special line on the side of the American Gardens Theater, while guests that did not purchase a dining package have to wait on the opposite side of the theater.

Before show time, all of the Candlelight Processional Dining Package guests are let into the theater first. Once all of the dining package guests are seated — any other guests in the "stand by" line are let in. Since capacity is limited, just getting into the "stand by" line, does not guarantee you'll get into the theatre to see the show on any given night. Guests that have purchased the Dining Package are guaranteed a seat.

Dining Packages and Prices
There are a total of seven restaurant at Epcot offering Candlelight Processional Dining Packages at lunch and dinner for 2022. Each package includes:
  • An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to the Candlelight Processional held on the same day
Advanced Reservation Restaurants for 2022...
Advance reservations are highly recommended, as Dining Packages normally sell-out weeks in advance of any given show. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance … beginning on October 6, 2022. Reservations require a credit card guarantee. To enter Epcot, both a theme park reservation and valid theme park admission are required. Epcot admission is not included in the price of the dining package.

There are two same-day restaurants that are offering the Candlelight Processional Dining Package for 2022.

Same-Day Candlelight Processional Dining Package Restaurants
To check availability for same-day dining packages, visit Spice Road Table or Regal Eagle Smokehouse on the same day you want to see the Candlelight Processional. Same-day dining packages are subject to availability and MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE on peak dates.

For more information, or to purchase a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, please click here to visit the official Disney site page.