Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrator and Dining Package List for 2023

October 5th, 2023
  |  by Mealtrip
Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrator and Dining Package List for 2023 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.

The Candlelight Processional 2023 Narrator List
The following celebrity lineup will lend their talents to the performance...

  • Chrissy Metz
    November 24 and 25, 2023
    (Friday, Saturday)
  • Luis Fonsi
    November 26 and 27, 2023
    (Sunday, Monday)
  • Ashley Eckstein
    November 28 and 29, 2023
    (Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Bart Millard
    November 30 and December 1 & 2, 2023
    (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • John Stamos
    December 3, 4, & 5, 2023
    (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 6, 7, & 8, 2023
    (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • Marlee Matlin
    December 9, 10, & 11, 2023
    (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
  • Brendan Fraser
    December 12, 13, & 14, 2023
    (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Eva Longoria
    December 15 and 16, 2023
    (Friday, Saturday)
  • Joey McIntyre
    December 17 and 18, 2023
    (Sunday, Monday)
  • Sterling K. Brown
    December 19 and 20, 2023
    (Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Jordan Fisher
    December 21, 22, & 23, 2023
    (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 24, 25, & 26, 2023
    (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
  • Audra McDonald
    December 27 and 28, 2023
    (Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Lisa Ling
    December 29 and 30, 2023
    (Friday, Saturday)
(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 eight restaurant at Epcot offering Candlelight Processional Dining Packages at lunch and dinner for 2023… six of those restaurants advise guests to place advanced reservations. Each package includes:

  • An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • At Spice Road Table, Candlelight Processional Dining Package guest will recieve 2 small plates and one nonalcoholic beverage per person, plus a tagine and dessert platter for your party to share.
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to the Candlelight Processional held on the same day.

Advanced Reservation Restaurants for 2023…
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall — Norway Pavilion
    • Breakfast
      • Adult $71.00
      • Child $45.00 (3-9)
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $83.00
      • Child $53.00 (3-9)
  • Biergarten Restaurant — Germany Pavilion
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $65.00
      • Child $37.00 (3-9)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant — The Living Seas
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $78.00
      • Child $32.00 (3-9)
  • Garden Grill Restaurant — The Land Pavilion
    • Breakfast
      • Adult $63.00
      • Child $40.00 (3-9)
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $78.00
      • Child $50.00 (3-9)
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse — Canada Pavilion
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $104.00
      • Child $42.00 (3-9)
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room — United Kingdom Pavilion
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $66.00
      • Child $29.00 (3-9)

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 17th, 2023. 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 2023.

Same-Day Candlelight Processional Dining Package Restaurants
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse : Barbecue — American Adventure Pavilion
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $41.00
      • Child $41.00 (3-9)
  • Spice Road Table — Morocco Pavilion
    • Lunch/Dinner
      • Adult $55.00
      • Child $24.00 (3-9)

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.

For more information about Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays, check out our Festival of the Holidays page here on Mealtrip.