Christmas at Disney
Holidays Around The World & Candlelight Processional
Disney’s Holidays Around the World held throughout Epcot’s World Showcase features country specific storytelling. While most of the country’s holiday stories are related to Christmas, there won’t be much talk of Jesus. Elsewhere, traditional stories are told such as the story of Ramad@n shared in the country of Morocco in Epcot.
In contrast, Disney’s Candlelight Processional celebrates Jesus birth with Gospel readings accompanied by a full orchestra and choir. It’s very encouraging to see Disney’s website specific reference “a savior.” Our prayer is that attendees will find hope and joy, not in a ”tale,” but in the Truth.
“Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the narration as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.
Past narrators have included: actress Mira Sorvino, contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith, actress Geena Davis, actor Edward James Olmos, actress Isabella Rossellini, actor Neil Patrick Harris, actress Lorraine Bracco, singer/actress Chita Rivera, country music artist Trace Adkins, actress Susan Lucci, actor Blair Underwood, and actress Marlee Matlin.
2013 Disney Candlelight Processional Schedule & Narrators
American Gardens Theatre (5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m.)
- Gary Sinise November 29 to December 1, 2013
- Neil Patrick Harris December 2 to December 3, 2013
- Ashley Judd – NEW! December 4 to December 5
- Whoopi Goldberg December 6 to December 7, 2013
- Sigourney Weaver – NEW! December 8 to December 10, 2013
- Dennis Haysbert – NEW! December 11 to December 13, 2013
- James Denton December 14 to December 16, 2013
- Edward James Olmos December 17 to December 19, 2013
- Trace Adkins December 20 to December 22, 2013
- Steven Curtis Chapman December 23 to December 25, 2013
- Blair Underwood December 26 to December 28, 2013
- Amy Grant December 29 to December 30, 2013
When visiting Walt Disney World around Christmas, it is easy to get caught up in the joy of Disney and forget about the Creator of Joy. The Candlelight Processional is a great opportunity to enjoy the magic of Disney without missing the Reason for the Season.
This popular event can fill up quickly warranting consideration of the available Candlelight Dinner packages that include lunch or dinner and guaranteed seating for the processional. As a bonus, those with this package also have pre-arranged fireworks viewing – which is not part of the Christmas story but a beautiful reminder of God’s creativity. To book a reservation for the Candlelight Processional Dinner, visit the Candlelight Dinner Packages page or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-5277.
For more information, visit http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/candlelight-processional/
While you’re at Disney, don’t miss the special decorations and Christmas parade at the Magic Kingdom.
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