2021 Epcot Candlelight Processional Details | Disney World Resources

Last Updated on: October 15th, 2023

One of the most highly-anticipated holiday events at Walt Disney World each year is the Candlelight Processional which takes place at Epcot’s America Gardens Theater in the World Showcase. The popular series took a COVID hiatus in 202o, but it is back in 2021. Here are all the details:

2019 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates

What is Epcot’s Candlelight Processional?

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. It is a tradition that dates back to 1958 in Disneyland Park. It has occurred at Epcot every year (except 2020) since 1994 and was a park staple at the Magic Kingdom from 1971- 1993.

What are the Candlelight Processional Dates?

November 26, 2021 through December 30, 2021.  It is performed 3 times each night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 pm).

Who is Narrating the Candlelight Processional?

We don’t know all of the narrators yet, but here are the ones Disney has announced so far:

  • Auli’i Cravalho – November 26 – 28
  • Chita Rivera – November 29 through December 1
  • Jodi Benson – December 2 – 4
  • Alton Fitzgerald White – December 5 – 7
  • Bart Millard – December 8 – 10
  • Lisa Ling – December 11 – 13
  • Andy Garcia – December 14 – 16
  • Ana Gasteyer – December 17 – 19
  • Courtney B. Vance – December 20 – 22
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – December 23 – 25
  • Blair Underwood – December 26 – 28
  • Pat Sajak – December 29 – 30

That is all we know for now, as always, I will be updating and adding to this post as more info becomes available, so be sure to check back often.

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