2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators At Walt Disney World

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a highlight of the holidays in Orlando, and this is the full list of the narrators for the 2017 shows, which start November 24 and run through December 30.

A part of Disney’s Holidays Around the World celebration, the Candlelight Processional is a nightly dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story with celebrity narrators, and a mass choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

Here are the 2017 narrators. Many are returning favorites (Neil Patrick Harris tends to be very popular), but there are also a few new names (Matt Bomer and Kurt Russell are among those):

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Out and About: Christmas Comes to Gaylord Palms

The theme for this year's holiday program at Gaylord Palms is Christmas Around the World.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms starts today, November 21, and there is so many fun things to do for the whole family!

Last night CSO was invited to a media preview so we could experience it first hand, and it was a great evening.

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Central Florida International Auto Show Rolls Into Orlando November 23-26, 2017

Central Florida International Auto Show

If you love cars and trucks, the Central Florida International Auto Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center November 23-26, 2017.

The show will feature literally hundreds of the latest model cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrids and exotics from both domestic and import manufacturers.

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The Status of CitySurfingOrlando.com

CitySurfing Orlando is having site issues...stay tuned as we are working on them.

Hello readers!

Yesterday we experienced a database corruption on the site which took it down for a few hours. We got the site back up, but the last two months of data – stories, calendar additions, etc – are gone.

As such, we will be spending the next few days re-adding pertinent stories. So if you see them show up in your social media feeds and think, “Hey, I already saw this!” – that’s why. Not every story will make it but a good portion of them will.

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The Phantom Returns in Love Never Dies at Dr Phillips Center Nov 21-26, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its Orlando debut at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts November 21-26, 2017.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, makes its Orlando debut at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts November 21-26, 2017.

Love Never Dies picks up 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House. He has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island.

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Festival Of Trees Kickstarts The Holidays At Orlando Museum Of Art Nov 11-19, 2017

The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will look a lot like Christmas when the 31st annual Festival of the Trees returns November 11-19, 2017.

The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will look a lot like Christmas when the 31st annual Festival of the Trees returns November 11-19, 2017.

Council of 101, which sponsors the event, invites you to Jingle All the Way through the halls filled with extravagant, designer-decorated trees, breathtaking displays of wreaths and tabletop trees, gingerbread masterpieces, and appearances by Santa.

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Out and About: The Glass Knife Debuts in Winter Park

Recalling the vintage pastry shops of the mid-1900s, The Glass Knife opens this weekend in Winter Park.

Recalling the vintage pastry shops of the mid-1900s, The Glass Knife opens this weekend in Winter Park.

The name comes from owner Steve Brown’s mother and her collection of vintage 1920’s era glass cake knives, many of which are on display inlaid in the communal wood table that occupies the center of the eatery.

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Out and About: Fresh Kitchen Opens in Waterford Lakes

Healthy eating on the east side of Orlando just got easier as Fresh Kitchen opens in Waterford Lakes Town Center this weekend.

Healthy eating on the east side of Orlando just got easier as Fresh Kitchen opens in Waterford Lakes Town Center this weekend.

Fresh Kitchen offers a streamlined menu of gluten-free items offered in a customizable bowl format. Dairy-free and even vegan combinations are possible.

Diners choose from Six bowl (two bases, two proteins, and two vegetables along with a sauce for $9.99); Four bowl (two bases with one protein, vegetable and sauce for $8.29); and a Kids bowl (one base, protein, vegetable and sauce for $6.99).

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Central Florida Foodie Events for November 2017

Italian Festival 4-Course Dinner at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort

November 2017 is an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:

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Holy Land Experience Offers Free Admission Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Holy Land Experience Orlando

Holy Land Experience will be offering one of their annual free admission day this week on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

The Bible-based attraction offers at least one free day a year to qualify under state law for property-tax exemption as a religious entity.

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Walt Disney World Releases First Look at Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Releases First Look at Woody's Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney has released the first details of a new area in their upcoming Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios called Woody’s Lunch Box.

This eatery is fashioned from Andy’s lunch box and thermos, and will feature a walk-up quick-service window that will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats.

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Returns Jan 12-Feb 19, 2018

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 - February 19, 2018.

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 – February 19, 2018.

Running seven days a week, the festival will feature seminars and workshops from top Disney, local and nationally-renowned artists including classes on drawing animation, photography, the art of making topiaries, and more.

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Go DIY at Maker Faire Orlando Oct 21-22, 2017

Maker Faire Orlando

Florida’s largest Maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds the weekend of Oct 21-22 with a ton of fun DIY activities.

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more.

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Out and About: On Your Feet! a Dazzling Musical Telling of Gloria and Emilio Estafan’s Rise to Fame

Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan and Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and Company, ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy

As a fan of Gloria Estefan’s music, I was excited to catch opening night of On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The musical tells the story of her and husband Emilio’s rise to fame. While I was somewhat familiar with their lives, I had no idea how many struggles the duo has faced along the way.

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WDW Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Celebrates 8th Year Oct 27-28, 2017

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27-28, 2017 with new dishes and themed areas.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27-28, 2017 with new dishes and themed areas.

This event will be the largest event to date featuring more than 60 food and beverage stations and 11 educational seminars taught by members of the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team.

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