CFCArts has announced the local celebrity narrators that will be appearing in the holiday favorite NOEL: The Carols of Christmas, which will be performed December 15 at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival outdoor stage.
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):
The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World, with the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.
This year’s event has a lot of familiar faces returning to narrate, as well as a few new.
Here is the schedule, so you can plan your visit accordingly:
Part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional is a favorite among guests to the park. It’s a retelling of the biblical Christmas story featuring celebrity narrators, accompanied by a full orchestra and a choir.
- November 29 – December 1: Gary Sinise
- December 2-3: Neil Patrick Harris
- December 4-5: Ashley Judd
- December 6-7: Whoopi Goldberg
- December 8-10: Sigourney Weaver
- December 11-13: Dennis Haysbert
- December 14-16: James Denton
- December 17-19: Edward James Olmos
- December 20-22: Trace Adkins
- December 23-25: TBA
- December 26-28: Blair Underwood
- December 29-30: Amy Grant
Actors Ashley Judd and Dennis Haysbert are new this year, and they haven’t scheduled anyone yet for December 23-25.
The Candlelight Processional is performed three times per night, at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:15pm, except on December 8, when showtimes are 6:45pm and 8:15pm only. This show takes place at the America Gardens Theatre, and general admission seating is included with Epcot admission.
Dinner packages (available on select nights) include a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant, a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and pre-arranged fireworks viewing. Availability is limited. To book the Candlelight Dinner packages, you can call 407.WDW DINE (407.939.3463) or check-out Disneyworld.com.