Walt Disney World Announces List of Narrators for 2013 Epcot Candlelight Processional

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.

Epcot Candlelight ProcessionalEven though summer is barely over, Walt Disney World has already released a list of narrators confirmed for 2013:

  • 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.

Orlando This Weekend: December 17-19, 2010

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

December 17:

December 18:

  • Michael Andrew Holiday Spectacular at The Plaza Theatre – $25-$50
  • Candlelight Processional w/Guest Narrator Thomas Gibson at Epcot – Free with Park Admission
  • Christmas in the Park concert (4:30pm/6:30pm) at Lake Eola Amphitheater (downtown) – Free
  • Dubtribe Sound System at The Social – $15-$20
  • Hand to Hand (Farewell Show) at Back Booth – $8
  • Heroine with Tiffany from Monsters of the Morning at Garage Bar in Sanford – Free
  • Maryellen Hooper at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $17
  • Local Author Festival (12pm) at Orlando Public Library Downtown Branch – Free
  • Santa’s Farewell Festival (11am) at SODO Shopping Center – Free
  • Xmas Bash with Showdown at The Barn in Sanford – $5

December 19:

  • Candlelight Processional w/Guest Narrator Trace Adkins at Epcot – Free with Park Admission
  • Grandma Party Bazaar Craft, Music and Food Shopping Event (10am)at Stardust Video & Coffee – Free
  • Maryellen Hooper at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $15
  • Michael Kramer / Greg Parnell at The Plaza Theatre – $20
  • Swamp Cabbage Xmas Party at Back Booth – $8
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