Today I enjoyed Epcot’s Candlelight Processional with narrator Ming Na Wen. She seems to visit at the same time every year so I’ve seen her perform in the past. I’ve also seen the enigmatic maestro John Sinclair conduct the orchestra. The bounce in his step and pep in his voice are half the fun of the event and tonight was no different. And of course there are the chorale singers that make up that beautiful tree. These singers put so much emotion into the show and by the end you are tearing up and singing along. I realize it is almost the end of the year, but there is still time to see the Candlelight Processional.
Ming Na Wen is still narrating until the 24th
Jodi Benson is narrating beginning Christmas day until the 27th
Cal Ripken Jr. is narrating the 28th thru the 30th
Candlelight takes place everyday through the 30th three times a day beginning at 5pm, 6:45 and 8:15. These coming days are some of the busiest in the park so I would recommend you line up at least an hour early to see the show. You don’t need a special ticket, it is first come first seated but the line can get longer than there are seats.
Epcot’s Candlelight Processional Dinner Package
A great way to guarantee is a seat is by booking a Candlelight Dinner Package. I’m not sure if there are any left at this point but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to call and find out. I ate at Restaurant Marrakesh tonight and it was so filling and they have live entertainment with belly dancing. That’s just a thought if you are able to make that choice! I especially loved the Lemon Chicken for dinner and Goat Cheese appetizer.
The event needs to be experienced at some point so if you can’t purchase your tickets to watch Candlelight Processional this year be sure to do so next year. I’m already hoping Anthony Mackie will come back as this was his first year towards the beginning of December. Other favorite celebrities are Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg.
*I received media tickets to see Candlelight Processional. All opinions are my own.