We are always impressed with the star-studded lineup of celebs that our fabulous team from Walt Disney Entertainment manages to bring to Walt Disney World Resort for the Candlelight Processional – but this year they’ve outdone themselves.

We are always impressed with the star-studded lineup of celebs that our fabulous team from Walt Disney Entertainment manages to bring to Walt Disney World Resort for the Candlelight Processional – but this year they’ve outdone themselves.

As regular readers of the Blog know, Candlelight Processional is my favorite event – so it really doesn’t surprise me that the glitterati of Hollywood want to come.

We had the pleasure of catching up with actor Matt Bomer, a new narrator this year, during his second day of performances. Famous for his work in movies (“Magic Mike”) and TV (“White Collar,” “American Horror Story”), we were honored that a superstar like Matt could take time out of his busy schedule with work and family to be a part of this year’s event – much less taking time to talk with us.

Matt Bomer narrates Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Matt told us about how his first time participating in Candlelight was going. He had just made a special appearance at the rehearsal for our Candlelight choir, which is composed of mostly high-school students from around the country. The students went CRAZY for Matt – something one assumes that happens wherever he goes.

Candlelight Processional

Part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a massed choir.

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre. Candlelight Dining Packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

In addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at The Ale & Compass Restaurant (formerly Captain’s Grille) at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Epcot provides an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.

Visit our booking page to book a Candlelight Processional dining package, or to find out more information, call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates on holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.


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