Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional at EpcotThe Candlelight Processional features celebrities narrating the Christmas story, plus a 50-piece orchestra and a choir made up of hundreds of cast members and community members. The Disney World event dates to 1971 and the first Magic Kingdom Christmas, but it moved to Epcot's America Gardens Theatre in 1994.

There are three performances nightly at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. through Dec. 30. It's included in regular theme-park admission.

The schedule for celebrity narrators is:

Nov. 25-27: Mira Sorvino, Academy Award-winning actress ("Mighty Aphrodite")

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Gospel singer Michael W. Smith

Dec. 2-3: Geena Davis, Oscar winner for "The Accidental Tourist"

Dec. 4-6: Actor Edward James Olmos (Public shows only at 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 4)

Dec. 7-9: Actress-model-author Isabella Rossellini

Dec. 10-12: Actor Neil Patrick Harris (TV's "How I Met Your Mother")

Dec. 13-15: Actress Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos")

Dec. 16-18: Actress-dancer-singer Chita Rivera

Dec. 19-21: Country singer Trace Adkins ("Just Fishin'," "You're Gonna Miss This")

Dec. 22-24: Actress Susan Lucci (Emmy winner for "All My Children")

Dec. 25-27: Actor Blair Underwood ("L.A. Law," "The Event")

Dec. 28-30: Marlee Matlin, Oscar-winning actress ("Children of a Lesser God.")

Do not miss the chance to see your favorite star in an amazing venue, with all the wonderful and the holy-est of occasions, here at Epcot during the Christmas time!

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