John Stamos and Robby Benson Added to Lineup for Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional

We have confirmed 2 new members added to the narrator lineup for the popular, Candlelight Processional.  The event is held at the American Adventure pavilion within Epcot’s World Showcase.  During the performance there are celebrity narrators that read the biblical Christmas story while accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir.  It is a fantastic event that has been a fan-favorite for many years!

Here is the complete announced lineup for 2018:


  • 11/22 to 11/23: Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 t0 11/25: Helen Hunt
  • 11/26 to 11/27: Alfonso Ribeiro
  • 11/28 to 11/27:  Robby Benson
  • 12/1 to 12/2: John Stamos
  • 12/3 to 12/6: Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 to 12/9: Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 to 12/12: Bart Millard
  • 12/13 to 12/14: Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 to 12/17: Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 to 12/20: Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 to 12/23: Auli’l Cravalho
  • 12/24 to 12/25: Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 to 12/27: Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 to 12/30: Cal Ripken Jr.

This favorite event will return to for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Walt Disney World.  The holiday fun is scheduled to run from November 22nd through December 30th.  The event is performed 3 times a night with times at 5 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM and is located at the America Gardens Theatre.

During the event the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are also available, where guests can enjoy a delicious meal at one of their favorite Epcot table-service locations and have a guaranteed seat for one of the performances of the Candlelight Processional.  Seating is first come, first served without a dining package. There are only a limited number of these packages available for purchase, so get yours while you can.  They are already available for booking.

Which narrator are you most excited for this year?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!