More Narrators Announced for Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional is an extremely popular event at Epcot in Walt Disney World.  The event is where a celebrity host tells the story of Christmas with the assistance of a large choir singing Christmas songs.  There are a couple shows each evening staring around Thanksgiving and running closes to New Year’s.  There are many celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg who typically host every year and then we sometimes get to see new celebrity hosts added to the line-up.  It looks like two more hosts have been announced who will make their appearance at The Candlelight Processional for the first year.


Here are the newly announced celebrity hosts for this year:

  • Warwick Davis:  Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Wicket) and Willow
  • Matt Bomer:  The Last Tycoon and White Collar

Here is the list of confirmed hosts (The TBD are dates where the host hasn’t been confirmed yet):

  • TBD: November 24 to 26, 2017
  • Matt Bomer: November 27 to 28, 2017
  • TBD: November 29 to 30, 2017
  • Whoopi Goldberg: December 1 to 3, 2017
  • Pat Sajak: December 4 to 5, 2017
  • TBD: December 6 to 8, 2017
  • TBD: December 9 to 11, 2017
  • Warwick Davis: December 12 to 14, 2017
  • Trace Adkins: December 15 to 17, 2017
  • Neil Patrick Harris: December 18 to 21, 2017
  • CCH Pounder: December 22 to 24, 2017
  • Jaci Velazquez: December 25 to 27, 2017
  • Chandra Wilson: December 28 to 30, 2017

Who can’t wait for this year’s Candlelight Processional?  There are also dining packages available with reserved seating if you are worried about getting  seat.  You will want to get your packages while you can since they typically book up rather fast.

What celebrity would you love see as a host at the event?


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!