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The Full List of Celebrity Narrators for the Candlelight Processional

We are thrilled that the Candlelight Processional is returning to EPCOT this year! It is one of our favorite holiday traditions. The full list of celebrity narrators has been released. Here’s all the information that you need from Shawn Slater and Disney Parks Blog:

The calendar says November, so it’s almost time for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, happening during The World’s Most Magical Celebration! This is one of my family’s favorite events of the year, with so many wonderful things to see and do. When we stroll through the park and reach the magnificent Christmas tree in World Showcase Plaza, the biggest question becomes: Do we start on the left toward Mexico or go right toward Canada?

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This year, we’ll probably start right in the middle and kick things off with the return of “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” on the Showcase Plaza Stage. This stirring and uplifting performance of music celebrating Christmas and Kwanzaa never fails to fill us with energy!

Venturing into World Showcase, there’s a wealth of holiday storytellers, musical acts, and other performers to discover, from the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs and their musical memories across the Great White North to the Chinese Lion Dance, Italy’s La Befana, France’s Père Noël and more. And from Nov. 26 – Dec. 24, Santa Claus pays a visit to The American Adventure, where you can step right up and let him know your fondest wish for Christmas.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional (Credit: Disney) 

Of course, we love to cap off a day of holiday fun at EPCOT with a performance of the “Candlelight Processional” at America Gardens Theatre. This year, the incomparable Voices of Liberty will form a living Christmas tree at center stage, flanked on either side by a choir of Disney cast members pouring their hearts into every song. And there’s nothing quite like having those songs played by a full orchestra and hearing the traditional Christmas story told by a celebrity narrator. The lineup of narrators for 2021 includes award-winning actors, singers, and television hosts … and two Disney princesses! Here’s who is scheduled to appear:

  • 11/26 – 11/28: Auli’i Cravalho
  • 11/29 – 12/1: Chita Rivera
  • 12/2 – 12/4: Jodi Benson
  • 12/5 – 12/7: Alton Fitzgerald White
  • 12/8 – 12/10: Bart Millard
  • 12/11 – 12/13: Lisa Ling
  • 12/14 – 12/16: Andy Garcia
  • 12/17 – 12/19: Ana Gasteyer
  • 12/20 – 12/22: Courtney B. Vance
  • 12/23 – 12/25: Steven Curtis Chapman
  • 12/26 – 12/28: Blair Underwood
  • 12/29 – 12/30: Pat Sajak

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays starts Nov. 26 and continues through Dec. 30. What part of the event are you most looking forward to experiencing?

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.