Walt Disney World Announces 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays & Candlelight Processional

Even though we are almost to the summer months, we are already getting extremely excited for the holiday events at Walt Disney World coming up later this year.  Disney Parks Blog announced the dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and the Candlelight Processional.  For The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the event will be offered on November 18th through December 30th.  This year for the first time ever, the Candlelight Processional will open on Thanksgiving Day, which is November 22nd and run through December 30th.


Candlelight Processional at Epcot

During the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, there will be a variety of holiday storytellers and fun at each of the pavilions within the World Showcase.  There will also be a special holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, too.

The Candlelight Processional is one of the most popular holiday events at Walt Disney World.  The event is a retelling of the Christmas story.  The story is read by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by an orchestra and choir.

We will post more information as soon as we have it about these and other fantastic holiday events.

Which holiday event is your favorite at Walt Disney World?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


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!