Walt Disney World Announces 2013 Candlelight Processional Narrators

Walt Disney World has announced the list of narrators for the 2013 Candlelight Processional and this list includes names like Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Denton.

The 2013 Candlelight Processional is set for November 29 through December 31 this year, and is performed three times each night (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.). The program includes the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, and a choir of Disney cast members and special guests.

The list of narrators is nearly full, with only December 23 to December 25 missing a name. As always, these names are subject to change, but the list of 2013 narrators is:

  • Gary Sinise - November 29 to December 1, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris - December 2 to December 3, 2013
  • Ashley Judd - December 4 to December 5
  • Whoopi Goldberg - December 6 to December 7, 2013
  • Sigourney Weaver - December 8 to December 10, 2013
  • Dennis Haysbert - December 11 to December 13, 2013
  • James Denton - December 14 to December 16, 2013
  • Edward James Olmos - December 17 to December 19, 2013
  • Trace Adkins - December 20 to December 22, 2013
  • TBD - December 23 to December 25, 2013
  • Blair Underwood - December 26 to December 28, 2013
  • Amy Grant - December 29 to December 30, 2013

If you're planning on attending a performance, you can also book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package giving you guaranteed seating for lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants, in addition to guaranteed VIP viewing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth after the show.

The dining package includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage or one full buffet from the restaurant's menu. Guests can use the Disney Dining Plan to pay for the packages. With the Standard or Deluxe Dining Plan it will be two table service credits per person, and with the Premium and Platinum Dining Plan it will cost one table service credit.

The list of participating restaurants for 2013 has not been released, but our friends at the Disney Food Blog have listed locations that were included in past years. These include: Biergarten, Nine Dragons, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose and Crown, Via Napoli, San Angel Inn, Coral Reef, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia, Chefs de France, Garden Grill (dinner only), Le Cellier (lunch only), and La Hacienda de San Angel (dinner only).

To book your Candlelight Processional Dining Package be sure to call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 today!

For complete details and all the latest news on the 2013 Candlelight Processional, be sure to visit the Disney Food Blog's Candlelight Processional Dining Package page.

Story by Traci C., Source

Rhonda wrote on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 14:01:

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Ahhhh who's doing Christmas night? It's killing me!

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:47:

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Don't know yet Rhonda - I'm looking forward to the announcement too!

JoAnn C wrote on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 23:10:

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one of these years I'm going to go to WDW after Thanksgiving so I can attend this. I would love to see Neil Patrick Harris.

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