Walt Disney World announces new celebrity narrators, returning favorites for 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional

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Walt Disney World has announced a few exciting new celebrity narrators for the 2017 Candlelight Processional at Epcot, along with some returning favorites.

The Candlelight Processional tells the traditional story of Christmas with the help of a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra, and a mass choir. This year’s special holiday event welcomes new narrators Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) and Matt Bomer (American Horror Story).

Warwick Davis
Matt Bomer

Returning favorites include newly-named Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson, film and stage star Neil Patrick Harris, country star Trace Adkins, and Contemporary Christian music star Jaci Velasquez.


This year’s confirmed narrators are listed below:

  • Nov. 24- 26 – TBA
  • Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW
  • Nov. 29 – 30 – TBA
  • Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW 
  • Dec. 6-11 – TBA
  • Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson

The processional is performed at 5:00PM, 6:45PM, and 8:15PM during the holiday season at America Gardens Theatre. Narrators are subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Dining Packages are available, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and guaranteed seating during the performance. For pricing and information, visit the Walt Disney World website.

Source: Disney

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