Hear the stirring story of Christmas—as told by a celebrity narrator, and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir……
Candlelight Processional Dinner packages were released this week for the 2017 Holiday Season. The packages include a meal at one of the Epcot table service (what we here in the South call “sit-down” restaurants,) and then guaranteed seating during the Candlelight Processional. The Candlelight Processional is a Christmas Cantata on steroids (a side note: if you ever get to go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra during their holiday shows, it’s like a Christmas Cantata on steroids, crack, gamma radiation, super-soldier serum, yellow sun, spinach, and hopped up on goofenthal, highly recommended.) Please note that it is not assigned seating, just guaranteed. You still need to get there early.
We took in the Processional last year the first week in December. Our dinner reservation was at Biergarten, in the Germany section of World Showcase. Not going to do a full review of Biergarten, but there are many, many better restaurants you can get if you book early. We recommend San Angel, Via Napoli, or Coral Reef highly. The line for the Processional is long…really, really long. There are two lines, one for those who did not get the package and one for those who did. Both lines are long. Did I mention the lines were long? The good news is the line for those who got the package goes first, and files in to fill the bench seating.
The actual show is fantastic. The celebrity narrator (ours was Neil Patrick Harris, but there are various ones through the season) reads the Christmas story, and then the choir and Orchestra perform songs that correspond. It is all wonderfully nostalgic, which is really what Disney is all about for those of us that grew up on “Wonderful World of Disney.” If you grew up in one of those churches that did the same Christmas program every year, and everyone loved it every year, then this will take you back there.
Packages may seem a little pricey, but when you consider it includes a meal that, let’s face it, is going to be a little pricey anyway, and a great show, it’s worth it. Just make sure you get a restaurant with a good meal and get in line early. If you have any questions, shoot us an email or give us a call and we’d be glad to help.