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Full 2021 Candlelight Processional Narrator List & Epcot Holiday Performers Released

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Full 2021 Candlelight Processional Narrator List & Epcot Holiday Performers Released

We have even more information now for the 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which begins Nov. 26 and runs through Dec. 30.

In October, Disney shared a partial lineup of the narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional, along with other details, like a list of holiday kitchens.

Now, we have a full list of the participating celebrity speakers, along with the holiday entertainment that’s returning around the World Showcase.

First, here is the complete Candlelight Processional narrator lineup:

  • 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

Don’t forget that Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are also returning and can currently be booked, depending on availability.

Candlelight processional at epcot festival of the holidays

Now, for this year’s holiday entertainment, which includes both musical performances and storytellers:

  • JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season – Showcase Plaza Stage: The JOYFUL! ensemble performs holiday music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa.
  • Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion: Enjoy Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
  • A Mischievous Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion: Celebrate with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.
  • Chinese Lion Dance – China Pavilion: A performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.
  • La Befana – Italy Pavilion: Hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.
  • Santa Claus – The American Adventure Pavilion: Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through Dec. 24.
  • Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion: Hear the story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
  • Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions: A storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.
  • Père Noël – France Pavilion: Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a child.
  • Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion: See Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom.
  • Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion: Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North.

Be sure to keep checking our Festival of the Holidays guide for the most up to date festival information!

If you want help planning a trip to Disney World for the holidays, reach out to a travel professional at Small World Vacations.

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