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Will we have new dining options to enjoy the Candlelight Processional this year?

Will we have new dining options to enjoy the Candlelight Processional this year?
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EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays is returning this year to the delight of Guests. Dining packages allow Guests select seat at the Candlelight Processional. A brand new dining option may be available for preferred seating for this great show.

Candlelight Processional

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Disney’s Candlelight Processional is a time-honored tradition of the retelling of the Nativity Story. It features a celebrity narrator, 50-piece orchestra and a massive choir each year. Originally beginning at Disneyland in the 1950s, the processional has expanded to include Epcot. You can read more about its rich history HERE.

In 2020, the Candlelight Processional and many of the holiday festivities were missing at EPCOT due to the phased reopening of Walt Disney World. This year, the Candlelight Processional is returning. Be sure to check out a full list of celebrity narrators HERE.

We were also delighted to learn that Storytellers would be returning. Also we can enjoy a fun scavenger hunt and the yummy Cookie Stroll.

Limited Dining Packages

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By reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, guests can enjoy a holiday meal along with a guaranteed seat to this popular Christmas event. Depending on the night and who is narrating, a show may fill up hours in advance. Check out our dining package review and overall experience of the Candlelight Processional HERE.

This year only 4 dining locations were available to book for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package. This limited dining filled up quickly on many nights. All 4 were table-service dining and included an appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage.

This also included 1 guaranteed seat for the Candlelight Processional at the select time for that days performances.

New Quick Service Option?

Were you unable to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package for the day you will be visiting the Festival of the Holidays at EPCOT? You may be in luck! We have heard that a BRAND NEW dining option may be available.

The Walt Disney World website has not yet confirmed this, but we have heard a rumor that Guests may be able to visit one quick service location, Regal Eagle, and one table-service option, Spice Road Table, for a Candlelight Processional Dining Package that will guarantee a seat at one of that night’s performances.

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As far as we understand it, these will only be available the day of at both the Regal Eagle and at Spice Road Table. Guests will need to visit these locations the day of to be able to sign-up.

We have heard a rumor that Guests may be able to visit Regal Eagle and Spice Road Table on the day of for a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.

We hope to share more information with you very soon regarding this new dining option that could include a seat for the Candlelight Processional Dining package.

What do you think of a quick service option possibly offering a Candlelight Processional Dining option? Do you think long lines will form at both of these locations? Would you be willing to sign-up for a Candlelight Dining Package the day of? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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Donna has always loved Disney even at an early age. When she was younger her family would joke that she lived in "Donna Land". Even now as an adult, she loves to plan and make magical vacations come to life as she and her family travel "Home" to Walt DisneyWorld. Join her as she brings a little faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust to Disney planning.

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