Each year as part of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays, Epcot run the Candlelight Processional which is a musical performance by a mass choir and a 50-piece orchestra retelling the Christmas story with the help of a special celebrity guest narrator.
The performances run three times a night at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:00 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm. and in 2019 it takes place from November 29 every day until after Christmas on December 30.
Entrance to the performance is on a first-come-first-served basis but you can get a guaranteed seat towards the front of the theatre by purchasing a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.
You can purchase a Candlelight Processional Dining Package which includes either breakfast, lunch or dinner plus guaranteed seating for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Prices vary by chosen meal and restaurant.
The meal can be taken either before or after the performance on the same day, depending upon timing. You can collect your processional seating voucher from your chosen restaurant and if dining after the show, make sure to pick up your voucher from the restaurant at least 15 minutes before show time.
Candlelight Processional Dining Package Restaurants and Prices
The package meals are either a three course table service meal or a full buffet plus a non-alcoholic drink depending upon location. Most eligible restaurants are in the World Showcase but there are a couple in Future World and in the Resort around the Boardwalk which are all within walking distance of the American Gardens Theatre.
The restaurants in the World Showcase offering lunch or dinner packages are:
- Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion)
- Chefs de France (France Pavilion)
- La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico Pavilion)
- Nine Dragons Restaurant (China Pavilion)
- Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco Pavilion)
- Rose & Crown Dining Room (United Kingdom Pavilion)
- San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico Pavilion)
- Spice Road Table (Morocco Pavilion)
- Teppan Edo (Japan Pavilion)
- Tokyo Dining (Japan Pavilion)
- Tutto Italia Ristorante (Italy Pavilion)
- Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy Pavilion).
Note that La Hacienda de San Angel is dinner only.
In previous years, it had also been possible to eat at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at the Norway Pavillion but it seems to have been dropped from the dining packages.
In Future World you can eat lunch or dinner at:
- Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas)
- The Garden Grill (The Land Pavilion)
The Garden Grill also offers breakfast.
You can also take breakfast or dinner at Trattoria Al Forno at the nearby Disney’s BoardWalk as well as breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
Lunch time prices range from $52.00 to $74.00 for adults and $16.99 to $41.00 for children (aged 3 to 9). Dinner prices are slightly higher at $57.00 to $85.00 for adults and $19.00 to $41 for children.
Breakfasts range from $40.00 to $58.00 for adults and $23.00 to $35.00 for children. All prices exclude tax and gratuities.
If you are on the Magic Your Way Dining or Magic Your Way Deluxe Dining Plan, you can use two table service entitlements.