Christmas in July! Epcot’s 2013 Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages Now Booking

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It’s difficult to be thinking about the Holiday Season now, during the heat of the Summer, but the Walt Disney World Resorts are now booking Epcot’s Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages for 11/29/13 – 12/30/13!

The Candlelight Processional show is a stunning reading of the Christmas story, presented by a Celebrity Narrator, accompanied by a choir and a 50-piece orchestra.

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These Dinner Packages enable guests to enjoy a meal at a select Epcot restaurant, and then enjoy hassle-free, reserved seating at the Candlelight Processional show and pre-arranged Illuminations fireworks seating.

Participating restaurants for the Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages include: Biergarten Restaurant, Chefs de France, Coral Reef, Garden Grill Restaurant, La Hacienda de San Angel, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, San Angel Inn, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia, and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria.

Included in the Dinner Package: an appetizer, an entrée, a dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Or a full buffet, where applicable.

After dinner, guests get Reserved seating behind the VIP section at the America Gardens Theater. Seating in this Reserved section is on a “first-come, first serve basis,” so guests will still need to plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the show time.

This year, celebrity readers for the Candlelight Processional include: Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Edward James Olmos, Trace Adkins, Blair Underwood, and Amy Grant, to name a few. More celebrity names will be added at a later date.

Each Candlelight Processional Show lasts for approximately 45 minutes. There are three show per night: 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Dinner reservations still need to be made at the participating restaurants ahead of time, even with purchased Dinner Packages, so be sure to call early for seating times.

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Here’s a video with previous narrator’s reflections on the Candlelight Processional:

To book your Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, you can call 1(407) WDW-DINE, or  go online at www.disney.com to purchase your package and make your dinner reservations.

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