New Hosts Announced for Candlelight Processional at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays

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The Disney Parks Blog announced that Isabella Rossellini will be the Candlelight storyteller Dec. 8-10; and Oscar winner Marlee Matlin will appear Dec. 27-28. The full announced lineup is as follows:

  • Ming-Na Wen – 11/29 – 12/1
  • Neil Patrick Harris – 12/2 – 12/5
  • Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
  • Isabella Rossellini – 12/8-12/10
  • Gary Sinise – 12/13-12/15
  • Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
  • Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
  • Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26
  • Marlee Matlin – 12/27-12/28
  • Lisa Ling – 12/29-12/30

The Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Christmas story with an accompanying choir. Each night at the America Gardens Theatre the show is performed three times (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m) and it is hosted by a celebrity guest narrator. Each performer is accompanied by a 50+ piece orchestra and a choir made up largely of Disney cast members.

Festival of the Holidays will also feature 13 Holiday Kitchens as well as a the Holiday Cookie Stroll, a selection of unique cookies at some of the Holiday Kitchens:

  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
  • American Holiday Table: Gingerbread Cookie
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen: Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
  • Feast of the Three Kings: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie

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