Disney has announced the narrator list for the Disneyland 2012 Candlelight Ceremony and Processional. The processional has been a tradition at Disneyland since 1958 and has included such famous guest narrators as John Wayne and Cary Grant.
The 2012 event will be held two times per night from December 1, 2012 through December 20, 2012. Disney indicates it is free to attend for annual passholders as well as those who book selected dining reservations which entitles them to reserved seating.
Disney describes the event as “a beautiful evening performance of beloved holiday music and the telling of the first Christmas Story in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.” The narrators who are scheduled to participate in the 2012 Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony and Processional are (all dates are in December 2012):
- 1-2: Dennis Haysbert
- 3-5: Kurt Russell
- 6-8: TBA
- 9-11: Lou Diamond Phillips
- 12-13: Dick Van Dyke
- 14: Marcia Gay Harden
- 15-16: Patricia Heaton
- 17-19: Molly Ringwald
- 20: Dennis Haysbert
Narrators are subject to change without notice. Of note, the December 1st and 2nd performances are by invitation only.
The Disneyland event is not to be confused with the Epcot Candlelight Processional held at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort of Florida. The Epcot event is scheduled from November 23rd through December 30th and is currently scheduled to include the following narrators with showings at 5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the American Gardens Theater:
- November 23 to November 25, 2012 — Geena Davis
- November 26 to November 29, 2012 — Neil Patrick Harris
- November 30 to December 1, 2012 — Whoopi Goldberg
- December 2 to December 4, 2012 — Andy Garcia
- December 5 to December 7, 2012 — Blair Underwood
- December 8 to December 9, 2012 — James Denton
- December 10 to December 13, 2012 — Jodi Benson
- December 14 to December 16, 2012 — Lea Salonga
- December 17 to December 19, 2012 — Alfre Woodard
- December 20 to December 22, 2012 — Trace Adkins
- December 23 to December 25, 2012 — Gary Sinise
- December 26 to December 28, 2012 — Amy Grant
- December 29 to December 30, 2012 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason
For more information on either event, contact Disney or your travel agent. Those thinking of visiting one of the Disney parks during the holiday season may also want to check out the Disney Park Hours available here on All Things Mouse.
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