The full list of celebrity narrators for the 2017 Candlelight Processional has been announced and two more new faces are joining the roster this year.
Disney Legend Kurt Russell, who starred in Disney films from the 1960s through 2017’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” reads the Christmas story this year. Laurie Hernandez, gold- and silver-medal-winning gymnast, also joins the event for the first time.
Two returning favorites, Jodi Benson of “The Little Mermaid” and comedian Ana Gasteyer, round out the list of narrators. See the full list below.
- Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – NEW!
- Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW!
- Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer
- Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
- Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW!
- Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson
- Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – NEW!
- Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW!
- Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
- Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
- Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW!
- Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
- Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson
The list is subject to change.
Candlelight Processional, part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, presents the traditional story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra, and a massed choir. The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.
For more information on the event, including Dining Packages, visit the Walt Disney World website.