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My Christmas Must-Do: Epcot Version

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Bart Millard of MercyMe hosted the Candlelight Processional earlier this month 

I’ve been sharing a few of my favorite things to do during the holiday season at Walt Disney World. I’ve already covered Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs. Today, it’s Epcot that I want to mention.

If you have read anything that I’ve written in the past few weeks, you probably know that I love the Candlelight Processional. It’s a beautiful tradition that goes back 60 years. The first Candlelight Processional was created by Walt Disney himself, and it was held at Disneyland.

Unlike other Disney holiday offerings, the Candlelight Processional only runs through December 30. There are three showings each night; 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15. Since it is Christmas Week these performances will all be packed. If you do not have a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, give yourself plenty of extra time. If it doesn’t affect your FastPass+ reservations, plan to get in line for the 5:00 performance. That way, if you don’t make it in for the first show, you have two more shots.

Of course, after the Candlelight Processional is over, you need to stay for IllumiNations. This is the last year for the show, and there is a special holiday ending.