General Information

Next Event Scheduled: The event has been cancelled for 2020

Frequency: Annually, generally the first weekend of December

Location: In Town Square at the train station end of Main Street.

Event Began: December 1958

Park Admission Required: Yes.

Admission Requirements: The limited seating areas in Town Square are reserved for corporate sponsors, community leaders, senior executives, invited guests and Club 33 members. Standby viewing is available on Main Street, U.S.A.; fans often wait all day for a spot to see the performances.


Event Information

Narrators are generally announced a month or so before the event.

History and Trivia

The Event's History: The Candlelight Processional was the brainchild of Charles Hirt (1912-2001), the legendary choir instructor at the University of Southern California School of Music and it has been on the Disneyland calendar every year since. Though the annual performances moved to the Fantasyland Theater from 1998 through 2002, the essence of it has remained unchanged. In 1971 the tradition grew to include Walt Disney World, first at Magic Kingdom and then moving to Epcot in 1994.

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