General Information

Next Event Scheduled: November 27 - December 30, 2015

Frequency: Annual

Location: At the American Gardens Theater in the American Pavilion.

Event Began: 1971

Park Admission Required: Yes.

Admission Requirements: Each night's event is technically free with park admission, but seating is first reserved for guests who participate in one of the park's meal packages. Any remaining seats are filled on a first come, first serve basis and standing room only watching is available.


Event Information

Showtimes: Each night the reading is done three times, at 5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Each last about 30 minutes. However, on December 6, only the 6:45 and 8:15 shows will take place.


Dining Packages: To get reserved seating for one of the readings you should participate in one of the meal packages. Lunch packages are $37.99-$60.99 ($14.99-$21.99 for children) and dinner packages are $51.99-$79.99 ($17.99-$33.99), with price depending on restaurant . The participating restaurants are Biergarten, Rose & Crown, Coral Reef, Nine Dragons, Spice Road Table, San  Angel Inn, Restaurant Marrakesh, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Chefs de France, Tutto Italia, Via Napoli, Les Chefs de France, La Hacienda de San Angel, and Garden Grill (which will also offer a breakfast package for $38.99 for adults and $22.99 for children). Included in your package will be an appetizer, entree, dessert, non-alcoholic drink, a seat at the Processional and access to a reserved fireworks viewing area.

Narrators - Unlike Disneyland which only does a few performances, the five-week, nightly schedule means many narrators are used each year, most doing two or three consecutive nights. Narrators can not be guaranteed and are subject to last minute changes. The 2015 narrators announced are:

  • TBD 
    November 27 to 29, 2015
  • Neil Patrick Harris 
    November 30 to December 3, 2015
  • Whoopi Goldberg 
    December 4 and 5, 2015
  • Joe Morton 
    December 6 to 8, 2015
  • TBD 
    December 9 to 11, 2015
  • Meredith Vieira 
    December 12 to 14, 2015
  • TBD 
    December 15 to 23, 2015
  • Edward James Olmos 
    December 24 to 26, 2015
  • TBD 
    December 27 to 28, 2015
  • Amy Grant 
    December 29 to 30, 2015