General Information

Next Event Scheduled: December 3 & 4, 2016

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: Information at this time is that there will be no dining packages offered. No details have yet been released on any other guaranteed seating opportunities.


Event Information

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

"Once Upon a Time" star Ginnifer Goodwin will narrate the 2016 Candlelight Ceremony and Processional at Disneyland on December 3 & 4. The actress, who stars as Snow White, and is also the voice of Officer Judy Hopps in Disney's animated feature Zootopia, is the second "Once Upon a Time" performer to host the Candlelight ceremony at Disneyland. Co-star Lana Parilla hosted in 2015.

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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