Disneyland’s Candlelight Procession 2015
Candlelight Procession 2015 will take place on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th in Main Street’s Town Square. Show times are 5:30pm and 7:45pm (weather permitting).
This year will have two celebrity narrators. On Saturday, Geena Davis and Sunday, Lana Parrilla. The Disney connection for these ladies?: Geena Davis plays Dr. Nicole Herman on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and Lana Parrilla plays Regina Mills/The Evil Queen on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Since 1958, the Candlelight Processional was begun by Walt Disney to show his gratitude to the local community and his employees. The 45 minute show begins with a 500 member choir, which consist of local school choirs and Cast Members, processing down Main Street and are joined by a live orchestra to present “The First Christmas”. Also, a celebrity narrates along with the performers. Past celebrities include Cary Grant, Dick Van Dyke, John Wayne, Kurt Russel and more. Unlike at Walt Disney World, this show is not normally advertised to the public, but Disneyland fans know about it every year as it usually takes place during the beginning of December.
Certain attractions and stores surrounding Main Street Town Square will close throughout the day to accommodate the shows and performers. These attractions include Jingle Cruise, the Disneyland Railroad, the Main Street Opera House and the Tomorrowland Theater. Also, the Town Square churro and popcorn carts will be removed for the entire weekend. Bench seating is a first come first serve priority (yes, many guests camp out all day for these shows), so expect to stand to view the show.
Entertainment Schedule for this weekend:
- A Christmas Fantasy Parade: 1pm and 3:15pm
- Paint the Night Parade: 8:50pm and 10:45pm (both parades will not parade around Town Square due to the stage)
- Fantasmic!: 9pm and 10:45pm
- Disneyland Forever Fireworks: 9:30pm
If you have any questions, please post them below.