Viola Davis was named as the narrator for the annual Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, taking place on Saturday, December 3.
The tradition began at Disneyland Park on December 20, 1958 and has since then become a holiday staple.
Celebrity narrators join choirs from local groups and Disney Cast Members to celebrate the Christmas story.
Disneyland’s ceremony is an intimate event with the seating area mostly for invited guests, Club 33 members and other VIP guests. The general public have a chance to watch and experience it at designated areas.
The Candlelight Processional will also take place on Sunday, December 4 at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm at Disneyland.
This is the 64th year of the beloved tradition that occurs at both Disney Parks – Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
EPCOT at Walt Disney World had their first Candlelight Ceremony with Simu Liu narrating for the first and second evening of this year’ Candlelight Ceremony and Processional.
Last year, Sterling K. Brown took the mantle as the celebrity narrator for Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional.
Previous narrators include Lin Manuel Miranda (2019), Chris Pratt (2018) and Chris Hemsworth (2017).
EPCOT at Walt Disney World had their first Candlelight Ceremony with Simu Liu narrating
Sterling K. Brown took the mantle as the celebrity narrator for Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional in 2021