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Neil Patrick Harris and other celebrities featured at the Candlelight Processional at EpcotWe may be celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow but that doesn’t mean Walt Disney World ® isn’t thinking ahead to their annual holiday event, Candlelight Processional at Epcot ®.  The Orlando theme park recently revealed a partial list of narrators for this year’s Processional and the lineup is just as star-studded as ever with some new celebrities being added to the fun, among them Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Newton-John, and Isabella Rossellini.

These are just some of the celebrities, ranging from Academy Award-winning actors and TV stars to country music singers and television hosts, who will take the stage for a retelling of the Christmas story with a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir to back the celebrity guests for an awe-inspiring evening.

The first Candlelight session will begin Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving and will run three times nightly through December 30 at Epcot American Gardens Theatre.

So far the Candlelight Processional lineup includes:

*  Nov. 23–25: Isabella Rossellini (film/TV star and wildlife conversationalist)

*  Nov. 26–29: Neil Patrick Harris (Emmy Award-winner, Broadway star and TV host)

*  Nov. 30–Dec. 1: Whoopi Goldberg (television host, actress and comedian)

*  Dec. 11–13: Jodi Benson (singer and actress) Dec. 14–16: Olivia Newton John (singer and actress)

*  Dec. 20–22: Trace Adkins (Award-Winning Country music artist)

*  Dec. 23–25: Gary Sinise (actor and musician)

*  Dec. 29–30: Marlee Matlin (Academy Award-winning actor and TV star)

The Candlelight Processional is one of Walt Disney World’s ® most famed events and often kicks off the holiday magic at the park. Accompanying the celebrities and retelling of the Christmas Story are plenty of other holiday-themed fun the whole family will enjoy. The unforgettable spectacle often fills up quickly so make sure you get you arrive early. You can find discounted Epcot ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. Stay tuned for more details on the Candlelight Processional at Epcot ® as the holiday event draws closer.

But before you spend your Thanksgiving and Christmas break at Epcot ® make sure you get to Walt Disney World ® on July 4th for spectacular Independence Day events and fireworks. Walt Disney World ® will light up the night sky in reds, blues and whites this Wednesday as three of its parks explode with July 4th fun including a special pyrotechnic and laser show, “The Heartbeat of Freedom” at Epcot ®; the all-new “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration” at Hollywood Studios ® and “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Celebration” at Magic Kingdom ®. And to experience all of the Fourth of July fireworks you can find Disney’s ® Magic Your Way Park Hopper Tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.