Could you tell me more about this candlelight prossesional. I thought it was literally just some choir or something singing while some candles were lit or something, but I am guessing I am wrong, as everyone sounds to like this Candlelight Prossesional.
It is a telling of the Christmas story according to to Luke (which, is my favorite version because it tends to be more descriptive) with a choir made up of Cast Members and usually a youth choir. There is a celebrity that reads the story as well with the choir singing hymms and Christmas Songs. In my opinion, its one of the more religious events at WDW, but is beautiful and, more importantly, FREE!
I just put one in that exmplifies what is great about it with the singing, the story, etc.
My favorite is Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. The main reason I love it is unlike the parks in Florida where only one section is decorated for Christmas they have the entire park decorated with lights with each country decorated differently.
LOL, I don't think Dan is in the video because it is from a few years back.
I picked this video because it was the most clear and had all the elements of of the processional!
From Bill Lohr
Posted December 21, 2010 at 12:51 PM
I love the Disney parks for Christmas and even more love Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg but for me by far the top Christmas event is the Smokie Mountain Christmas event at Dollywood. It has it all. Great lights, food, many great shows and so much more. This is a small part of one of the shows from the parks event. (Dollywood has given me an ok to record these and share them in this way) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-J4jejDEDo
From James Rao
Posted December 21, 2010 at 5:42 PM
Our tradition is to visit Silver Dollar City's An Old Time Christmas in Branson, MO. If you time things right (early December) you get to ride coasters in the dark AND celebrate the birth of Christ at the same time.
The park is beautifully arranged for the holidays with amazing decorative touches and over four million lights spread throughout, the main focal point being a 5-story tall Christmas tree shining like a yuletide beacon in the center of Main Street. There's delicious hot chocolate and flavorful Wassail, a Broadway caliber musical version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", a train ride through a wintry wonderland, and a jubilant holiday light parade that glides through the streets of the "City" twice each evening. Even attractions like Fire In the Hole and the Marvel Cave are decked out for the season.
Honestly, the Herschend family does a phenomenal job with Silver Dollar City year round, but their presentation at Christmas is nothing short of astonishing.
I would have to say that my favorite Christmas event is.a tie between mickey's very merry Christmas party and the Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. Both are great events that feel similar, but are executed very differently.
Sorry guys, I've never been able to travel to amusement parks in the winter, so I wouldn't know! especially because I'm the only one in my family who's interested in Florida in anyway... And I'm too far from California to go just for "fun" as my parents say.
From James Rao
Posted December 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM
I though you were close to Busch Gardens Europe, Eli? Maybe next year you can check out their holiday festivities and give us a trip report!