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The other night I had the opportunity to experience the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland. I had forgotten just how awesome this show was! I hadn't seen it in years and in fact, the last time I experienced it was when I worked at Disneyland and Cary Grant was the narrator! The Candlelight Processional is a Disney tradition that has been around since 1958 and does not disappoint!
The Candlelight Ceremony includes a full orchestra, accompanied by a tremendous choir and a celebrity narrator who reads the Christmas story from the book of Luke! It begins with the choir marching down Main Street towards the train station. Each choir member is holding a candle as the lights go dark on Main Street, which it is absolutely breathtaking to watch! The choir precedes up the steps of the train depot to form a living Christmas tree. Listening to Christmas carols and hearing the Christmas story read from the Bible at Disneyland was quite a moving experience. The celebrity guest this evening was John Stamos who did an excellent job. The grand finale is the Hallelujah Chorus as everyone stands to sing. I have to say, this was the highlight of the Christmas Season for me so far!
If you ever have the opportunity to see this, either at Disneyland or Disney World, it is certainly worth waiting for.