Mason Dixon

Mason Dixon

Mason Dixon


Among the most popular shows at Walt Disney World is the Christmas “Candlelight Processional” each holiday season at Epcot. The shows have celebrity readers to present the story to the audience.

As part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the “Candlelight Processional” has been part of Walt Disney World tradition since 1971. The show, featuring the Voices of Liberty singers, celebrity readers, 50-piece orchestra and choirs, now has its home in Epcot.

The celebrity readers tell the traditional Christmas story, accompanied by Christmas songs. Here’s the list of readers for the 2022 Christmas season:

  • 11/25 – 11/26: Simu Liu

    Simu Liu

    Star of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ for which he also won the People’s Choice Award for ‘The Action Movie Star of 2021’
    (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

  • 11/27 – 11/29: Edward James Olmos

    Edward James Olmos

    Starred on ‘Miami Vice’, ‘American Family’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’.
    (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

  • 11/30 – 12/1: Raul Esparza (NEW)

    Raúl Esparza

    Best known for ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.
    (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

  • 12/2 – 12/3: Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    So many great movie roles, such as in “Ghost” and “Sister Act”.
    (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)

  • 12/4 – 12/6: Isabella Rossellini

    Isabella Rossellini

    Martin Scorsese’s ex, Ingrid Bergman’s daughter.
    (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music)

  • 12/7 – 12/9: Daymond John

    Daymond John

    Businessman, investor and one of the sharks on TV’s ‘Shark Tank’.
    (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • 12/10 – 12/12: Josh Gad (NEW)

    Josh Gad

    Kids know his voic as “Frozen”‘s ‘Olaf’.
    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 12/13 – 12/14: Gloria Estefan (NEW)

    Gloria Estefan

    Lead singer for Miami Sound Machine before a successful solo career.
    (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

  • 12/15 – 12/18: Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Star of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “How I Met Your Mother”
    (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

  • 12/19 – 12/20: Mariska Hargitay (NEW)

    Mariska Hargitay

    Olivia Benson in over 500 episodes of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.
    (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

  • 12/21 – 12/23: Cal Ripken Jr.

    MLB Hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr.

    MLB ironman, with MLB record 2,632 consecutive games played.
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • 12/24 – 12/26: Marie Osmond

    Marie Osmond

    Of ‘Donny and Marie’ fame, she put up with having EIGHT brothers.
    (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

  • 12/27 – 12/28: Courtney Vance

    Courtney Vance

    ADA Ron Carver in over 100 episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”
    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 12/29 – 12/30: Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett

    Award winning actress, including a Golden Globe for “What’s Love Got To Do With It” in which she played Tina Turner. As a youngster, Angela lived in St. Petersburg and went to Boca Ciega High School.
    (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images)

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