The Candlelight Ceremony and Processional is a very beautiful and much-beloved Disneyland tradition, featuring chorales singing holiday songs and a celebrity narrator who acts as the master of ceremonies and tells the Christmas story. This year, Candlelight is being held at Disneyland from December 1 to December 20.
This Meetup is to go watch the Candlelight Ceremony and Processional on Thursday, December 13. The featured narrator that day is Dick Van Dyke. The last time that Dick Van Dyke narrated Candlelight was in 1965, the year before Walt Disney passed away. So Dick Van Dyke was the last narrator that Walt saw perform at Candlelight.
The Ceremony takes place in Town Square. The chorales and the narrator will be standing on bleachers arranged on the steps leading up to the Main Street train station.
The show lasts about 2 hours, and is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. We will be meeting at 3:00 to try and secure a place for the group. The meeting place is in front of the fire station doors next to City Hall. If you have trouble finding the group you can call me on my cell at (714)[masked] when you arrive and I'll tell you where we are.
We will not have seating, and a large crowd is expected, so we may be standing for a long time. It may be cold that night, so please dress appropriately. You may also wish to bring opera glasses or binoculars to be able to get a close-up view.
Disneyland is scheduled to close at 10:00 p.m., so there should be time for us to get a meal together or go on rides after the show. Let us know what you would like to do in the "comments" section below.