Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional and Ceremony Celebrates Christmas Story with Chris Hemsworth

Disneyland took the Christmas season to a whole new level as it shares the story of Christmas with the annual Candlelight Processional and Ceremony. Every year on the first weekend of December the front of Main Street Station is transformed into a giant stage that will accommodate a choir of 600, handbells, orchestra, soloists, and a celebrity narrator. Together they chronicle the events of the very first Christmas. This is a tradition that dates back to 1958.

The choir is comprised of multiple choirs from schools, colleges, churches, and the Disney cast choirs. This year on Saturday the celebrity narrator was Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth, most known for his role as Thor, was received with cheers from those waiting during the mic check and then again for the actual ceremonies.

The Candlelight Processional and Ceremony takes place twice in the evenings of Saturday and Sunday on the first weekend in December.

What is your favorite part of the Candlelight Processional and Ceremony?


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  1. Francisco December 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Will you be posting the second show from Saturday night?

    • Mr. DAPs December 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Francisco, we were only able to record the first show each night. Sorry! – Mr. DAPs

  2. Lisa December 4, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this video! My family wasn’t able to attend the live ceremony, but now we can watch it together!

    • Mr. DAPs December 4, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      You are more than welcome Lisa! I hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas! – Mr. DAPs

  3. Betty June Barton December 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you so very much for recording this beautiful concert! I did not know that Disneyland has performed this Christmas concert for 59 years! WOW! It was wonderful!

    • Mr. DAPs December 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      You are more than welcome! Isn’t it a beautiful tradition? Glad you enjoyed! – Mr. DAPs

  4. David December 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I was there Saturday, the ladies loved him. Overall he did a good job.

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