I finally got a chance to get my pictures together from this years’ Candlelight Procession at Disneyland.
For the uninitiated, the Candlelight Procession is an annual musical retelling of the story of “The First Christmas”, which features a massive choir and a special guest narrator. The music is provided by The Disneyland Symphony Orchestra complete with fanfare trumpeters and is held at the Main Street USA Train Station in Disneyland. The event itself is about 45 minutes long and is only reserved for special VIP guests who are seated in the main square of main street; but the general public is allowed to crowd around the perimeter to also watch the show.
Now when I say it’s a massive choir….I mean about 550 people massive. I have to say, they sound utterly amazing. Here is a quick 2 minute video of the choir traveling down Main Street to the Train Station. Sorry about the shakiness and quality of the videos; nighttime video and wall to wall people does not make for the best video conditions. 🙂
When they finally reached the Train Station, I have to say the performance was absolutely jaw dropping. Once they all set up, it looked as beautiful as it sounded.
Then they introduced the special guest narrator this year, which was none other than Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth.
I definitely enjoyed the colors and and set-piece design of the show.
I have to say though, my favorite moment of the night had to be the performance of the Christmas song “Silent Night”. The singer, local musician Drew Tablak, was exceptional and really brought the house down. Again, my video is not the best…but you’ll get the idea.
All in all, it was an amazing night.
Chris Hemsworth ended the night with some well wishes and a Merry Christmas (and even a little I Love You as you can see in the video).
It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend if you ever get the chance to attend. It is a great tradition and a wonderful way to bring on the holiday.
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by and keep on dreamin’!!