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  • On Aug 28, 2012
    Aundrea from MI Asked

    Hello Moms! I was wondering if the Candlelight Procession is considered a religious event. Neither my Husband nor I are religious, wondering if we should just skip it and save our dining credits rather than use 2 for the CLP. What do you think?

    Epcot's Candlelight Processional features the retelling of the Christmas story, read straight from the pages of the Holy Bible by a celebrity narrator.  Although Disney doesn't necessarily classify this event as a religious one, it does celebrate Christmas in its most traditional form.  That is: the story is about the birth of Jesus.  To accompany the readings, a choir and orchestra perform a number of Christmas hymns.  Whether or not you should skip the event depends entirely upon your preferences, Aundrea.  Many guests find it to be a moving event that truly embodies the season.  However, if you and your boyfriend would be offended by the Bible readings and/or music selections, I would definitely advise you to skip it.  Epcot's World Showcase also features storytellers from each country who perform scheduled talks on the various holiday traditions around the world.  These stories are very entertaining and festive.  Perhaps that holiday activity is more in line with your personal beliefs?  Whichever you choose, Aundrea, I hope your holiday trip is nothing short of magical. 
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