Guesses about Candlelight Processional

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  1. kittysmommy

    kittysmommy Will work for Disneyland vacations!

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    I know it's REALLY early, but I'm trying to figure out when the CP will be in December so I can avoid that weekend for an early Dec. trip. Since Dec 1 is on a Saturday, I'm not sure when it would it. Does anyone recall what weekend it was on when this happened in the past?

    I appreciate your help!
     
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  3. rentayenta

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    My money says it will be the first Saturday in December. Then the CM parties will be the following Tuesday and Wednedsay, the 4th and 5th, I think.
     
  4. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Dangerously Addicted to Disneyland

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    Didn't they have it both on Saturday and Sunday night last year?

    I agree with Renta, it is traditionally the first weekend of December.
     
  5. ScooterL

    ScooterL DIS Veteran

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    Last year it was the second weekend in December (December 9-10) and with the first Saturday being December 1 this year, my bet is that it will again be the second weekend - December 8-9.
     
  6. DangerMouse

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    Sorry, but I have to disagree. I researched threads from last year, and found this:

    "This year, Annual Passholders can experience the Disneyland® Resort's Candlelight Ceremony in a whole new light. The Resort is offering the opportunity to enjoy a special dinner at one of six restaurants at the Resort, followed by premium seating of this year's Candlelight Ceremony in Disneyland® Park, Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2006. There will be two shows per night, 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.

    The ceremony, which has been a Disneyland® Park tradition for over 45 years, will feature a 600-member choir accompanied by the Disneyland® Orchestra, along with a celebrity Guest Narrator who will retell the story of "The First Christmas" in a powerful tapestry of narrative and music."
     
  7. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    I too would like to know but because we DO want to go. We are AP's so I am hoping we will get info in advance but I know a lot of times I don't get my magazine till WAY after other people so I usually have to rely on this site or Mouseplanet to tell me.

    DH and I want to go and I know they had a lot of problems with the tickets last year so I am hoping we get enough notice that they don't sell out before we can get tickets.
     
  8. DangerMouse

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    Last year, they started selling the ticket/packages for CP on November 5. I'd just keep my eyes peeled to MP and Dis. I'm sure Darkbeer will report it as soon as it's available.
     
  9. MATTERHORN

    MATTERHORN <font color=purple>HA HA take that all of you unco

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    Yes, last year we got there on the 10th so I know for sure it was the weekend before. I agree that it will be the 1st, I hope because I wanna go the following weekend again~

    Andrea
     
  10. bclydia

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    Sorry, ScooterL it was definitely the 2nd and 3rd of December in 2006. We were there and loved every second of it. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
    Yes, it will likely be the 1st and 2nd this year.
     
  11. scurutchet

    scurutchet Mouseketeer

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    Do they close the park earlier for the parties?? We are planning a trip from Dec 2-Dec 6th.
     
  12. iceskatejen

    iceskatejen <font color=0000CC>I did it 4 times during my trip

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    Yes they close earlier (DL does--DCA stays open later to accomodate guests) than normal--6pm. And it's a hard close--Main Street won't stay open for another hour like it normally does. As soon as the fireworks are over, that's it.
     
  13. kittysmommy

    kittysmommy Will work for Disneyland vacations!

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    Thanks for the info everyone! I think I'll plan on the 6-10. We try to go every December since that's my favorite time. I love the Christmas decorations, but the one year we went when the CP was taking place wasn't as fun, crowded, and limited our time in DL. Now I just need to finish convincing my DH we really do need that third trip this year!!
     

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