Disney Releases Details on ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

It is the merriest time of the year. With this comes some very fun holiday entertainment from Disney. Today, Disney released some details about two holiday programs that will be seen on ABC that come from Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The two programs will include a look at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Disney Wish, along with special looks at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. There will also be lots of extra EARidescent magic added as Walt Disney World continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

First off, on Sunday November 28th, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose will host The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT.

Musical performances for The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration include:

  • Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose – We Need a Little Christmas, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer and Holiday medley
  • AFTR PRTY – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and Winter Wonderland medley
  • Jimmie Allen – Silent Night
  • Kristin Chenoweth – (Everyone’s Waitin’ For) The Man with the Bag and Jingle Bell Rock mash-up
  • Darren Criss – Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season medley
  • Brett Eldredge – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot – Hometown Christmas
  • Norah Jones – Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones) and Blue Christmas medley
  • Gwen Stefani – You Make It Feel Like Christmas and Jingle Bells
  • Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto and We Wish You a Merry Christmas medley

On Christmas Day, Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will be hosting the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade from Walt Disney World Resort. They will be joined by Freeform’s Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola from the Disneyland Resort. This program will run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. While the big focal point of the morning will be the parade, there will also be musical performances included as well.

Musical performances for Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade include the following:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
  • Jimmie Allen – “White Christmas”
  • Kristin Chenoweth – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 
  • Darren Criss – “Christmas Dance”
  • Meg Donnelly – “Jingle Bell Rock”
  • Brett Eldredge – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  • Norah Jones – “Run Rudolph Run”
  • Pentatonix – “I Saw Three Ships”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Cheer for the Elves”

Both programs will stream on Hulu the following day after they air on ABC. What do you think of these holiday programs being offered on ABC? What are you most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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