Merry Christmas, everyone! In just two more days, we’ll be surrounded by loved ones, opening presents around the Christmas tree and watching the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration.” The star-studded showcase of seasonal sights, performances and traditions, including the beloved Christmas day parade, airs December 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EST; 9-11 a.m. CST/MST/PST on ABC!
Emmy-Award winner Julianne Hough and multiplatinum recording artist and television personality Nick Lachey will take viewers on a magical ride down Main Street, U.S.A. at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and beyond.
Sports star and commentator Jesse Palmer joins as co-host from Disneyland park in California where beloved Disney characters will take the helm of the most joyous parade of the season. Adding extra holiday sparkle to the Christmas day lineup, Sean Giambrone from ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and Olivia Rodrigo from Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark” join the festivities as parade commentators.
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Musical performances will be sure to inspire harmonious family gatherings and singalongs!
- Idina Menzel will perform the captivating Disney classic, “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disneyland park.
- Ciara will sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” from Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Darius Rucker will sing “Candy Cane Christmas” from Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Fifth Harmony will take viewers on a magical “Sleigh Ride” from Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Fitz and the Tantrums will perform the popular Christmas hit “Last Christmas” from Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Jason Derulo will sing “This Christmas” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park.
- Lea Michele will sing the holiday favorite “Let It Snow” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort.
- “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson will perform on the Cinderella Castle stage at Walt Disney World Resort.
- 98° will heat things up from Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort with their new song, “Season of Love,” from “Let It Snow,” their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years.
- Broadway’s Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs, of the stage hit “Aladdin,” will take over Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a romantic performance of the Oscar-winning classic, “A Whole New World.”
- Rounding out the Christmas festivities, the cast of the new digital variety program, “Club Mickey Mouse,” will shine a spotlight on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park.
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During the show, viewers will ride along for a sneak peek at the new Toy Story Land opening in summer in 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.
The stars of a galaxy far, far away will shine brightly Christmas morning as viewers also get a preview of the Star Wars-themed land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, opening at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and at Disneyland park in California in 2019.
Disney’s star couple, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, will get in on the holiday action when viewers learn about the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, also planned to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the near future.
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“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” airs December 25, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EST; 9-11 a.m. CST/MST/PST on ABC and available online on abc.com.