The ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’ Airs Christmas Morning on ABC

Gabriel Gibaldi

by , Public Relations Director

The most magical day of the year is almost here!

The “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” is one of our favorite Christmas day traditions. This holiday favorite airs tomorrow, December 25 on ABC and on the ABC app. Air times are 10 a.m.–12 p.m. EST, 9-11 a.m. CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, so be sure to check listings.

Presented from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California, the show features the Christmas Day Parade down Main Street U.S.A., heartwarming stories and amazing celebrity performances. It’s all hosted by artist Matthew Morrison, singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton, and TV host Jesse Palmer. Joining as co- hosts are ABC’s “black-ish” star Marsai Martin with Hollywood Records Artist and Disney’s “The Lion King” star JD McCrary, who voiced young Simba in the live-action film.

Among the exclusive Disney Parks sneak peeks planned for this special are Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida on March 4, 2020, and Disneyland park in California in 2022, plus Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure Park in California in 2020. Viewers will also get a special look at “the most magical flight on earth”: the newly opened Disney Skyliner gondola system, connecting Walt Disney World Resort guests to two Disney theme parks and four resorts, including the new Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Musical performances include the following:

  • Seventeen-time GRAMMY Award-winning Sting performs “Soul Cake” off his platinum- selling album “If On A Winter’s Night…” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning reggae star Shaggy sings his new Caribbean-flavored original song “Christmas with Friends” from Walt Disney World Resort
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix performs “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Grace VanderWaal sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” from Disneyland Resort.
  • GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man performs “White Christmas” and “Feel it Still” from Disneyland Resort.
  • International pop star Ally Brooke performs “Christmas Through Your Eyes” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The cast of the new Disney+ original “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs a high-energy medley from Disneyland Resort.

Join the conversation online by tagging @WaltDisneyWorld, @Disneyland, @ABCNetwork and using the hashtag #DisneyChristmasDayParade.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


  • Watched yesterday and was terribly disappointed. Musical numbers were recycled from previous specials. The parade itself was chopped to pieces. We turned it off half way through. Just to frustrating to watch. Thought this show was about the parade. I was a huge Disney World fan. You are losing me.

  • I have the same question. We started watching it this morning on ABC (Hulu) and had to pause it. It says we can “resume watching,” but we have lost access to it. And NO, it is not on Disney+.

  • Hello,
    I’m in Pacific standard time, and missed it this morning show. Will I be able to catch a rerun of the Disney parks magical Christmas Parade? If so, how can it be found and when will it be available?

    Merry Christmas all🎄

    Post script: I already checked ABC app, Disney +, Hulu and AT&T now app.

  • yes it’s on disney plus!

  • How can I watch this in Canada?

  • Will this be uploaded to Disney Plus? 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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