Families and friends will rock around the Christmas tree when “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” presents a celebrity showcase of seasonal sights, performances and traditions, including the beloved Christmas day parade, December 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network.
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. and beyond at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 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.
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 at Walt Disney World Resort.
• Darius Rucker will sing “Candy Cane Christmas” from Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
• Fifth Harmony will take viewers on a magical “Sleigh Ride” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
• Fitz and the Tantrums will perform the popular Christmas hit “Last Christmas” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
• 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 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.
“Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” will overflow with heartwarming family stories, the joyful sounds of celebrity-sung holiday tunes and exclusive scenes featuring upcoming Disney Parks attractions.
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