A Holiday Gift for You and Yours – ‘The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’ Airs on ABC Dec. 25

from Disney Parks Blog by Gabriel Gibaldi, Public Relations Director


It’s almost time for one of our favorite holiday traditions! I know I can’t wait to cozy up to the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa when the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” airs Christmas Morning on ABC at 10 a.m. ET and 9 a.m. CT/PT. It begins streaming the next day on Hulu.

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will sparkle with holiday cheer and incredible musical performances, heartwarming moments and special looks, including an enchanting behind-the-scenes peek at Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. As part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, commemorating 50 years of Walt Disney World Resort, every touch of holiday magic will be an extra special, EARidescent treat.

Comedian Kevin Nealon plays the role of KEVIN WINTERBEAN, also known as The Christmas Day Guy. His job is to answer any and all questions relating to Christmas Day. Throughout the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, we will check in with the Christmas Day Guy.

Sherry Cola and Trevor Jackson
Sherry Cola and Trevor Jackson at Disneyland Resort

Derek and Julianne Hough return to host the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade,” from Walt Disney World Resort, alongside Freeform’s Trevor Jackson (“grown-ish”) and Sherry Cola (“Good Trouble”) from the Disneyland Resort.

In addition to the beloved Christmas Day parade itself, musical performances for “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” include:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
  • Jimmie Allen – “White Christmas”
  • Kristin Chenoweth – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
  • Chance the Rapper – “Who’s to Say”
  • 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”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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