Disney Is Hosting TWO Holiday Specials This Year

There are a lot of ways to celebrate the holidays if you’re in the Disney parks this season.

Holiday fireworks in the Magic Kingdom

But you can still celebrate from home as well! Disney has a few holiday specials coming soon, where you can see all the holiday cheer in the parks and also get some sneak peeks into Disney’s current projects.

ABC is showing “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” this Sunday, November 28th from 7PM to 9PM EST. Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Ariana DeBose are hosting the event.


Derek and Julianne will be back for the next special, called “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade.” They’ll be hosting in Disney World, and Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola are hosting over in Disneyland. You can watch it on ABC on Christmas day, December 25th, from 10AM to 12PM EST.

Happy holidays!

If you miss this live show, never fear! You can watch it the next day on Hulu. And while you watch, look out for a sneak peek at Disney World’s upcoming Star Wars hotel, the Galactic Starcruiser. Disney will also show a look at the new Disney Wish ship from the Disney Cruise Line and a special preview of the upcoming films Encanto and West Side Story.

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Concept Art ©Disney

Disney also released the performances that you’ll see during these specials. Here is the musical line-up for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”:

  • 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
Main Street U.S.A.

On the Christmas Day special, you’ll get to see the Disney parade as well as these musical performances:

  • 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”

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