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Celebrate the holidays with ‘The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’

by Attractions Magazine Staff

A holiday tradition is almost upon us! “The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” airs Christmas Morning on ABC at 10 a.m. ET and 9 a.m. CT/PT.

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will sparkle and glisten with holiday magic, musical performances, and special looks — including a behind-the-scenes look at Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. This holiday special will also have an EARidescent touch as it celebrates Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

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Comedian Kevin Nealon will play the role of “Kevin Winterbean,” AKA The Christmas Day Guy. His role is to answer any and all questions related to Christmas Day. Throughout the parade special, viewers will check-in with the Christmas Day Guy.

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

In addition to the Christmas Day Parade itself, musical performances during the special 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”

If you miss the parade as it airs or don’t have access to cable, you can stream it the following day on Hulu.

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