The most magical time of the year is here!
And that’s why ABC wants to bring a little bit of that magic to your home with three holiday specials!
Starting with “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on November 28 from 8-10pm EST hosted by Matthew Morrison, Emma Bunton and Jesse Palmer.
The special will feature musical performances as well as a behind the scenes look into Disney’s newest attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening at Disney Hollywood Studios on December 5, 2019 and Disneyland Park on January 17, 2020.
Take a look at the musical performances:
- Grammy award winners Sting and Shaggy will perform a reggae version of “Silent Night”
- Rock band Portugal The Man will perform “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” from the Disneyland Resort
- Pentatonix will delight us with an a cappella version of “Deck the Halls” and “Here Comes Santa Claus”
- Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer will perform a new original holiday song from the Disneyland Resort
- Ally Brooke performs “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from the Walt Disney World Resort
- Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice will perform “Santa Baby”
- Matthew Morrison will perform a medley of “When You Wish Upon A Star” and “Let Is Snow” from the upcoming album Disney Dreaming with Matthew Morrison
- Lindsay Stirling performs “Carol of the Bells” from Walt Disney World
The magic continues with a “Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World” on December 13 from 8-8:30pm EST on Disney Channel, co-hosted by Disney Channel’s ZOMBIE 2 stars Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim joining host Matthew Morrison.
During the special you will get to enjoy an exclusive sneak peak of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Spring 2020! Plus a new clip of Disney Channel Original Movie sequel “Zombies 2” premiering in 2020 and last but not least BUNK’S stars Scarlett Estevez and Israel Johnson will host a family segment highlighting the U.S Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.
And of course some musical performances as well:
- Meg Donnelly sings “Home for the Holidays”
- Issac Ryan Brown from Raven’s Home and Ruby Rose Turner from Coop & Cami Ask the World will perform “12 Days of Christmas”
- Disney Channel’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables star Kylie Cantrall will perform “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” aboard the Disney Fantasy
- Pentatonix will perform an a cappella version of “Here Comes Santa Claus”
- Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” from the Walt Disney World Resort
And finally the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” will air on December 25 from 10am-12pm EST on ABC hosted by Matthew Morrison and Emma Bunton at Walt Disney World and Jesse Palmer at Disneyland Resort and co-hosted by Marsai Martin from Black-ish and JD McCrary from the live action Lion King.
The show features the Christmas Day Parade down Main Street USA, heartwarming stories and amazing performances! Plus exclusive sneak peaks at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney Hollywood Studios in Spring 2020 and Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure in 2020. Viewers will also enjoy a special look at 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, opening December 16.
During the special you will find amazing performances by:
- Seventeen time GRAMMY award winning Sting performing “Soul Cake” and “If Only A Winter’s Night…”
- Shaggy will sing his new original song “Christmas with Friends”
- Pentatonix will perform “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”
- Ingrid Michaelson and Grace VanderWaal sing “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” from the Disneyland Resort
- Portugal The Man performs “White Christmas” and “Feel it Still”
- Ally Brooke will sing “Christmas Through Your Eyes”
- The cast of the new Disney+ “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” performs a high energy medley from the Disneyland Resort
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