Tune in for the 40th Anniversary of ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’ on ABC


Tune in for the 40th Anniversary of the ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade’ on ABC

Get ready to unwrap the holiday magic as the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” returns for its spectacular 40th anniversary celebration! Once again, the dynamic duo of siblings Derek and Julianne Hough will take center stage as hosts, spreading festive cheer throughout the televised extravaganza.

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Joining the festivities from Walt Disney Resort in Florida is co-host Mickey Guyton, while Jesse Palmer holds down the fort at Disneyland Resort in California.


This annual special promises to be a dazzling display of holiday spirit, featuring the enchanting “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade.” As floats adorned with twinkling lights make their way through iconic Disney parks, audiences will be treated to a visual feast of holiday wonder.


But that’s not all—the parade will be accompanied by showstopping performances from a star-studded lineup. Prepare to be captivated by the talents of Ariana DeBose, Chrissy Metz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Iam Tongi, Meg Donnelly, Michael Bolton, and the Broadway and North American Tour cast of Disney’s “Aladdin.” Each performance is sure to add a sprinkle of magic to your holiday celebrations.


As part of the 40th-anniversary celebration, the special will take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. A special segment will look back at the most iconic performances from years past, including NSYNC’s unforgettable rendition of “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” in 1998 and Gwen Stefani’s enchanting performance of “Winter Wonderland” in 2018. It’s a heartwarming journey through the annals of Christmas Parade history, bringing back cherished memories and setting the stage for new moments of joy.


So, gather the family, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and settle in for a festive extravaganza that promises to be the perfect companion to your holiday celebrations. The “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” is not just an event; it’s a cherished tradition that has been enchanting audiences for four decades, and this year’s celebration is poised to be the most magical yet. Don’t miss the joy, the music, and the wonder as Disney transforms the holiday season into a magical experience for the whole family.

Watch the special Christmas morning at 10 a.m. EST, 9 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. PT on ABC. And you can stream the next day on Hulu and Disney+.

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