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"Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration" To Feature Star-Studded Performances This Christmas Day

Disney Parks' yearly "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration" airs Christmas day, December 25th, from 10am to 12pm EST on ABC, and we have the lineup of the celebrities and performers who will be marching down Main Street alongside Mickey and all the other Disney characters. Hosts Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey, and co-host Jesse Palmer will be joined by Sean Giambrone from ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and Olivia Rodrigo from Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark” as commentators. Musical performances include Frozen's Idina Menzel and Broadway’s Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs. The full lineup can be viewed below:

  • Idina Menzel will perform the captivating Disney classic, “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disneyland Park.
  • Ciara will sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Darius Rucker will sing “Candy Cane Christmas” from Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
  • Fifth Harmony will take viewers on a magical “Sleigh Ride” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will perform the popular Christmas hit “Last Christmas” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
  • Jason Derulo will sing “This Christmas” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park.
  • Lea Michele will sing the holiday favorite “Let It Snow” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort.
  • “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson will perform on the Cinderella Castle stage at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • 98° will heat things up from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort with their new song, “Season of Love,” from “Let It Snow,” their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years.
  • Broadway’s Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs, of the stage hit “Aladdin,” will take over Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a romantic performance of the Oscar-winning classic, “A Whole New World.”

Of course, both Pixar and Star Wars franchises will be represented during the parade as well, and audiences will get a first look at Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios, that is set to open at the Disneyland Resort April 13, 2018. There will also be a special first look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is set to debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will be the first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction and will feature a new original story and lovable theme song.

Be sure to tune in to ABC on Christmas Day to see what all the excitement is about!

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