Disney Parks is wrapping up 2016 with their annual holiday special, The Magical Christmas Celebration. The seasonal staple is set to air as expected on December 25, 2016, on ABC at 10 am (EST). The ABC and Disney Channel apps will also be airing it as well.
This year, the two-hour event is hosted by the trendy sibling duo from Dancing with the Stars, Julianne Hough and Derek Hough. It will all culminate with the fan-favorite Christmas parade, which will be delivered from the parade lines this year by Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer.
Viewers will be treated this year to this incredible line-up of entertainers and show-stopping performances:
- Alessia Cara performs an “A Holly Jolly Christmas” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort
- M.ariah Carey performs one of the biggest selling holiday songs of all time, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” from the Disneyland Resort.
- Sofia Carson delivers a new “Silent Night” arrangement from her Disney Channel performance and hosts from backstage at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Kelly Clarkson performs “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort.
- Gavin DeGraw sings “Merry Christmas Baby” in Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort.
- Jordan Fisher performs “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.
- OneRepublic performs “Kids” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks deliver in front of Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney World Resort solo and duet performances from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out.
Beyond that, the program is also set to pull on heartstrings with inspirational stories of family togetherness during the holiday season.
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