Hosts, Lineup and Sneak Peeks Announced For Disney Parks Holiday Celebration!

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disney magical holiday celebration airs this thanksgiving

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The holiday season has arrived at Disney Parks around the world and to celebrate Disney and ABC are bringing The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration to viewers this Thanksgiving!

derek and julianne hough return to host disney holiday celebration
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Returning to ring out the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort are hosting duo Derek and Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars). Over at Walt Disney World, the holidays are in full swing and grown-ish star Trevor Jackson will be our host on the east coast.

trevor jackson from grown-ish also hosts disney holiday celebration
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The Magical Holiday Celebration takes viewers on a tour of the parks with exclusive first-looks and sneak peeks of what we can expect from the parks in the following year. This year, we will get an exclusive look at EPCOT’s Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure that will be opening next year in the France Pavilion. 

Viewers will also get a sneak peek into Disney and Pixar’s newest film to come to Disney+ this holiday season, Soul.

Last, certainly not least, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration will feature some amazing musical performances by some incredible musical artists. Disney has listed what musical performances we can expect:

  • Emmy® Award-winning hosts Derek Hough and Julianne Hough sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a fantastical new show open
  • GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara gives a festive spin on a “Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock” medley (2017)
  • Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Kelly Clarkson belts her version of “Underneath The Tree” (2016)
  • Global superstar Jason Derulo performs his take on “Silent Night” (2017)
  • Grammy® Award-nominated OneRepublic perform a rocking rendition of “What a Wonderful World” (2016)
  • GRAMMY® Award-winner Meghan Trainor and Brett Eldridge share a sweet rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (2018)
  • Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix give their rendition of “Deck the Halls” (2019)
  • TONY® Award-winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow “Frozen” star Kristen Bell for a chilling performance of “When We’re Together” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (2017)
  • Boyz II Men take on “Let It Snow” alongside ‘December Baby” singer/songwriter JoJo (2016)
  • World renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lends his voice to a rendition of “White Christmas” (2018)
  • Aloe Blacc performs “I’ve got Your Xmas Right Here” (2018)
  • Global superstar Becky G performs “Santa Baby” (2016)
  • Following the release of his new album “Christmas in the Islands,” multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global reggae/dancehall & pop music icon Shaggy sings “Jamaican Drummer Boy” (2019)

Take a look at what else we can hope for during this holiday special below.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Holiday Celebration will air on ABC this Thanksgiving night at 9/8c.

Will you be watching the Holiday Celebration? Let us know in the comments!

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