Two Disney Parks Holiday Specials Coming to ABC This Season

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Disney will continue with their tradition of holiday television specials by airing two separate events this year on ABC.

The first, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” will air on November 30 from 9pm to 11pm. Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will host the special from Walt Disney World, while Jesse Palmer will co-host the show from Disneyland Resort in California.

Specials performances will be made by:

  • Ciara in a Christmas medley from Cinderella Castle.
  • Darius Rucker, singing “Winter Wonderland.”
  • Hit group, Fifth Harmony will sing “Can You See,” from “The Star” soundtrack, and “The Christmas Song.”
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will perform “HandClap” and their original Christmas song “Santa Stole My Lady.”
  • Hanson will sing “Finally It’s Christmas,” from their recently released Christmas album.
  • Boy band In Real Life will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  • Jason Derulo will perform “This Christmas.”
  • Lea Michele will perform “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

Disney will announce additional performances at a later date.

The second television holiday special, titled “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration,” will air on Christmas day from 10am to noon. Hough and Lachey will also be hosting the special, with Palmer once again co-hosting from Disneyland in California.

For “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” performances will be made by:

  • Ciara will sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
  • Darius Rucker singing “Home for The Holidays.”
  • Fifth Harmony performing “Sleigh Ride.”
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing “Last Christmas.”
  • Jason Derulo will sing “Silent Night” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
  • ”Glee” star Michele will perform “Let It Snow.”
  • 98 Degrees will play their new song “Season of Love” from their new holiday record.
  • Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs, from the stage show “Aladdin,” will perform “A Whole New World” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

As with the first special, additional performances will be announced later.

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Jesse DeRosa

Jesse has been an avid Disney Parks fan since he first visited Walt Disney World in 2007. Since then, he has overcome his fear of seafood, grown a beard, and gained 50 pounds, but his love for Disney remains unchanged.

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