ABC and Disney Parks Annual Holiday Specials 2023: See the Schedule
ABC and Disney Parks are lighting up the holiday season with two musical specials filmed across the country and directed by Sam Wrench ("Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour"). Julianne Hough and Derek Hough return as hosts from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for ABC's rockin' annual special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," SUNDAY, NOV. 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), and "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade," MONDAY, DEC. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/9:00-11:00 a.m. PST), where they'll be joined by co-hosts Mickey Guyton from Walt Disney Resort in Florida and Jesse Palmer from Disneyland Resort in California. Stream next day on Hulu and Disney+. Be sure to watch on the ABC app from your smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android), computer on ABC.com and connected devices (Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV).
Filmed from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California with special performances from Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai'i and aboard Disney Cruise Line, these beloved annual specials showcase spectacular performances of holiday classics and festive new favorites, highlight heartwarming family stories from around the globe, and offer special looks at what's new around The Walt Disney Company. Plus, an enchanting special glimpse of Disney's newest major motion picture, "Wish," only in theaters on Nov. 22, 2023.
Musical performances for "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" include the following:
- Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "What Christmas Means to Me" and "Dance to the Music" Medley
- Michael Bolton and Mickey Guyton – "Christmas Isn't Christmas"
- Adam Blackstone and Andra Day – "Someday at Christmas" and an Adam Blackstone original song, "Legacy Christmastime"
- Mickey Guyton – "Jingle Bell Rock"
- Chris Janson – "Holiday Road"
- Tori Kelly – "This Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland"
- Chrissy Metz – "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
- The Smashing Pumpkins – "Silver Bells"
- Robin Thicke – "Let it Snow" and "Perfect Holiday"
- Iam Tongi – "White Christmas"
Plus, a special look back at one of the most iconic performances from years past.
In addition to the parade itself, musical performances for "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" include the following:
- Julianne Hough and Derek Hough – "Good Morning" and "Deck the Halls" Medley
- Meg Donnelly – "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)"
- Chrissy Metz – "Silver Bells"
- The Smashing Pumpkins – "Evergreen"
- Iam Tongi – "Mele Kalikimaka"
- The Broadway and North American Tour Cast of Disney's "Aladdin" – "Friend Like Me"
Plus, a special look back at some of the most iconic performances from years past.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" and "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" are produced by Disney executive and senior executive producer Sally Conner for Disney Parks, who brought on production company Film 45 Live and executive producers Michael Antinoro and Richard Godfrey.
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.