Disney recently wrapped up filming its annual "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," but unless you were at the Magic Kingdom during the taping, you'll need to tune in for the festivities on Christmas Day. As is tradition, the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will air on December 25th at 10:00 a.m. EST. Here are the details, including where to watch and the performers you can expect to see.
Where can you watch the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade
If you want to watch the parade live, it will air on ABC on December 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST. The parade will arrive on streaming services Hulu and Disney+ the following day.
What is the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade
The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade is an annual holiday parade and celebration that usually takes place within the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The parade features appearances from various Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and others.
Appearing alongside these characters are guests performers and celebrities. The broadcast also highlights events at Disney theme parks and productions. It's basically a giant promo for all things Disney, including its other properties like Star Wars, Marvel Studios and Pixar.
Which celebrities are performing this year?
Disney has already revealed the guest stars performing during this year's parade. It's a pretty impressive list of celebrities, including Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, Meg Donnelly and Chrissy Metz. The highlight, however, might be a brand new original holiday song from The Smashing Pumpkins!
- Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Good Morning” and “Deck the Halls” Medley
- Chrissy Metz – “Silver Bells”
- The Smashing Pumpkins – “Evergreen” (A new, original holiday song!)
- Iam Tongi – “Mele Kalikimaka”
- The Broadway and North American Tour Cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” – “Friend Like Me”
- Meg Donnelly – “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”
Just a few days ago, Disney aired "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," another television special featuring special musical performances by celebrities and stars. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” also aired on ABC, but now you can watch it on Hulu and Disney+.