ABC AND DISNEY PARKS
ARE ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH A FLURRY OF STARS
FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIALS
Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana Debose Serve As Hosts of
'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,'
Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7 P.M./6C
Derek Hough and Julianne Hough Host From Walt Disney World Resort and Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola Host From Disneyland Resort for 'Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade,' Saturday, Dec. 25, at 10 A.M./9C
AFTR PRTY, Ariana DeBose, Brett Eldredge, Darren Criss, Derek Hough, Gwen Stefani, Jimmie Allen, Julianne Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Meg Donnelly, NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot, Norah Jones, Pentatonix, and More Special Guests To Light Up the Stage With Festive Performances
The Magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Encanto' Extends into the Holidays When Sebastián Yatra Performs "Dos Oruguitas" From the Film's Original Soundtrack at Disneyland Resort in California
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays on ABC and throughout Disney Parks. Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose will serve as hosts for "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," SUNDAY, NOV. 28 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EST/PST). Derek and Julianne return to host the "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade," SATURDAY, DEC. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST/PST) from Walt Disney World Resort, alongside Freeform's Trevor Jackson ("grown-ish") and Sherry Cola ("Good Trouble") from the Disneyland Resort, for the return of the beloved tradition of the Christmas morning parade.
Both holiday specials will sparkle with holiday cheer, offering heartwarming moments and exclusive sneak peeks at what's new around The Walt Disney Company. Viewers can look forward to a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening March 1, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort; a trip on board the all-new Disney Wish from Disney Cruise Line; and special looks at Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Encanto" and Steven Spielberg's new film "West Side Story." As part of The World's Most Magical Celebration, commemorating 50 years of Walt Disney World Resort, every touch of holiday magic will be an extra special, EARidescent treat.
Musical performances for "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" include the following:
· Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose - "We Need a Little Christmas," "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and "Holiday" medley
· AFTR PRTY - "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "Winter Wonderland" medley
· Jimmie Allen - "Silent Night"
· Kristin Chenoweth - "(Everyone's Waitin' For) The Man with the Bag" and "Jingle Bell Rock" mash-up
· Darren Criss - "Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season" medley
· Brett Eldredge - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
· NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot - "Hometown Christmas"
· Norah Jones - "Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)" and "Blue Christmas" medley
· Gwen Stefani - "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" and "Jingle Bells"
· Sebastián Yatra - "Dos Oruguitas" from Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Encanto" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" medley
In addition to the parade, musical performances for "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" include the following:
· Derek Hough and Julianne Hough - "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
· Jimmie Allen - "White Christmas"
· Kristin Chenoweth - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
· Darren Criss - "Christmas Dance"
· Meg Donnelly - "Jingle Bell Rock"
· Brett Eldredge - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
· Norah Jones - "Run Rudolph Run"
· Pentatonix - "I Saw Three Ships"
· Gwen Stefani - "Cheer for the Elves"
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" and "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" are executive produced by Sally Conner for Disney Parks, who brought on production company 45 Live and executive producer Michael Antinoro.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment's compelling programming includes "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut "The Bachelor" franchise; riveting dramas "Big Sky," "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things," "The Rookie," "Station 19" and the new female powerhouse series, "Queens"; trailblazing comedies "black-ish," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," "Home Economics" and "The Wonder Years," ABC's strongest comedy debut in two years; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; family favorites "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune," "The Chase," "Dancing with the Stars," "Supermarket Sweep" and "To Tell the Truth"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy(R) Award-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" specials. The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
About the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort
There is no better place to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than The Most Magical Place on Earth - Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. That's especially true during The World's Most Magical Celebration, which honors the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary and began in October and will run for 18 months. During the holidays, guests will encounter enchanting holiday entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal menu items and limited-time merchandise across the resort. The merrymaking begins with "Disney Very Merriest After Hours," a new specially ticketed event at Magic Kingdom that features fireworks, a themed parade and a new celebration-filled stage show with Mickey and his pals. And this year sees the cheerful return of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. It surrounds guests with the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors celebrated by cultures far and near.
About the Holidays at Disneyland Resort
During the holiday season at Disneyland Resort, guests will enjoy a distinctly Disney holiday experience with beloved traditions that include the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle, the return of "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade, along with 'Believe... In Holiday Magic' fireworks spectacular and magical snow falling on Main Street, U.S.A at Disneyland Park. At Disney California Adventure Park, guests will enjoy a heartwarming celebration that brings the holiday season to life with Disney Festival of Holidays, "Disney ¡Viva Navidad!" and the merry motor-themed holiday décor on Route 66 in Cars Land. For the first time, guests are invited to gather with family and friends to enjoy a celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios' new musical comedy, "Encanto," inspired by the people and cultures of Colombia. This joyful, limited-time experience brings a new cultural perspective to the immersive "Disney ¡Viva Navidad!" festivities, with live entertainment, interactive photo opportunities and special appearances by Mirabel, the young hero from the film, which opens only in theaters Nov. 24.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Encanto" tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal - every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope. Releasing on Nov. 24, 2021, the film is directed by Byron Howard ("Zootopia," "Tangled") and Jared Bush (co-director "Zootopia"), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer "The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez"), and produced by Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer; the screenplay is by Bush and Castro Smith. "Encanto" features original songs by Emmy(R), GRAMMY(R) and Tony Award(R) winner Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton," "Moana"); Germaine Franco ("Dora and the Lost City of Gold," "Little," "Tag") composed the original score.