Disney Parks Reveals 2023 Holiday TV Specials Line-Up and Schedules

by | Nov 20, 2023 | Aulani, Magic at Home

The Disney Parks 2023 Holiday TV Specials are coming soon! Disney has revealed the full line-up and schedule for both.

The holidays have arrived at Disney World and Disneyland, with joyful decorations and festive treats that guests can enjoy! But, even if you aren’t visiting the parks for the holidays, there are still plenty of ways to bring a little Disney magic home with you. One of those ways is to enjoy both of the Disney Parks 2023 Holiday TV Specials, which will be airing over the course of November and December this year.

Disney Parks 2023 Holiday TV Specials

Each year, Disney shares The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration the weekend after Thanksgiving on ABC, as well as the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on Christmas Day. Both shows are filmed at Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, as well as Disney Cruise Line. Featuring glimpses at the park, musical performances, and more, Disney has now shared the schedules and line-ups for each event.

Disney Parks 2023 Holiday TV Specials

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The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration will air on ABC on Sunday, November 26 from 8 to 10 PM, with the special streaming on Hulu and Disney+ the next day. Derek and Julianne Hough will return to host, with a special appearance by DJ Khaled along with the following musical performances:

  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “What Christmas Means to Me,” “Dance to the Music” medley
  • Michael Bolton & Mickey Guyton – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
  • Andra Day and Adam Blackstone – “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”

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will be hosted by Mickey Guyton and Jesse Palmer for the 40th anniversary of the special. It will air on ABC on Monday, December 25 from 10 AM to 12 PM, and streaming on Disney+ and Hulu the next day. This year’s parade was filmed at Walt Disney World with your favorite Disney characters, and musical performances such as:

  • 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)”

 

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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