The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade promises to be filled with holiday fun and the glamour of Disney. This year, the event will be bigger and better as it celebrates its 40th anniversary! Since 1983, Mickey, Minnie, and their friends have been marching the main streets of Disneyland and Disney World, respectively, joining in the celebrity guests and the park attendees as they emulate Walt's vision of family unity.
As the festivities unfold at the parade, we expect high-class musical performances, holiday goodies, and a visit from the big fellow, Santa Claus! There'll even be past performances of past parades to give tomorrow's event a nostalgic touch!
What time is the 40th Anniversary Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade?
The parade will start at 10 AM EST/9 AM CST to 12 PM EST/11 AM CST on December 25th on ABC and will be available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu the following day. That's great to know in case one happens to miss the live broadcast.
Who'll be hosting the 40th Anniversary Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade?
ABC's Dancing With The Stars members Julianne Hough and her brother, Derek Hough, will be hosting the Christmas Day Parade, with former NFL 49ers and NY Giants quarterback and The Bachelor franchise host Jesse Palmer and country music star Mickey Guyton as co-hosts.
Who will perform at the 40th Anniversary Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade?
The lineup for this year's parade has an impressive list of Grammy winners who'll perform the holiday hits and getting in the spirit!
The 40th Anniversary performers:
- Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Good Morning” and “Deck the Halls” Medley
- Ariana DeBose – “This Wish” from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wish”
- 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)”
- Michael Bolton – “Joy to the World"
The audience will additionally travel back in time to witness highlights from past performers, including *NSYNC from 1998, David Foster from 2013, and Gwen Stefani from 2018.