Disney Parks Brings Musical Entertainment in Three Holiday Specials Featuring Star-Studded Performances

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19 November 2016
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2016 Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration
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2016 Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration 
 
  •  "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST) on ABC
  • "The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration" on Christmas morning, Sunday, December 25 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST) on ABC
  • "Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration" on Friday, November 25 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel 
         Disney kicks off the holidays with three musical specials originating from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The shows will be presented on Disney|ABC Television Group platforms, including ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, the ABC and Disney Channel apps and VOD, among other branded digital platforms.  The holiday specials will include performances by some of the world's most popular recording artists, celebrity hosts, Disney character appearances and heartwarming wish-come-true moments for three lucky families from across the country.
 
  Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration
Julianne and Derek Hough - Courtesy of Disney/ABC
 
          Julianne Hough ("Grease: Live") and Derek Hough ("Hairspray Live") are set to host two specials on ABC – "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" on Thanksgiving night, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST), and "The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration" on Christmas morning, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST; airtimes vary, check local listings). Julianne, who will also act as executive producer on the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, and Derek are longtime "Dancing With the Stars" fan favorites with multiple Emmy Awards and mirror ball trophies between them.
 2016 Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration
Courtesy of Disney/ABC
          Stars of "Descendants 2," the highly anticipated sequel to the global smash hit "Descendants," will host and perform holiday songs in "Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration" on Disney Channel on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST). Hollywood Records recording artists Forever In Your Mind and Sofia Carson will also perform holiday songs.
 
          Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks join the festivities, performing on all three holiday specials. The multi Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning artists will light up the night singing duets from their newly released album, "Christmas Together" (Pearl Records, Inc.), plus solo performances, all from the steps of the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.
 
          Multi Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson will also perform on all three holiday specials. From iconic locations across the Walt Disney World Resort, the talented singer, songwriter and author will perform songs from her 2013 Christmas record, "Wrapped in Red," in addition to one of her most popular hit songs.

 
2016 Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration Courtesy of Disney
 
 
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