Details Announced for ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ on Nov. 30

We previously reported that filming was happening earlier this month at Walt Disney World and other Disney locations in order to prepare for the ABC holiday specials that are planned.  Disney Parks has released information about the special which is set to debut on November 30th, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’.  This special is set to run from 9 PM to 11 PM EST on ABC.  Julianne Hough, Nick Lachey and Jesse Palmer will be hosting the event and taking guests around the different parks and Disney locations.


Here are some of the great performances that guest will have to look forward to:

  • Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will perform together from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will perform together singing, “When We’re Together” from “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” from Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland.
  • Sneak peeks of the new Star Wars and Toy Story-themed lands.
  • Ciara performing a Christmas medley, including “Jingle Bells” and “Jingle Bell Rock”
    from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort.
  •  Darius Rucker will perform “Winter Wonderland.”
  •  Lea Michele and Joey McIntyre will perform, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
  • Fifth Harmony will sing “Can You See,” from The Star
    soundtrack, plus “The Christmas Song.”
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will perform “HandClap,” and on of their original Christmas songs, “Santa Stole My Lady.”
  • Hanson will sing a song from their new album, “Finally It’s Christmas.”
  •  In Real Life will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  •  Jason Derulo will be singing “This Christmas.”

This show is extra special since guests will be able to “Glow with the Show” right from their homes.  Guests are able to purchase a “Made with Magic® 3.0: Connected Ear Hat” from the Shop Disney Parks app.  The hats sync up with the special and light up to the show.  For guests that don’t have the hats, they can still interact with the show by using the Shop Disney Parks App on their mobile device.

We can’t wait for the special on ABC and to get a glimpse at the holiday happenings within the parks!  Will you be watching?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!