Disney Parks “Magical Christmas Celebration” Airs on December 25th

The much anticipated Disney Parks Christmas Day parade and performances will be airing very soon.  December 25th is just around the corner.  The show will kick off on ABC from 10AM-12PM EST and 9AM – 11AM CST, MST and PST.  This is the 33rd year for this annual event.  Julianne and Derek Hough will be hosting the entire event at is airs from various Walt Disney World parks and attractions.  There will also be musical performances by Alessia Cara, Mariah Carey, Sofia Carson, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, Jordan Fisher, One Republic, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks.  You will get to see a lot of amazing characters, parade floats, performances, sneak peeks and more.


Many guests aren’t aware that the parade isn’t actually filmed and broadcast live.  It is actually filmed in advance, usually toward the end of November or early December.  The film is then edited together to make a cohesive show and experience.  The filming takes place over multiple days and the performances are repeated a few times to ensure that the cameras caught the desired footage and scenes to use to create the version that is broadcast on ABC.  Be sure to tune in and get your dose of Christmastime at Disney.

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!