‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Airs Tonight on ABC


“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” will kick off the holiday season tonight, Nov. 28, at 8/7c on ABC and on the ABC app!

Join this year’s hosts: Matthew Morrison, Emma Bunton and Jesse Palmer, for a two hour special from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Restort.


Musical performances include the following:

  • GRAMMY® Award-winning icons Sting and Shaggy perform duets and solo numbers from Walt Disney World Resort, including a new festive reggae version of “Silent Night (Christmas is Coming).”
  • GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man performs “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” from Disneyland Resort.
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Pentatonix will sing a cappella renditions of “Deck the Halls” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer perform an all-new original holiday song from Disneyland Resort.
  • International pop star Ally Brooke sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) performs “Santa Baby” from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The Tony, Emmyand two-time Golden Globe-nominated artist Matthew Morrison performs a medley from Walt Disney World Resort of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from the upcoming album “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” and the classic “Let it Snow.”
  • Acclaimed two-time Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling pulls all the strings at Walt Disney World Resort for “Carol of the Bells,” from her Christmas album “Warmer in The Winter.”

There will also be a sneak peek at the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that is coming to Walt Disney World on December 5, 2019 and at Disneyland on January 17, 2020.

There will be two more holiday specials including the Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World on Friday December 13th from 8-8:30 PM EST/PST on the Disney Channel and DisneyNOW app, and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on Wednesday, December 25th from 10AM-Noon EST, 9AM-11AM CST/MST/PST on ABC and the ABC app.

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