The taping of Disney’s Christmas Day Parade and holiday special officially begins today, Nov. 3, 2017, but the company has done a great job at keeping the line-up of celebrities and musical performances quite the secret. With the taping beginning, the list has finally made its way out and it truly is a star-studded line-up of celebrities, musical performers, and hosts to make this year’s celebration extremely merry and bright.
Just like last year, Disney is currently taping for not only the Christmas Day Parade on Dec. 25, but also The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration airing at 9 p.m. EST on Nov. 30. Both specials will air on ABC and the Christmas Day celebration will begin at 10 a.m. EST.
Here is the current taping schedule for Walt Disney World, but it is always subject to change.
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- Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
- Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
- Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
- Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
- Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
While knowing the schedule is one thing, guests want to know who is going to perform at these tapings and which celebrities they can possibly see. Attractions Magazine has found out all the details and released the full list of those appearing and performing this year.
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While it is not known who will be performing on what dates and in what parks, here is who you may end up seeing if you’re at Walt Disney World for the next week.
Julianne Hough is back as the host for these Disney Christmas specials and she will be joined by Nick Lachey. For the late November special, the duo will actually perform together in front of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom.
Jesse Palmer is set to join both Hough and Lachey as their co-host.
Here are the performances set for The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration set to air on Nov. 30, 2017.
- Darius Rucker singing “Winter Wonderland”
- Ciara singing a medley of Christmas songs at Cinderella Castle
- Jason Derulo singing “This Christmas”
- Lea Michele singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
- Fitz and the Tantrums singing “Handclap” and “Santa Stole My Lady”
- Fifth Harmony singing “Can You See” and “The Christmas Song”
- Hanson singing “Finally, It’s Christmas”
For the second special airing on Dec. 25, 2017, it will be called Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration and here are the scheduled performances.
- Lea Michele singing “Let It Snow”
- Ciara singing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
- Jason Derulo singing “Silent Night” from Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland
- Fifth Harmony singing “Sleigh Ride”
- 98° singing “Season of Love” and “Let It Snow”
- Darius Rucker singing “Home For The Holidays”
- Fitz and the Tantrums singing “Last Christmas”
Please note that additional performances could be added to both of these specials at later dates. Also, Disneyland will film the entire parade portion of the special airing on Christmas Day and some of the above performers will only be appearing at the California parks.
The Walt Disney Company really goes all out for the holidays and that is evidently clear with this huge list of hosts, performers, and musical guests. The holiday special at the end of this month and the Christmas Day Parade are going to full of the festive spirit and magic, and you may even be able to be a part of it all.
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