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Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade

Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade

Photo Credit:  Disney/Kent Phillips
  • Premiered: 
    December 25, 1983
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Parade
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Holiday
  • Tags: Christmas

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1983 -- except in 2000 -- ABC has broadcast a Disney-themed Christmas Day parade from inside Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL.

On Christmas Day 2021 (Saturday, December 25) from 10am-Noon ET / 9-11am CT/MT/PT, ABC premiered the "The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade," a two-hour event hosted by Derek Hough and Julianne Hough from Walt Disney World Resort, alongside Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola from the Disneyland Resort. In addition to the parade, musical performances include:

- Derek Hough and Julianne Hough: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
- Jimmie Allen: "White Christmas"
- Kristin Chenoweth: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
- Darren Criss: "Christmas Dance"
- Meg Donnelly: "Jingle Bell Rock"
- Brett Eldredge: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
- Norah Jones: "Run Rudolph Run"
- Pentatonix: "I Saw Three Ships"
- Gwen Stefani: "Cheer for the Elves"


Other Titles

  • From 1983-1992, known as: Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade
  • From 1993-1999, known as: Disney World's Christmas Day Parade
  • From 2002-2008, known as: Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
  • From 2009-2013, known as: Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
  • In 2014, known as: Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration
  • In 2015, known as: Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration


  • - Orlando, Florida USA