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Ciara, Darius Rucker Among Others Performing for the 2017 Disney Parks Holiday Specials

As the holidays approach, Disney is cranking up the cheer with two television specials that will air on ABC! To kick off the holiday season, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” will air on November 30th from 9 pm to 11 pm. Of course, “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” airs Christmas morning on Monday, December 25th from 10 am to 12 pm, making it the 34th year of the television special!

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the hosts and the list of musical performers at this year’s Christmas celebration has just been announced. Nick Lachey and Julianne Hough will be hosting from Walt Disney World; Jesse Palmer will be co-hosting from the Disneyland Resort!

The performances for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” are as follows:

  • Ciara will perform a Christmas medley
  • Darius Rucker will sing “Winter Wonderland.”
  • Fifth Harmony will sing both “The Christmas Song” and “Can You See” from The Star soundtrack.
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will perform “HandClap” and “Santa Stole My Lady,” which is one of their original Christmas songs.
  • “Finally It’s Christmas” will be sung by Hanson.
  • In Real Life will perform “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  • Jason Derulo will sing “This Christmas.”
  • And lastly, Lea Michele will sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

“The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” performance are as follows:

  • “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” will be performed by Ciara.
  • Darius Rucker will sing “Home for The Holidays.”
  • Fifth Harmony will perform “Sleigh Ride.”
  • Fitz and the Tantrums will sing “Last Christmas.”
  • Jason Derulo will sing “Silent Night.”
  • Lea Michele will perform “Let It Snow.”
  • 98 Degrees will sing “Season of Love.”
  • And lastly, Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs from the Broadway rendition of Aladdin will perform “A Whole New World.”

Credit: Orlando Sentinel

Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was a cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!


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