Celebrate 30 Years of Disney Holiday Magic on Christmas Morning!
‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Airs December 25 on ABC
Neil Patrick Harris & Nick Cannon Host 30th Annual Celebration with
Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo and more
Anaheim, Calif. and Lake Buena Vista, Fla.,– Award-winning actors Neil
Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon will join television anchor Lara
Spencer in the holly jolly spotlight Dec. 25, 2013, to host the
“Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” television special. Harris, star
of stage and screen, will host the telecast from Walt Disney World
Resort in Florida while Cannon, who hosted last year’s “Disney Parks
Christmas Day Parade”, will head to “The Happiest Place on Earth” at
Disneyland Resort. Spencer, a lifestyle journalist and co-anchor of
ABC’s “Good Morning America,” will be the show’s special
The 30th annual holiday special will air nationwide Christmas morning
at 10 a.m. EST and 9 a.m. CST, MST and PST on ABC-TV. The show also
will air in Canada on CBC Network and across the globe on the American
The festivities at Disneyland Resort in California feature Mary J.
Blige singing yuletide carols from her new album, “A Mary Christmas,”
a duet by “American Idol” Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks and Jason
Derulo, as well as special performances by Demi Lovato, the cast of
“Teen Beach Movie” and Dove Cameron. Season’s greetings will be had by
all at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with a gleeful rendition of
“Let Me Love You” by Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo, along with
star-studded sounds by English-Irish boy band The Wanted, Italian
vocal trio Il Volo, “American Idol” Season 12 champion Candice Glover
Guests are encouraged to visit disney.com/christmasparade for details
on the telecast, local broadcast times and talent updates. Guests
also can join the conversation online with the hashtag #DisneyParade.
A Morning of Merriment and Magic
Christmas spirit comes to life as Mickey and the gang help celebrate
this pixie-dusted season with holiday friends. Classic Disney and
Pixar characters spread joy and cheer from festive floats and merry
marches at Disneyland Park in California and the Magic Kingdom Park in
*characters/floats subject to change
· Mickey and Minnie welcome the season aboard the Christmas tree
float with their pal, Duffy the Disney Bear;
· Elsa and Anna, from Disney’s hit animated film “Frozen,” make
their holiday debut as they join a royal court down Main Street,
· Belle and Beast join in the regal procession in a holiday tale
as old as time along with Princesses Cinderella, Tiana, Aurora, Ariel,
Rapunzel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Merida, Snow White and Mulan
accompanied by Prince Naveen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charming, Prince
Eric, Flynn Rider and Aladdin;
· It’s a winter wonderland with the Disney ducks! Everyone’s
favorite nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, arrive on a Ski Shoppe Float
followed by Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Scrooge McDuck;
· Donald and Daisy celebrate in style aboard a chalet trailed by
a sprinkling of holiday magic from dazzling ice skaters;
· A classic Disney holiday parade wouldn’t be complete without
Goofy, Pluto, and their furry woodland friends, Chip and Dale;
· Pixie dust and Christmas magic will join Tinker Bell, Peter
Pan and Wendy as they “think of the happiest things” this season;
· “Toy Story” stars Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye and
Mr. Potato Head take the season to infinity and beyond;
· Celebrate time off from school with Monster University
students Sully, Mike, Terry, Squishy, Art and Roz, then cruise down
the lane with “Cars” stars Lightning McQueen, Mater and more;
· Santa Claus is coming to town! Hearts of young and old will be
overjoyed when they see the jolly man in the famous red suit coming
down the happiest street in America – Main Street, U.S.A.
Tune In to the Season’s Greetings!
The 30th Annual “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” airs Christmas Day
on ABC-TV. The show also will air in Canada on CBC Network, and across
the globe on the American Forces Network. For viewing times, please
reference your local listings or visit disney.com/christmasparade.
*Airtime varies per city/time zone – please check local listings
· Eastern Time Zone: 10 a.m.
· Central Time Zone: 9 a.m.
· Mountain Time Zone: 9 a.m.
· Pacific Time Zone: 9 a.m.