ABC to Air “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” Nov. 28, 2021

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC

It’s that time of the year again, as Disney and ABC team up for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” which will air Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Siblings Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will host this year’s event with actress Ariana DeBose.

The special was shot at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and will feature holiday cheer, heartwarming moments, and exclusive sneak peeks at what’s new around The Walt Disney Company.

Viewers can look forward to: a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening March 1, 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort; a trip on board the all-new Disney Wish from Disney Cruise Line; and special looks at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” and Steven Spielberg’s new film “West Side Story,” which also stars DeBose.

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC

Musical performances for “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” will include:

  • Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose – “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and “Holiday” medley
  • AFTR PRTY – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” and “Winter Wonderland” medley
  • Jimmie Allen – “Silent Night”
  • Kristin Chenoweth – “(Everyone’s Waitin’ For) The Man with the Bag” and “Jingle Bell Rock” mash-up
  • Darren Criss – “Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season” medley
  • Brett Eldredge – “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
  • NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot – “Hometown Christmas”
  • Norah Jones – “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)” and “Blue Christmas” medley
  • Gwen Stefani – “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”
  • Sebastián Yatra – “Dos Oruguitas” (from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto”) and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” medley

To get you in the mood, Disney has released this behind-the-scenes clip:


The fun kicks off at 7pm ET/6 CT this Sunday on ABC, and the show will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.

Will you be watching?

Related: What is coming to Disney+ in December 2021.