Gwen Stefani, Darren Criss and more to help Disney ring in the holidays with two Christmas specials

With the holidays fast approaching, the wonderful world of Disney unveiled its star-studded lineup for two of its biggest specials of the year: The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade.

Holiday Celebration, set for November 28, will feature a festive array of magical performances from Gwen Stefani, Darren Criss and many others.

Darren will perform a mashup of the songs “Happy Holidays” and “The Holiday Season” while Stefani will blend her two hits, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.”

Norah Jones will also be a part of the festivities, performing her new, original song “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)” and “Blue Christmas.”

Disney’s Christmas Day Parade — set for December 25 — steps off a 10 a.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ABC, giving kids ample time to unwrap all the presents under the tree before the celebration begins.  

Darren will perform his bouncy new holiday song, “Christmas Dance,” while Pentatonix will sing “I Saw Three Ships” in their signature a cappella style. Norah will serenade us with her reimagined, jazzed-up version of Chuck Berry‘s “Run Rudolph Run” and Gwen, who will close out this year’s celebration, will salute the unsung heroes of Christmas with her new track, “Cheer for the Elves.”

Because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort’s grand opening, the company will also share teasers of all the new attractions arriving in 2022, such as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which opens March 1. 

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration airs Sunday, November 28, at 7 p.m. ET while  Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade is set for Saturday, December 25, at 10 a.m. ET.  Both will air on ABC.

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