Just when we need it most, Disney kicks off the holidays with a special treat! The fifth anniversary edition of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, airs Thanksgiving night at 9/8c on ABC!

Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough return, kicking off the night with a glittering new holiday performance, while Trevor Jackson (Freeforms grown-ish) hosts from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Together, they will take viewers on a wintry ride through fan-favorite performances from the past five years and new heartwarming family moments. Youll also get a brand-new sneak peek into Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure coming in 2021 to EPCOT in Florida.

In addition to magical holiday moments, viewers will also get a sneak preview of Disney and Pixars all-new feature-film Soul, before it becomes available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available) beginning Dec. 25, 2020. Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, Soul introduces a middles-school band teacher who teams up with a sarcastic new soul on a mission to figure out exactly what makes life worth living.

Musical performances include:

  • Emmy® Award-winning hosts Derek Hough and Julianne Hough sing and dance through a medley of holiday classics in a fantastical new show open
  • GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara gives a festive spin on a Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock medley (2017)
  • Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Kelly Clarkson belts her version of Underneath The Tree (2016)
  • Global superstar Jason Derulo performs his take on Silent Night (2017)
  • Grammy® Award-nominated OneRepublic perform a rocking rendition of What a Wonderful World (2016)
  • GRAMMY® Award-winner Meghan Trainor and Brett Eldridge share a sweet rendition of Baby Its Cold Outside (2018)
  • Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix give their rendition of Deck the Halls (2019) 
  • TONY® Award-winning actress Idina Menzel joins fellow Frozen star Kristen Bell for a chilling performance of When We’re Together from Olafs Frozen Adventure (2017)
  • Boyz II Men take on Let It Snow alongside December Baby singer/songwriter JoJo (2016)
  • World renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lends his voice to a rendition of White Christmas (2018)
  • Aloe Blacc performs Ive got Your Xmas Right Here (2018)
  • Global superstar Becky G performs Santa Baby (2016)
  • Following the release of his new album Christmas in the Islands, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global reggae/dancehall & pop music icon Shaggy sings Jamaican Drummer Boy (2019)

What performances are you most excited to see this year?