Julianne Hough & Ariana DeBose kicked off The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on Sunday evening (Nov. 28).
Performing from Walt Disney World Resort, Hough and DeBose kicked off the holiday celebration with a festive medley that included “We Need A Little Christmas” and “Holiday.”
The medley kicked off as Hough exited a horse and carriage before she danced her way down Main Street. DeBose performed “Holiday” in front of the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue. Beneath a grand-finale worthy fireworks display, their performance concluded with a dance routine alongside Daisy and Donald Duck, Chip & Dale, Minnie and Mickey Mouse.
“One of my favorite things about this show in general is the opening number, and this year we’re going to be doing this amazing opening piece, where we get to sing and are dancing,” Hough explained, before DeBose added, “It’s a true triple threat realness. It’s really awesome, and we’re really dancing.”
The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration also featured performances from AFTR PRTY, Julianne Hough, Ariana DeBose, Kristin Chenoweth, Chance The Rapper, Darren Criss, Brett Eldredge, NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Norah Jones, Jimmie Allen, Gwen Stefani, Sebastian Yatra and more.
Co-hosted by Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose, the star-studded two-hour special aired on Sunday, November 28 at 7/6c on ABC.