Cast of Newsies, Phillip Phillips, Yolanda Adams and More Will Perform on ABC's "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"
By Andrew Gans
"Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade," which will feature a performance from the cast of Broadway's Newsies, will air on ABC Dec. 25 beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings.
Hosts Nick Cannon and Mario Lopez, along with co-host Maria Menounos, will lead the two-hour telecast. Corey Cott and the cast of Newsies will offer a performance of “Carrying the Banner."
The program will also feature special appearances by Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould and Aubrey Emmons-Anderson from ABC’s "Modern Family"; actor Patrick Warburton; Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Gabrielle Douglas; and Daytime TV's Sophia Grace & Rosie. Travel expert and television personality Samantha Brown will check in throughout the two-hour broadcast.
TV watchers can also expect to enjoy performances by country/pop supergroup Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, acoustic queen Colbie Caillat, country superstar Brad Paisley, musician/actor Ross Lynch, Christian rock chart-topper TobyMac, “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and gospel legend Yolanda Adams.
The telecast will also feature a special salute to our Armed Forces and Veterans, including a star-spangled celebration when the United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band marches down Main Street, U.S.A., led by Drum Major Gunnery Sergeant Jesse Barta.
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