Cast of Newsies, Phillip Phillips, Yolanda Adams and More Will Perform on ABC's "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"

By Andrew Gans
December 5, 2012

"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.