Disney knows exactly how to make Christmas magical, and their 2021 parade special proved that once again. But when was the entire event filmed?
Every year, Disney brings together a Christmas Parade that features serval live performances and a look at iconic characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and others performing.
This year, things were very similar, but are these shows recorded live?
When was Disney’s Christmas Parade special filmed?
The Disney Christmas Parade was filmed earlier and is not a live event. As per Dad’s Guide to WDW, the show was filmed in Anaheim, CA. Meanwhile, some parts of the event were filmed in various locations.
To begin with, the musical performances were shot at Hollywood Studios on November 3, Animal Kingdom on November 4, and Magic Kingdom from November 5 to 7.
It does not come as a surprise to know that the show was filed nearly a month in advance as a lot of editing is done before the final product is broadcast.
Who hosted the show?
The show was hosted by Derek and Julianne Hough at Disney World and Trevor Jackson and Sherry Cola at Disneyland in California.
Meanwhile, the event also saw performances from several artists. Here’s a list of all of them:
- Derek Hough and Julianne Hough – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
- Jimmie Allen – “White Christmas”
- Kristin Chenoweth – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
- Darren Criss – “Christmas Dance”
- Meg Donnelly – “Jingle Bell Rock”
- Brett Eldredge – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
- Norah Jones – “Run Rudolph Run”
- Pentatonix – “I Saw Three Ships”
- Gwen Stefani – “Cheer for the Elves”
What are other shows to watch on Christmas?
Here’s a list of other shows that you can watch on Christmas:
- The Wizard of Oz: 8 pm ET on TBS
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Netflix or 7:30 pm ET on ABC
- Doctor Who Christmas Special: BBC America or HBO Max
Viewers react to 2021 parade
It did not take long for viewers to react to the parade. Here’s a look at what they had to say:
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