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How To Watch the Christmas Day Parade on TV in 2023

We tell you how to watch the 2023 Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade on live TV via cable TV, streaming services, and OTA antennas.

Wanna know how to watch the Christmas parade on TV? We have all the information you need to watch the 40th annual Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade live on ABC or the day after Christmas on Hulu or Disney+.

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What is the 2023 Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade?

ABC filmed two annual holiday specials, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and the 40th annual Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, live at the Walt Disney World Resort. The former aired on Thanksgiving weekend, while the Christmas parade airs on ABC on Monday, December 25 at 10 a.m. Eastern, then streams next-day on Hulu and Disney+.

“Wonderful World” hosts Derek and Julianne Hough also host the Magical Christmas Parade, with support from two co-hosts, country singer Mickey Guyton and The Bachelor/The Golden Bachelor host Jesse Palmer.

In addition to appearances from iconic Disney characters, the two-hour program features performances from the Houghs, Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Iam Tongi (American Idol), Meg Donnelly (The Winchesters), the Broadway and North American touring casts of Disney’s Aladdin, and The Smashing Pumpkins (performing a new original holiday tune, “Evergreen”).

How to watch the Christmas parade on cable in 2023

All cable and satellite TV providers should carry ABC, so if you have Xfinity, Verizon FiosDIRECTV, DISH Network, or another cable or satellite TV provider, you’re ready to watch the Christmas parade on live TV.

How to stream the Christmas parade live in 2023

The same goes for live TV streaming services—most of them have your local ABC affiliate.

To stream the Christmas parade live, try YouTube TV, our perennial Editor’s Choice pick for the best overall live TV streaming service. If you don’t want YouTube TV, try DIRECTV STREAM and .

You can stream the Christmas parade on demand with Hulu and Disney+.

Find more Christmas movies and shows with CTV guides has more holiday what-to-watch guides so you can find Christmas movies and shows to watch after the Christmas parade.

How to watch the Christmas Parade free in 2023

Christmas can drain your wallet, but don’t worry—you can watch the Christmas parade free (or close to free) with streaming service free trials or an affordable over-the-air (OTA) TV antenna.

Live TV streaming service free trials

There is no shame in signing up for a free trial, watching the Christmas parade, and then canceling—before the trial ends—so you pay nothing.

To watch the Christmas parade live by exploiting free trials, try YouTube TV because, if you decide to keep the service after the 7-day trial, you’ll get it for $50.99 monthly (that’s $22 off, a 30% discount) for three months.

Other live TV streaming services that offer free trials include Fubo (7 days) and DIRECTV STREAM (5 days).

To watch the Christmas parade on demand, we recommend the ad-free version of Hulu, which has a 30-day trial.

Over-the-air (OTA) TV antennas

You’ll have to pay for OTA TV antennas, but they’re affordable—and the live TV channels are free forever after purchasing the device. An easy-to-install Mohu Leaf antenna costs $30–$60 on Amazon and picks up all your local channels and subchannels within 40–60 miles of your home.

Where to watch The Christmas Parade movie (2014)

Did Google send you here when all you wanted to know was how to watch The Christmas Parade (2014) Hallmark movie? Well, the JustWatch links below show you which TV providers and streaming services have the film. And for extra Hallmark Christmas Movie cheese, see our guide to Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas Movies.

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