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Surprise! The 'Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade' Is Not Live

By Anna Quintana

Watching the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade is a holiday tradition for many — because who better to see on your television screen on Christmas morning than Mickey and Minnie Mouse? 

However, some viewers often wonder if the annual parade is actually taped on Christmas — or if it's just a little TV magic. Hint: don't believe everything you see. 

So, is the Disney Christmas Day Parade live? 

Unfortunately, no. The parade does not actually take place on December 25 — but viewers have the illusion thanks to the magic of Disney. In 2018, the show was actually taped sometime in mid-November, and hosts Jordan Fisher and Sarah Hyland provided the clues.