Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled details for its Holidays celebration, beginning 12NOV and running daily through 01JAN 2023. Throughout the entire destination, guests can celebrate the holiday period with an collection of festivities featuring some of pop culture’s most iconicstories and characters – all brought to life in experiences that range from traditional merriments to twists on holiday classics.
This holiday season, theme park guests can witness a transformation of Hogwarts castle during “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, meet “the mean, green one himself,” the Grinch, during Grinchmas, watch balloons and floats take the streets during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and more.
Highlights of holiday experiences include:
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform into wizarding wonderlands for the Holidays, complete with festive décor throughout the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley that includes themed decorations, garlands and lights. Guests can also enjoy special holiday-themed performances from the Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs, in Hogsmeade and the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensation, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, in Diagon Alley.
And once night falls in Hogsmeade, guests can revel in a projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by the beloved “Harry Potter” stories in “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida
Fan-favorite characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar – along with balloons, colorful holiday floats and hundreds of festive performers – fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Santa Claus also makes an appearance during the parade – leading a finale that culminates with the lighting of the park’s 80-foot Christmas Tree.
Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The spirit of Grinchmas comes to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring the Grinch.
The celebration continues in Seuss Landing, which will be adorned in yuletide décor, including oversized candy canes, twisting Christmas trees, wreaths and tinsel ornaments. While strolling the land, guests can enjoy special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville as they prepare for their favorite holiday throughout Seuss Landing – and even meet the Grinch for a special photo opportunity.
Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida
Mannheim Steamroller returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the sounds of the season with live performances on 03, 04, 10, and 11DEC.
Additional Holiday Festivities Across the Resort
There’s more to be had this holiday season at Universal Orlando with holiday-themed merchandise, food and beverage offerings, character encounters, seasonal décor and celebratory activities at Universal’s hotels, and more. Additional details about Holiday offerings at Universal Orlando Resort will be revealed "soon."
Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration is included with regular admission to the theme parks.
For more information Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit its web site.