We are just a few days away from the spookiest night of the year! ...Which means at the stroke of midnight that night, BAM! We're into the holiday spirit. You can bet that there'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and at Universal Orlando you know that it'll be the jolliest season of the year. Like holiday seasons of the past at Universal Orlando, this special time of year offers a unique way to get into the holiday mood and spend quality time with your closest family and friends. Let's take a look at some of things you can experience this year when everything kicks off on November 17th.
From the wondrous spectacle of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, coming face-to-face with everyone’s favorite green grouch, the Grinch, during Grinchmas, to gazing at the floats and larger-than-life balloons during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, there are boundless opportunities for guests to enjoy at Universal Orlando this holiday season.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure
Holiday magic fills The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as the streets of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade transform into a wizarding holiday wonderland overflowing with festively themed décor, lights, garland and more. The nighttime spectacle, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle,” returns to Hogsmeade at Universal Islands of Adventure bringing to life a stunning projection show highlighting Christmas moments and holiday spirit inspired by the beloved characters and stories of the “Harry Potter” films.
The Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs also returns to Hogsmeade with a special holiday-themed performance, plus guests can groove to the music of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensation, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, in Diagon Alley.
Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida
Guests will gaze in awe as beloved pop culture-inspired stories from Illumination’s Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. These beloved stories come to life as larger-than-life balloons, colorful holiday floats and hundreds of jolly performers embark on a picturesque journey that culminates in a stunning finale including a special appearance by Santa Claus and the lighting of the magnificent 80-foot Christmas tree.
Grinchmas at Universal Islands of Adventure
Revel in the spirit of Grinchmas at Universal Islands of Adventure where the Grinch stars in the live retelling of the Dr. Seuss holiday classic, the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.”
Seuss Landing will transport guests into a whimsical atmosphere decked out with oversized candy canes, twisty Christmas trees, stunning tinsel ornaments and more. There will even be appearances from the Whos from Who-ville and a special photo opportunity that brings guests face-to-face with the mean, green one himself, the Grinch.
Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida
The top-selling holiday artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, will return to Universal Studios Florida to get guests into the holiday spirit with live performances on December 2, 3, 9 and 10.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s even more Holiday cheer to be found around every corner at Universal Orlando Resort with a wide variety of additional, unique add-on experiences.
Universal’s Holiday Tour
Guests can enjoy a guided tour that gives them special access to all the beloved holiday entertainment experiences taking place across the destination, including:
A chance to meet the maven of mischief himself, the Grinch, and his dog, Max, while enjoying small bites, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages
Reserved seating at the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” in Universal Islands of Adventure
A meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Santa Claus in Universal Studios Florida
An exclusive, after-hours showing of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal Islands of Adventure to complete the night’s festivities
**Pricing begins at $85.19 per person (tax inclusive) and separate theme park admission with a 1-Day 2-Park Park-to-Park ticket is required.
The Holiday Celebration Continues at Universal CityWalk and Universal Orlando’s Hotels
Your can keep the celebration going at Universal CityWalk with seasonal food and beverage and special entertainment. Plus, all eight Universal Orlando Resort hotels will be decked out with festive décor that enhances each hotel’s theme – and the whole family can indulge in holiday feasts and activities. Special menus will be available at Universal hotels for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, and there will also be menorah lighting ceremonies and more. Select hotels even offer special holiday entertainment like Christmas tree lightings and strolling carolers.
Don't miss your chance to experience the fun! However you holiday, whether you’re feeling merry or full of mischief, this is the place to let loose and set your festive side free. You Do Yule at Universal Orlando Resort, Nov. 17 - Dec. 31. Ready to start planning? Request a quote today!