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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Perry

The Holidays Are Coming to Universal Orlando!

Not even the Grinch can steal the Holidays this year - the Holiday festivities are coming to Universal Orlando! Get in the spirit with Holiday shows and decorations in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Nobody wraps up the Holidays into a mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure like Universal Orlando Resort.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • Festive Decor: Enjoy festive décor and brilliant lighting to send your spirit soaring in both Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Holiday Merchandise and Treats: Enjoy special Holiday merchandise and everyone’s seasonal favorite, hot Butterbeer™.

  • The Frog Choir: At Hogsmeade™ in Islands of Adventure, The Frog Choir will serenade you with seasonal melodies.

  • Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees: At Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared just for the occasion.

NEW Universal’s Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons

In this brand new walk-through experience at Universal Studios, you’ll get closer than ever to larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats. There’s never been a better chance to get your photo with these beloved giant balloons. Santa Claus himself will be there to pose for photos as well.

NEW Universal’s Holiday Character Celebration

Merry and mayhem come together at Universal Studios. Celebrate throughout the day as Illumination’s mischievous Minions and some of your favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar come out to make appearances and spread Holiday cheer.

The Grinch™ & The Whos

Over in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, celebrate the Grinchmas™ season as the mean, green one and the resident Whos appear in Seuss Landing. It’s just not the Who-lidays without an appearance from The Grinch™. Holiday Tree Hunt

Purchase the Holiday Tree Hunt brochure to enjoy a fun scavenger hunt locating decorated Holiday trees in Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk and receive a special Holiday ornament. Separate theme park admission required to enter the theme parks. Restrictions apply.

NEW Holiday Treat Trail

If you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, this is way better. Buy each of the five designated treats throughout Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure on the Holiday Treat Trail and get a complimentary sixth treat to enjoy. You’ll need valid theme park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to complete the Holiday Treat Trail. Restrictions apply.

Plus, Put a Bow on the Season at Universal's Hotels!

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, all the traditional feasts and Holiday décor are here, along with a few surprises.

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