Universal Orlando Resort is gearing up for the most magical time of the year! The resort's epic holiday traditions and characters are back, bigger and louder than ever before for 51 days and nights of one-of-a-kind festive experiences during this year's Holidays celebration beginning November 13 through January 2.
This year, guests will be able to take part in the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, meet the maven of mischief himself, The Grinch, during Grinchmas, and experience the larger-than-life return of Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's. All of these fun and exciting events are included in the price of theme park admission.
Below is a list of events:
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure
The streets of Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, and London will become beautifully adorned with themed decorations, garlands, and lights as the sounds of special holiday-themed performances fill the air. Guests can sip on hot Butterbeer while they listen to Christmas carols from the Frog Choir comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs, as well as the unique holiday hits of one of the wizarding world's most popular singing sensations, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
Guests can cap off their evening in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure to enjoy "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle" - a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle with a stunning projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by beloved Harry Potter films.
Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure
See the maven of mischief himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando where guests can enjoy the "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular" - a hilarious live retelling of Dr. Seuss's holiday classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring The Grinch with special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville.
And the celebration continues in Seuss Landing, which is completely transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with yuletide décor, including oversized candy canes, Christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful tinsel ornamenting the land. And guests can keep an eye out for resident Whos spreading Who-liday joy as they prepare for their favorite holiday.
Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's at Universal Studios Florida
With the return of Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's, guests can experience the excitement as more than 30 larger-than-life balloons take the streets of Universal Studios Florida, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination's Despicable Me and other fan-favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation's Shrek and Madagascar. This parade also features beautifully decorated floats and hundreds of festive performers that fill the streets with holiday cheer. And guests won't want to miss the spectacular finale led by the one and only Santa Claus as he passes by and lights the breathtaking 80-foot Christmas Tree that has become a holiday icon at Universal Studios Florida.
Not only will guests be able to experience everything mentioned above, but they will also have delicious food and beverage options, as well as themed merchandise perfect for gifting that will have guests feeling the holiday spirit throughout their visit.
Universal Orlando's hotels will also partake in the merriment of the season, with incredible seasonal décor, and holiday activities like festive meals, strolling carolers, holiday crafts, and more.
For more information on Universal Orlando Resort during the holidays, please visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.