Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the holidays and we were invited to check it all out this past weekend. Join us now as we share some of the memorable highlights for the 2018 Universal Holidays!

Snowfall in the Wizarding World

For the first time ever, snow actually falls in the Wizarding World. Pair that with the holiday decorations in the land and the nightly Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle projection show and you have quite the magical Christmas lineup!

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Frog Choir returns once again bringing yuletide cheer to the Wizarding World. (Image © Universal. All rights reserved.)

Festive Characters

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Eats and Treats


This is not available year-round so we always seize the chance to have HOT BUTTERBEER.

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Lard Lad seemingly pulls double duty supplying Who-Ville the base for some holiday delights.

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Much to our chagrin, the Who Hash was sold out at the Universal Plaza Grill. The magical dish is comprised of Corned beef, cheese, tater tots!

Holiday Dinner is back again this year with roast turkey, pigs in blankets, vegetables, roasted, and potatoes. (Image © Universal. All rights reserved.)

Returning Grinchmas Favorites

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Meet the Grinch, Max, and Who-ville Residents



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Merry Minions and a Happy Gru Year

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Festive Decor Park-Wide

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Universal CityWalk


  • 40-foot tall Christmas tree with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the 5 Towers plaza.
  • Santa Claus will make daily appearances and offer special photo opportunities at 5 Towers.
  • Holiday dancing water fountain with over 230 individual power jets choreographed with holiday-themed music.
  • Free concert performances at “5 Towers” and street performers

Merch Run


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See it for Yourself

“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will take place daily from November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

“Grinchmas” will take place weekends on December 1-2 and 8-9, and daily from December 14 through December 30, 2018.