Sure, theme parks are just starting to gear up for Halloween but announcements have been made about the upcoming holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort! The Florida landmark will be hauling out the holly and a host of familiar fan-favorite offerings during the winter months!

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

WHERE: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” takes place as night falls. Guests will revel in a stunning projection of holiday spirit as Christmas moments inspired by J.K. Rowling’s stories
  • Decorations on Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley with the whole land adorned in themed decorations, garlands and lights with the sounds of special holiday-themed performances filling the air
  • Magical and Muggle Christmas carols from the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs
  • Unique holiday hits of one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
  • Seasonal food and beverages – including hot Butterbeer

Universal Orlando Resort Celebrates The Holiday Season With Nonstop Awesome

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

WHERE: Universal Studios Florida

  • Featuring the fun of the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, the family of Shrek and the friendship of Madagascar
  • Includes larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more
  • A spectacular finale led by the one and only Santa Claus the includes the lighting of the park’s 80-foot Christmas Tree

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WHERE: Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” is a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring “The Grinch”
  • Meet the Grinch, for a special photo opportunity
  • Special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville as they prepare for their favorite holiday throughout Seuss Landing
  • Seuss Landing will be adorned in whimsical yuletide décor, including oversized candy canes, twisting Christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful tinsel ornaments.

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Holiday Celebrations

WHERE: Universal’s Hotels

  • The merriment continues when guests stay at Universal’s hotels, which feature seasonal décor, holiday-themed merchandise, food and beverage offerings, character encounters, seasonal décor and celebratory activities

See it for Yourself

Holiday festivities at Universal Orlando Resort take place November 12, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

For more information on Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit

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