NEWS: Everything Coming to Universal Orlando for the Holidays
The holidays will officially be celebrated at Universal Orlando from November 17th through December 31st this year. And, we just found out a lot more about what’s going to be happening!
Holidays at Universal 2023
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The holidays will be celebrated in both parts of the Wizarding World — Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure. Both lands will be decorated for the season!
In Diagon Alley, you can check out Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in their holiday outfits singing festive songs. Over in Hogsmeade, you can check out the holiday performance from the Frog Choir.
Hogwarts will also be lit up for the holidays! The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle will be happening from dusk until park close.
There will also be holiday merchandise and hot Butterbeer in both lands.
Seuss Landing will be decorated spectacularly for the holidays! It’s like a scene right out of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
You can hang out with the resident Whos including the Grinch himself! He will have a meet and greet opportunity in the land for the holidays.
You can also watch the Grinch’s story unfold during The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. This musical show is a live retelling of the classic tale, there is even a real-life dog playing Max!
If you want even more fun, you can check out the Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast, which you can read more about right here.
Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
At Universal Studios Florida, you can experience the holiday parade! You’ll see those iconic Macy’s parade balloons themed after some fan favorite characters.
There will also be appearances from the Minions, as well as characters from Shrek and Madagascar. This parade happens every single night!
There will be live performances from Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida! These will take place on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th.
If you want even more holiday fun, you can take Universal’s Holiday Tour. This includes a meet and greet with the Grinch, reserved show seating, food, entertainment and more.
Find out more about it right here!
Holidays at the Universal Hotels
There are also a bunch of holiday celebrations happening at the Universal hotels on select dates from November 11th, 2023 – January 6th, 2024. Get ready for themed food, decorations, and other festivities!
At Universal’s Premier and Preferred Hotels, you can expect holiday meals, parties, and entertainment. Here’s a closer look at what’s happening, but you can also read more right here.
Prime Value and Value Hotels will be hosting celebrations as well. You can expect a rooftop party for New Year’s, Turkey Bowling, holiday meals, and more. Check out the details here.
More Holiday Fun
You can also expect themed and festive food, merchandise, and more at the parks and Universal CityWalk! Read more about it below:
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the Universal Orlando Holidays!
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