Holiday festivities begin at Universal Orlando Resort on November 18, and the celebration of the season continues through January 6, 2018. With a brand new line-up of seasonal entertainment from Hogwarts to Whoville, there’s no shortage of Christmas cheer all through the parks!
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The streets of London and Diagon Alley are beautifully lit and covered in festive decorations, creating a magical atmosphere. Enjoy special treats and beverages at the local vendors and special performances by Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. You can also catch buskers at King’s Cross Station performing holiday classics as you make your way to the Hogwarts Express when you’re ready to make the journey to Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure. All the famous store fronts are fully decked out in garlands and lights, also offering special treats only for the holiday season. The Frog Choir has prepared a special show, and each evening ends in a nighttime spectacular with stunning projections wrapping around the Hogwarts Castle.
Macy’s Holiday Parade
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s features over a dozen brand new balloons this year. The parade boasts more than 15 floats designed exclusively for Universal Orlando including characters from Madagascar, Shrek and Minions. The finale includes a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure
As you enter Seuss Landing, completely covered in holiday cheer, you’re likely to come across residents of Whoville wandering around, full of excitement about the holiday season. At the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, guests can witness a live retelling of the infamous Christmas tale, starring the Grinch and other local Whos. Accompanied by music from Mannheim Steamroller, the show is full of singings, dancing and hilarious antics.
Get even more Grinchmas at the Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™ . The breakfast, which costs $34.99 plus tax for adults and $20.99 plus tax for children, includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and special appearances from the mischievous green guy himself. This experience is available on select dates in November and December from 8-10 AM.
Mannheim Steamroller is back on the Music Plaza stage at Universal for the holidays. The concerts, free with park admission will feature all of the classic compositions that have become synonymous with the Christmas season. You can catch performances in November on 11/18, 11/19, 11/25, and 11/26. December dates include 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, and 12/17.
Daily access to the festivities is included in regular park admission, so all you need to get in on the holiday fun is a ticket to Universal Orlando Resort. Find discount Universal tickets and more on tickets2you.com!