Get Ready to #HolidayLikeThis – Holidays Celebration Begins Nov. 17 at Universal Orlando Resort

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grinchmas, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. It’s that time of the year again at Universal Orlando Resort as the theme park resort gets ready to #HolidayLikeThis and kick off their annual holiday celebrations.

Here are just SOME of the highlights guests can experience during the holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is already one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created. And now for the Holidays, it will transform into a wizarding wonderland with themed decorations, garlands and lights throughout the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed performances by the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs – and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations. There will also be seasonal food and beverages – including hot Butterbeer.

And, as night falls, guests will revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit as Christmas moments inspired by the Wizarding World come to life on Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”

Bob the Minion will be chasing after his favorite teddy bear in the new Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

Bob the Minion will be chasing after his favorite teddy bear in the new Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Merry and mayhem combine as Santa Claus, the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, Shrek and Madagascar take the streets for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – including more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more.  Guests may also get the opportunity to dance and interact with some of the characters during special appearances prior to the parade.

Grinchmas at Seuss Landing

Grinchmas at Seuss Landing

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

See the maven of mischief himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring the mean, green one – and special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville throughout Seuss Landing. Guests may also join the Grinch and his friends at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous for a separately ticketed breakfast on select dates (tickets for this festive breakfast are now available).

Mannheim Steamroller performs at Universal Studios Florida

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida

The best-selling holiday artist of all time, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the sounds of the season. Guests can take in live concerts at the Music Plaza Stage on the following nights: Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.

For more information on Holidays and New Year’s Eve offerings at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.

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Clint

Clint

Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed