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Holidays at Universal Orlando are back for 2021 and better than ever. These holiday celebration begins November 13 through January 2.
Guests can join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, meet the Grinch himself, during Grinchmas, and experience the larger-than-life return of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and it’s all included with theme park admission.
Here are more details about the experiences guests can enjoy this holiday season:
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The streets of Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley and London will become beautifully adorned with themed decorations, garlands and lights as the sounds of special holiday-themed performances fill the air. Guests can sip on hot Butterbeer while they listen to Christmas carols from the Frog Choir comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs, as well as the unique holiday hits of one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
Guests can also enjoy an evening in Hogsmeade by watching “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle”. It is a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle with a stunning projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by beloved Harry Potter films.
You can check out the Hogwarts Castle Show and more on the VIP tour of the holiday activities to come.
Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
See the Grinch himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando where guests can enjoy the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”. A hilarious live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring The Grinch with special appearances by the merry Whos of Who-ville.
Grinchmas continues in Seuss Landing, which is completely transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with yuletide décor, including oversized candy canes, Christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful tinsel Decorating Seuss landing. Make sure you can keep an eye out for resident Whos spreading Who-liday joy as they prepare for their favorite holiday.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida
With the return of Universal’s Greatest Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, guests can experience as much as 30 larger-than-life balloons as they take the streets of Universal Studios. Including appearances of the Minions from Despicable Me and other fan-favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar. This parade also features beautifully decorated floats and hundreds of festive performers that fill the streets with holiday cheer.
Make sure to keep an eye out for Santa as he passes by on a spectacular float and lights the breathtaking 80-foot Christmas Tree that has become a holiday icon at Universal Studios Florida. Don’t forget to look for Earl the Squirrel in the Christmas Tree.
In addition to these spectacular experiences, there are even more holiday festivities in store around every corner, including delicious food and beverage options and themed merchandise. The merriment continues at Universal’s hotels, where guests will be surrounded by incredible seasonal décor and enjoy holiday activities like festive meals, strolling carolers, holiday crafts and more.
Make sure to stay tuned for more Holidays at Universal Orlando information.