Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort Will Include Wizarding World Decorations, Special Hogwarts Castle Show and a New Parade
We've barely broken out the swim trunks here at the frog pond, but our minds have already leaped ahead to the holiday season. We may have sprayed our laptops with coffee over the exciting news that Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort along with a brand new holiday parade and other holiday entertainment. The new holiday fun will run daily Nov. 18, 2017, through Jan. 8, 2018. Best of all, the Universal Orlando holiday festivities will be included with regular admission! Don we now our ugly Christmas sweaters as we dive into Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all of the Holidays at Universal Orlando entertainment.
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
I mean ... do I need to say anything else? OK, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will both feature festive holiday decorations on the buildings and within the shops of the Wizarding World. You'll be tempted by holiday-themed food and drinks, as well as Christmas entertainment inside the Wizarding Worlds in Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure.
The trimming on the tree, so to speak, will be a new show that takes place on Hogwarts Castle at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Featuring the latest in mapped-projection technology, this new show will "cast a spell" onto the castle and feature iconic Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series.
Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
A brand-new parade will be stepping off at Universal Studios Florida. The Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's will feature newly designed floats featuring Dreamworks favorites from Madagascar, Shrek and Despicable Me. Yes, there will be minions. Santa too. Macy's will be providing new balloons and there will be plenty of other holiday fun included in this new parade.
The green sourpuss himself, The Grinch, will be returning to Islands of Adventure. Watch the green guy bring his signature snark to the Christmas Who-liday Spectacular at Seuss Landing.
Once again, the festive sounds of modern Christmas music will be performed by Manheim Steamroller. Like last year, we expect these concerts to take place during weekends at Universal Studios Florida.
More to Come during Holidays at Universal Orlando ...
You can bet we'll be packing our bags for Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s and all of the other Holidays at Universal Orlando entertainment this coming holiday season! Universal will be announcing more holiday additions and features as the year rolls along. We'll update this post, as well as our Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Events in 2017 post with the latest and greatest.
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