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Universal Orlando Resort’s All-New Holidays Celebration Brings More Experiences Than Ever Before

Guests Can Enjoy an Epic Holiday Celebration, Featuring New Experiences like Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s and Beloved Classics like Grinchmas, Mannheim Steamroller Concerts and More

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Orlando, Fla. (November 17, 2017) – Running daily through Jan. 6, guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of year at Universal Orlando Resort’s destination-wide Holidays celebration. Guests of all ages will enjoy a Holiday celebration like no other where they can witness the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, watch all-new larger-than-life balloons and floats fill the streets during the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, uncover the true meaning of Grinchmas, rock around the Music Plaza Stage to Mannheim Steamroller – and more.  


See below for more information about each experience included in Universal’s Holidays celebration – and click here for a sneak peek at what’s in store.


NEW! Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For the first time ever, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Guests will be surrounded by uniquely themed Christmas decorations, garlands and lights as they walk the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. They will also enjoy special holiday themed food and holiday performances by the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. And as night falls, state-of-the-art projection mapping and lighting will wrap Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” – which will bring incredible Christmas moments inspired by the Harry Potter series to life. 


NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Guests will experience an awe-inspiring and highly entertaining parade like no other during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s award-winning Entertainment team has worked to create a massive parade that will highlight traditional holiday favorites and some of today’s most popular characters. The all-new parade will feature more than 30 larger-than-life floats and balloons that can’t be seen anywhere else, plus more than 100 performers and appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and more.  



Guests will watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes during a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic in the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” and join the merry Whos from Who-ville as they celebrate the true meaning of the season and bring Grinchmas to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And, on sale now, guests can enjoy a festive breakfast with the Grinch and his friends on select dates.  


Mannheim Steamroller

Holiday music sensation, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Orlando to spread cheer for all to hear during live concerts at Universal Studios Florida on Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.  


Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration is included with regular theme park admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.  For more information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Holidays.


About Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.  

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, feature a total of 5,600 rooms and are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort consistently unveils all-new guest experiences, including powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park, and Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, an immersive and interactive attraction in Universal Studios Florida.


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