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Universal Orlando’s Holiday Celebration Starts this Saturday


Starting this Saturday, 16th November, 2019 and running every day until the 5th January, 2020, merry mischief and holiday fun will take over Universal Orlando Resort for its annual Holiday celebration.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Guests can experience the wonder of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure as the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed for the holidays.

Both lands will have themed decorations, garlands and lights alongside the sounds of special holiday-themed performances filling the air.  

Guests can watch the Frog Choir as they sing both magical and Muggle Christmas Carols in Hogsmeade, or enjoy the Wizarding World’s much loved musical sensations, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Diagon Alley.

When the evening falls, guests can watch The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle projection show, featuring holiday moments inspired the stories of J.K. Rowling.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Merry mayhem is set to take to the streets of Universal Studios Florida with Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

Featuring the fun of the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, the family of Shrek and the friendship of Madagascar, this parade includes 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats…

…Not forgetting to mention the hundreds of performers and more. Photos from a previous parade can be found below.

Grinchmas – Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Grinchmas returns to Universal’s Islands of Adventure this year with the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live action retelling of a Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic.

RELATED: Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular Returns to Universal’s Islands of Adventure on 16th November

Manheim Steamroller

Enjoy the holiday sounds of the best-selling holiday artist of all time, Manheim Steamroller, returning to Universal Studios Florida for a limited time. Guests can enjoy live concerts on the Music Plaza Stage on the listed dates below.


  • 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th


  • 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th
Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday festivities at Universal Orlando are included with normal park admission or with an Annual Pass (however blockout dates apply).

For more information on Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit the official website.


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