Universal Orlando Christmas Events and Dates
Universal Orlando Resort has released details of Holiday events. Merry, mischief and thrills begin November 16th, 2019 and run through January 5th 2020.
Universal during Christmas offers a winter “fun”-derland that the entire family will enjoy. There will be incredible holiday experiences that put a twist on traditional:
- Witness a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle during “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- Meet the maven of mischief himself, The Grinch, during Grinchmas.
- Experience merry and mayhem with the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and other beloved characters during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.
Access to Holidays festivities are included with admission to the theme parks or with an Annual Pass (blockout dates apply).
See our full Universal Holiday Event Guide.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Wizarding World of Harry Potter transforms for the Holidays into a wizarding wonderland. The streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley become adorned in themed decorations, garlands and lights. Sounds of special holiday-themed performances filling the air. Listen to both magical and Muggle Christmas carols from the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs. Enjoy the unique holiday hits of one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations: Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
There will also be seasonal food and beverages – including HOT BUTTERBEER! Soooooo delicious! 😋
As night falls, enjoy a stunning projection of holiday spirit as the castle bursts to life for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s
Merry and mayhem take to the streets of Universal Studios for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The parade features the fun of the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me. Also included is the family of Shrek and the friendship of Madagascar, plus lots more characters and fun.
This parade includes more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more.
Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
See the maven of mischief himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando. Enjoy the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”. This live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic stars The Grinch.
Also see special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville as they prepare for their favorite holiday throughout Seuss Landing.
Enjoy a separately ticketed breakfast on select dates that includes meet and greets with the mean, green one and his friends at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous.
Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida
The best-selling holiday artists of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the traditional sounds of the season.
Take in live concerts on select nights. Dates yet to be announced.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Universal Orlando
Ring in 2020 with various New Year’s Eve celebrations across the destination that offer something for everyone. Family friendly festivities at Universal Studios Florida to the ultimate upscale party for guests 21 and up at EVE at Universal CityWalk. More information about Universal Orlando’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will be revealed at a later time.