Holidays Celebration at Universal Orlando 2018 – Dates Announced

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Last year brought all new holiday experiences to the Universal Orlando Resort including a completely reinvented Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s and Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. All of the new events and more will be returning for this holiday season.

This year’s holiday celebration will run from November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Grinchmas, Mannheim Steamroller and more will also be returning along side the new offerings that were introduced last year. Book your holiday vacation with our friends at Destinations in Florida for free by clicking here! See below for full event details and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle is back. Revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit nightly in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

While in Hogsmeade, take in the festive décor, listen to the Frog Choir sing holiday themed songs and grab a Hot Butterbeer. Then head over to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida to see more stunning holiday decorations throughout London and Diagon Alley. And you won’t want to miss the talented Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees sing their holiday hits.

Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is returning to the streets of Universal Studios Florida. This colorful parade fills the streets with music, confetti, and some of your favorite characters, including the Despicable Me Minions, Shrek and Fiona, King Julien, the Penguins of Madagascar, and more! And, of course, there’s a visit from Santa as he rides high in the sky on a beautiful float, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Grinchmas is returning to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Hear the tale of the Grinch and help the Whos down in Whoville save Christmas during a wonderful live stage show. Sing along to all your favorite songs and get into the Grinchmas spirit. You can even start your morning off with breakfast with the Grinch himself (reservations required). Then stroll through Seuss Landing, all decked out for Christmas by the bustling Whos as they get their final preparations in order for Christmas.

Mannheim Steamroller

Fan-favorite Mannheim Steamroller will be returning to perform live on the Music Plaza Stage. Their performances will take place on select night during the months of November and December.

Resort-Wide Celebration

The festively decorated on-site hotels at Universal Orlando will be just as beautiful this year. Each resort has décor specific to their location and provides a wonderful backdrop for family holiday photos. You can meet Santa Claus, watch tree lightings, indulge in special holiday treats, and see all the decorations – all while on vacation.

EVE at Universal CityWalk

The whole year’s been leading up to this: EVE, an electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal CityWalk. Enjoy signature drinks. Revel in incredible CityWalk clubs with live music. Savor unlimited delicious gourmet cuisine. And you can rock out on Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor. (Separately ticketed event. 21+ only.)

Start planning your trip now — and get ready to take your holidays to the next level. Click here to request your free Orlando vacation quote. Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida will help you plan all aspects of your trip including theme park tickets, hotel, and more, and the best part is, her service is completely FREE!

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