Universal Orlando is adding new additions to their holiday event at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure with an all-new show, displays, and new floats.

London waterfront at Universal Studios Florida

For the first time ever, Universal Orlando will transform the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for the holiday season. Festive garland decor will surround both themed areas as you wander the streets of Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley. You’ll also be able to enjoy holiday food, drinks, and entertainment, including an all-new nighttime experience at Hogwarts Castle using projection technology that will feature visual moments inspired by the Harry Potter films.

Hogwarts Castle in Islands of Adventure

Additionally, Universal Orlando will be adding brand new floats and festive balloons, featuring the Minions and DreamWorks characters, to the Holiday Parade.

Universal Orlando’s holiday event is scheduled to run daily from November 18, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

Official press release:
Orlando, Fla. (April 13, 2017) – The most wonderful time of the year is coming to one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created. Universal Orlando Resort announced today that a new Christmas experience is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of its destination-wide Holiday celebration.

Plus, a brand-new parade featuring Macy’s will also join Universal’s epic lineup of Holidays experiences – making Universal Orlando the place to be for Holidays.

These new experiences will join beloved Holiday traditions at Universal Orlando for the destination’s 2017 Holidays celebration, which will run for more dates than ever before from November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Christmas is a special time in the Harry Potter series, and fans from around the world have long wanted to enjoy that part of J.K. Rowling’s compelling story for themselves. This November, the new Christmas experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give guests a special opportunity to see, feel and even taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

As night falls, a magical holiday transformation of Hogwarts castle will take place right before guests’ eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle – bringing holiday spirit and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series to life like never before.

Festive décor like ornate garlands will line the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Each storefront will be decked out with uniquely-themed decorations, and guests will enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and entertainment.

Stay tuned – more details about Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and even more exciting news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be released soon.



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