Universal Orlando Resort Announces Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Today Universal Orlando Resort announced some exciting news for Harry Potter fans.  For the first time ever, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

During this special celebration, guests will be able to see Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley all decked out in festive décor, indulge in new holiday food and drinks, watch a unique lighting of Hogwarts Castle, view a new holiday parade, and more.

Here’s all the details from Universal:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Festive garlands décor, each with it’s own unique detail, will complement the shops and architecture. These fantastic textures will surround you as you wander the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

You’ll also be able to enjoy new holiday food, drink and entertainment throughout both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. I can already hear the Frog Choir rehearsing their new numbers!

The Christmas celebration will crescendo nightly as a festive spell will be cast onto Hogwarts castle, cascading it in décor, candlelight and festive moments inspired by the films. Using the latest in mapped projection technology, Hogwarts Castle will transform itself into a yuletide display, gifting fans with an amazing, new view.

The holidays have always been a special time for Hogwarts students. And we’re going to capture that same spirit, allowing you to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter like never before.

New Holiday Parade

And that’s not all.

This year, we’re introducing the new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment. You’ll enjoy newly designed floats, festive balloons and your favorite Universal characters in Universal Studios Florida.

Santa Claus is going to have his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek.

We’re also partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring this parade to life.


These new holiday experiences will take place daily from November 18, 2017 – January 6, 2018.

Be sure to check out the sneak peak video below: