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Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

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Experience the merry, mischief and thrills of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration this year starting mid-November and running until early January. Here are some of the attractions and events you can enjoy during Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: This immersive theme park transforms for the holidays into a wizarding wonderland. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be decorated with themed adornments, garland and lights; plus special holiday-themed performances of magical and Muggle Christmas carols sung by the Frog Choir. Taste some of the seasonal food and beverages (including hot Butterbeer) and as darkness falls you can enjoy a stunning projection of Christmas moments inspired by J.K. Rowling’s stories on Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida: Watch the fun of the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, the Shrek family and the friendship of Madagascar during this parade which includes more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, and hundreds of performers.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Island of Adventure: See The Grinch in person during the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”, a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic. You can also enjoy a separately-ticketed breakfast that includes meet-and-greets with the mean Mr. Grinch and his friends.

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida: Mannheim Steamroller returns to fill the air with traditional sounds of the season. Take in live concerts on select nights.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Universal Orlando: Ring in 2020 with family-friendly festivities at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s hotels, or attend an upscale party for guests 21 and over at EVE at Universal CityWalk.

Unless noted, access to Holidays festivities are included with admission to the theme parks so you will still get to enjoy all the exhilarating rides and attractions as usual.

Let us know in the comments – which of these holiday experiences sounds like the most fun?

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