Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter #UniversalHolidays

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter #UniversalHolidays

If you are heading to Universal Orlando Resort this Christmas, there are some really cool things in store for you. For 2017, they have announced a lot of brand-new holiday experiences coming to the theme park including a new and magical Christmas Celebration in the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, as well as an all-new holiday parade featuring Macy’s. You can get the full details of all of the upcoming holiday festivities below.

Christmas Is Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

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.


Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

A brand-new holiday parade experience will also join Universal Orlando’s resort-wide Holiday celebration beginning this November. UNIVERSAL’S HOLIDAY PARADE FEATURING MACY’S will take place in Universal Studios Florida and feature magnificent new, incredibly-detailed floats and balloons, and beloved characters like the mischievous Minions from Despicable Me, popular DreamWorks characters from Madagascar and Shrek – and even Santa Claus himself.  Universal is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring this new parade experience to life.  More details will be released soon.

Universal Orlando’s resort-wide Holidays celebration – including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – will run daily from November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Access to the festivities is included in regular admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  Guests can now book a special vacation package to experience all of Universal’s epic Holidays entertainment.  Packages start at $165 per adult, per night (tax inclusive) and include four-night hotel accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a 4-day/3-park ticket that includes admission to ALL THREE Universal theme parks – including Universal’s new water theme park, Volcano Bay, which grand opens on May 25, and early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay. For more information, visit

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. I have not yet been to FL or Harry Potter World. It sounds amazing and I would love to visit during the holiday time.

  2. Oh how exciting! I need to go check this out this winter! I love Harry Potter, so yea I need this in my life.
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  3. robin rue says

    That sounds fun. I would love to be at Universal at Christmas time. Hopefully I can make it happen someday.

  4. Wow, that sounds so amazing! That would be the perfect time to go to Disney! Great idea!
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  5. Hahaha I can’t be the only one that read this and just thought “WTH, christmas? It’s not even Summer yet!”. Haven’t been to Universal in years. This might persuade me to make the trip!
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  6. I would love to go to Universal on a normal day, but Harry Potter at Christmas time would be the ultimate dream!
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  7. Oh-em-gee. I know about a dozen friends with kiddos who will LOVE to know about this Harry Potter event. And during the holidays makes it even more magical!
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  8. I’d love to go there for Christmas! Love Harry Potter and my oldest is reading the books right now. So cool and yes in the books Christmas was a special time of year.

  9. This is very cool and makes me want to plan a fun family vacation there. With it being around the holidays it would be very special to see!

  10. First of all I love your blog title and font! I am not a big Harry Potter fan. Okay, I am not really a fan at all. I can count on one hand all the fiction books I have read. I’ve also never been to Orlando. I’d like to go and am always up for traveling around the holidays. I believe in making memories not in exchanging gifts no one needs anyway. This sounds like a great idea for the families with Harry Potter fans!

    • Dawn McAlexander

      Thank you so much! And I am with you on preferring to make memories. I pretty much buy whatever I want anyway as I assume most people do. Time together is much more of a gift to me. 🙂

  11. My bestfriend and I really love the Harry Potter movie so this sounds absolutely incredible! I’m sure this place is really fun and lovely for any Harry Potter fanatics out there and also for the whole family.

  12. I can imagine my eldest having a great time here! It’s awesome and thank you so much for the heads up! It’s definitely going to be really fun for everyone who’s dropping by.
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  13. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh this is going to be really lovely! My kids really want to go to Universal, this sounds like the perfect time to go!

  14. This is definitely be something we would love to go to if we lived a bit closer! Universal studios is on the bucket list for us!!
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  15. This looks like a real treat of Christmas and Harry Potter fans. Seems like they’ve thought of everything to make the experience special.
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  16. We have been waiting for our kids to get a bit older before trying Universal, going over the holidays looks like the perfect time to try it!

  17. I haven’t been to Harry Potter but I totally want too! This looks so fun. We have always been a Disney fam!

  18. This festive will make Christmas become more magical. I’m sure the Harry Potter’s fans are more than happy to know about this. Celebrating Christmas at Universal Studio must be magical.
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  19. We have not been to Harry Potter World but I think my boys would love it. We are already big fans of the books and films about Harry Potter.
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  20. I can’t wait to experience this! I would love to take a quick trip to Universal to go. This would be an amazing experience.

  21. I love Universal at Christmas time! I haven’t been since they added Harry Potter world…but man that would be amazing. Maybe I can convince my hubby to do this for Christmas this year!
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  22. Krystle Cook says

    This looks like such an amazing time! I would love to visit the new Harry Potter part of Universal.

  23. I’ve heard so many good things about Harry Potter at Universal. This makes me want to go even more!
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  24. This is so fun! What a good idea for them. I’d also love to visit this place.

  25. Love Universal and would really like to go for a holiday experience. The Harry Potter train is a family favorite!

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