Universal Orlando Resort Announces 2022 Holiday Celebrations

Photos courtesy of Universal Orlando


Customers can now plan an unforgettable holiday getaway with a unique range of experiences like no other, including Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal’s Holiday Parade with Macy’s, Grinchmas and more.

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 11, 2022) – Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to unbox the awesome and let loose this holiday season during its holiday celebration, beginning November 12 and continuing daily through January 1, 2023. Destination-wide , customers can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an incredible collection of epic festivities featuring some of pop culture’s most beloved stories and characters – all brought to life with experiences ranging from traditional revelry to irreverent twists. on holiday classics that can’t be experienced anywhere else.

This holiday season, theme park visitors can witness a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle during “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, meet “the villain green himself,” the Grinch, during Grinchmas, watch larger-than-life balloons and floats take to the streets in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and more.

See below for a look at some of the unforgettable experiences coming to life this holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort – all included with theme park admission:

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The spectacular themed lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform into magical holiday wonders, with festive decor on the iconic streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley that includes themed decorations, garlands and lights. Guests can also enjoy special holiday-themed performances from the Frog Choir, featuring Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs, Hogsmeade and the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensation, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, in Diagon Alley.

And after dark at Hogsmeade, guests can revel in a spectacular projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by beloved “Harry Potter” stories in “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Universal’s Holiday Parade with Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Holiday Parade Nutcracker Float
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Illumination’s Fan Favorite Characters Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animation Shrek and Madagascar- with larger-than-life balloons, dozens of colorful holiday floats and hundreds of festive performers – fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Santa also makes an appearance during the awe-inspiring parade – leading a scenic finale that culminates in the lighting of the park’s dazzling 80-foot Christmas tree.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Suess Landing

The spirit of Grinchmas comes to life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live-action retelling of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic featuring the maven of evil himself, the Grinch.

The celebration continues at Seuss Landing, which will be adorned with whimsical Christmas decor, including oversized candy canes, twisted Christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful garland ornaments. While walking around the land, guests can enjoy special appearances by the joyous Who of Who-town as they prepare for their favorite vacation through Seuss Landing – and even meet the green villain himself, the Grinch, for a special photo op.

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida

Top-selling holiday artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the season’s iconic sounds with live performances on December 3, 4, 10 and 11.

Additional holiday festivities throughout the resort

And there’s even more fun to be had this holiday season at Universal Orlando with holiday-themed merchandise, food and beverage offerings, character encounters, seasonal decor and celebratory activities at the Universal hotels, and more. Additional details on vacation deals at Universal Orlando Resort will be revealed soon.

Access to Universal Orlando’s Holiday Celebration is included with regular theme park admission. Customers can receive 30% off a special vacation package that includes five nights of accommodation at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Universal’s Aventura Hotel, five days of access to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and exclusive hotel benefits such as Early Park Admission. Click on here for more information on this incredible offer.

For more information on vacations at Universal Orlando Resort and to book a getaway, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.

Be Seduced at Universal Orlando Resort

When you’re ready to let loose, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.

For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has been immersing its guests in incredible “woah” moments that free them from the stresses of their world. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures like causing mischief with the Minions of Illumination “Despicable Me”, which come face to face. with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the halls of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and much more.

Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that offer some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the world’s #1 amusement park for five consecutive years by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically advanced stunt show to date, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a unique tropical oasis that features a real beach right in the middle of Orlando.

Universal Orlando hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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