New Christmas experience coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Get in the festive spirit with Harry Potter and the rest of the Hogwarts gang this year over at Universal Orlando Resort starting November 18 with the wonderful news that the holidays will take over Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley as part of the 2017 Universal Holidays celebration!

Included with regular park admission, guests will not only be able to experience a holiday-themed makeover for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, they’ll also enjoy a brand-new Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

You’ll enjoy the festive transformation of Hogwarts Castle with lights and decorations as well as state-of-the-art projection mapping that will feature special Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series. Fans will also be able to savor holiday-inspired Butterbeer and cuisine while walking through Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley decked out in festive decor and special entertainment.

Check out Universal Orlando’s new video announcing the news with a special preview of what’s to come:

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. For more information, visit

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