Christmas Is Coming to The Wizarding World for the First Time at Universal Orlando

Universal has some big plans for this year’s holiday festivities, but perhaps the biggest of all involve a popular property whose books prominently feature yuletide celebrations: Christmas is coming to Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando Resort’s blog has announced a Christmas event that will take place throughout the parks from November 18th, 2017 to January 6th, 2018. Both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will have halls sufficiently decked to bring chimerical cheer, as “festive garlands décor, each with it’s own unique detail, will complement the shops and architecture.”

Both Potter properties will host Christmas-crafted food, drinks, and entertainment during the celebration. If you were curious about what a Hogwarts holiday might be like, don’t worry; Hogwarts Castle will be the center of its own nighttime spectacle: “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 are about thinking of others, and The Wizarding World won’t be hogging all of the fun. Universal also has a new parade planned this year. Universal’s Holiday Parade has partnered with Macy’s for a show featuring newly designed floats, balloons, and Universal Characters. Naturally, the parade must include the jolly one himself: “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.”

The promo video is below, and check in as Winter approaches for more information on Universal’s holiday events.





Source/Image: Universal Orlando Resort Close Up

One thought on “Christmas Is Coming to The Wizarding World for the First Time at Universal Orlando

  • April 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is fantastic news!!! Universal Orlando continues get better and better at break neck speed while WDW moves at a snails pace! I know, I know, WDW is so big and popular they can move at whatever pace they like and they are not worried.

    One thing is for sure, the big winner here is the Central Florida vacationer!! For all WDW fans, do your self a favor, when in central Florida for your WDW vacation, take a few days and go to Universal/ IOA! You wont regret it!!


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