New Holiday Experiences Coming to Wizarding World at Universal Orlando


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. In addition, a brand-new parade featuring Macy’s parade balloons and all-new floats will also debut as part of Universal’s lineup of Holidays experiences.

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.

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.

A new nighttime show will celebrate the Holidays on the Hogwarts castle, using state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects  – bringing  the holiday spirit and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series to life like never before.

Festive décor 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.

Universal promises more details about Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as “more exciting news” about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be released soon.

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.