Exclusive: Celebrate Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

A new Christmas experience is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort as part of the destination’s resort-wide Holiday celebration, which will run from November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Christmas 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.

Apr 13, 2017

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Universal Orlando Resort shared with us plans for very special Christmas experiences coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this year, as well as a brand new parade!

Universal Orlando said of the celebrations in their exclusive press release:

“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.”

Reports of a brand new night show at Universal coming this summer will apparently see projections on the canvas of Hogwarts in the Hogsmeade section of The Wizarding World, and this sounds similar in style, but much more festive. We can’t wait to hear more about their plans!

A new parade will also be running, featuring floats, balloons, and characters such as the Minions from Despicable Me, DreamWorks characters from Madagascar and Shrek, Santa Claus himself and more. A vacation package to experience these new features has also been announced, details below:

“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.”

The Holidays celebration will run from November 18th 2017 to January 6th 2018. Be sure to keep posted for more details and even more exciting news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter set to be released soon. Check out a video of what’s to come below, and go to Universal Orlando Resort’s website for details on how to visit here.





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