The holidays at Universal have officially kicked off and will run through January 3rd!  Seasonal experiences are included as part of your theme park admission.  You can expect some amazing holiday decor, entertainment, food, and merchandise!!



The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Universal Studios

Diagon Alley™ and London will be transformed with festive décor and brilliant lighting. You can savor a hot Butterbeer™, while enjoying Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees as they perform a special show prepared just for the occasion.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Islands of Adventure

Hogsmeade™ gets into the holiday spirit with shops festively decorated with garland and lights. The Frog Choir sings seasonal melodies while hot Butterbeer™, a seasonal favorite, is served.




NEW  Universal’s Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons

This new walk-through experience at Universal Studios, will bring you closer than ever to the larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats. Santa Claus himself will be there to pose for photos as well!

NEW  Universal’s Holiday Character Celebration

Merry and mayhem come together at Universal Studios. This is your chance to celebrate with some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar franchise, along with the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me.  These characters will come out to make appearances and spread holiday cheer throughout the day!



The Grinch and the Whos

Over in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, celebrate the Grinchmas™ season as the mean, green one and the resident Whos appear in Seuss Landing™. It’s just not the Who-lidays without an appearance from The Grinch™.


Holiday Tree Hunt

Purchase the Holiday Tree Hunt brochure at participating locations and enjoy a fun scavenger hunt locating decorated Holiday tree in both theme parks and Universal City Walk.  Bring your completed brochure and receive a special holiday ornament.


New Holiday Treat Trail

Looking to enjoy some of the sweet holiday treats available throughout the season? Purchase the 5 designated treats on the Holiday Treat Trail within the two theme parks and Universal City Walk and get a complimentary sixth treat to enjoy!


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