Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Get into the holiday spirit as you ride the movies and more!

The holiday season is here, and after the year we’ve had in 2020, everyone deserves a bit of holiday cheer! Orlando’s world-famous theme parks have been working hard to come up with an amazing lineup of events and holiday entertainment while also keeping the safety of guests and employees their highest priority.

You can’t help but feel the holiday spirit, and at Universal Orlando Resort, you can celebrate the holidays through January 3, 2021! Here is a list of all the special offerings at Universal that you can expect to see this season.


Holidays at Universal - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade


Festive Décor, Holiday Merchandise, and Treats

Visit the iconic locations of Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and get whisked away to with all of the beautiful holiday decorations and festive lighting! As you venture through each town, be sure to go shopping for all the holiday products, and before you leave, warm up with a cup of the crowd favorite–hot Butterbeer. This is only offered seasonally so don’t miss it!


Take a trip to Diagon Alley, in Universal Studios, and enjoy a special holiday-themed show by Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. If you’re at Hogsmeade, in Islands of Adventure, look out for The Frog Choir who will be performing seasonal favorites! It’s not every day you get to listen to holiday melodies by a choir of frogs!



NEW Get a Closer Look at Macy’s Balloons and Floats

No, this is not your typical parade. Actually, it’s a whole new “walk-through” experience where you have the chance to get a closer look at famous Macy’s balloons and Christmas floats. It wouldn’t be a Macy’s experience without seeing Santa himself! Be sure to have your cameras ready for this amazing photo opportunity!

NEW Universal’s Holiday Character Celebration

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite characters from movies Shrek, Madagascar as well as the Minions from Despicable Me! They’ll be making special appearances throughout the day at Universal Studios.




What would a visit to Universal Orlando Resort be if you didn’t get to experience The Grinchmas at Seuss Landing in Islands of Adventure? During the holiday season, you’ll be able to watch the live retelling of the story that made The Grinch so famous.