5 Reasons to Visit Universal Orlando Resort This Christmas 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch and a Holiday Parade featuring Macy's are making the holidays extra magical at Universal Orlando Resort.

Orlando is a magical place to celebrate the holidays, and Universal Orlando Resort is a big reason why. This year alone, Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's and other festivities are spreading holiday cheer at Universal's theme parks, providing plenty of reasons for revelers to visit! Read on for the inside scoop on this year's features.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hogwarts' Christmas Projection Wrap at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Hogwarts' Christmas Projection Wrap at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Included with regular park admission through Jan. 6, 2018, Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure have undergone a magical transformation for the holidays.

In addition to festive décor and lighting, you'll find Harry Potter-themed holiday treats and drinks at both locations. Plus, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special Christmas show at Universal Studios, while the Frog Choir performs at Islands of Adventure. Last, but not least, "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts" wraps the iconic castle in gorgeous holiday spirit.

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular at Universal's Islands of Adventure

Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure is transformed into the world of Grinchmas for this show, which is included with regular park admission. Also through Jan. 6, enjoy a live, musical performance and meet the Grinch in his lair, which is outfitted with authentic props and gadgets from the Oscar-winning movie based on Dr. Seuss' book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

On select mornings through Dec. 25, you can also enjoy The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Islands of Adventure. Regular park admission and reservations are required.

Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's and Live Concerts

Minion Float at Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
Minion Float at Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's

Join the Minions and Santa Claus for the latest incarnation of Universal Studios Florida's long-running holiday parade. Included with regular park admission through Jan. 6, the parade also features characters from Madagascar and Shrek.

Finally, this year's holiday festivities feature live concerts by Mannheim Steamroller, the chart-topping musical group best known for its holiday music. A complete schedule of shows, which are included with regular park admission, is available online.

More to Experience at Universal Orlando

The holidays are always magical at Universal Orlando, but Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay Water Park offer countless reasons to visit throughout the year. What's more, you can get discounted tickets to all three destinations, as well as other Orlando theme parks and attractions, from Visit Orlando. Going to Universal this holiday season? Share the joy with us on Twitter!

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