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Find your Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort with the return of popular Holiday favorites!

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Celebrate the joy of the season with your favorite traditions at Universal Orlando Resort. From holiday lights to unexpected delights, it’s sure to be a holiday to remember.


Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

Anyone can "Ho-ho-ho" and "Fa-la-la" for the holidays. But if you want to scream, laugh and shout your jingle bells off, the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort are amazing, Universal Orlando do the holidays big time. It's the biggest, loudest, most amazing festive celebration of the season.


While Universal Orlando Resort have yet to reveal the dates for this years holiday extravaganza, this year sees the return of family favorites, which are now as much part of an Orlando Christmas as a visit from Santa!


From dazzling decorations to unforgettable entertainment, it's the most amazing celebration of the season at Universal Orlando Resort.


Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

Highlights include:


Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's

Catch larger-than-life balloons plus appearances by Illumination’s Minions and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Christmas in New York at Universal Studios Florida

There’s nothing quite like the holidays in New York City, that is unless you’re at Universal Studios Florida. From Big Apple-inspired streets, must-see sights, and cheerful holiday decorations, find out what gives the New York area at Universal Studios Florida a certain sparkle that would wow even a true New Yorker.


Grinchmas

Get together with the resident Whos and enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch


Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Join the celebration with seasonal shows and decorations in both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure.


Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

Seasonal Sweets and Treats

'Tis the season to be hungry. Give your taste buds a present this year with exclusive food and drink offerings in the theme parks and Universal CityWalk—from speciality doughnuts to holiday cocktails (21+ with valid photo ID) and more.


Seasonal Merchandise

From Christmas ornaments to hats, scarves and more, you can shop your jingle bells off at Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe in Islands of Adventure and Park Plaza Holiday Shop in Universal Studios.


Capture Some Memories

Look out around the parks for seasonal decor and characters decked out in festive outfits. You might even snag a selfie with one.


It's not just the Universal Orlando theme parks that you'll discover holiday cheer, throughout the resort you can enjoy the holiday celebrations!


Put a Bow on the Season at The Hotels

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, all the traditional feasts and seasonal décor are here, along with a few surprises. Plus, hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits.



Holiday Cheer at Universal Orlando Resort

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