The Holidays Are Returning to Universal Studios Orlando!

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I know we are in the middle of the Halloween season, however holiday news is now being announced and I can’t help but get excited for the next holiday season to arrive! Holidays at theme parks are usually pretty magical, and this year we are extra excited about celebrating over Universal Orlando because Grinchmas is back as well as special holiday decor at Harry Potter World starting November 13 through January 2!

Over at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the streets of Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley and London will be adorned with themed decorations, garlands and lights and the sounds of holiday-themed performances fill the air. You will of course be able to enjoy hot Butterbeer while listening  to Christmas carols from the Frog Choir and the holiday hits of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. Nothing sounds more magical to me than celebrating the most wonderful time of year right in the midst of magic, wizards, and wizarding drinks and treats! You will also not want to miss out on the projection display of holiday magic on the Hogwarts Castle inspired by the Harry Potter films!

the magic of christmas at hogwarts castle
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Over at Islands of Adventure, you can switch the festivities and join the Whos and the Grinch as they celebrate the most merriest time of year. One of my personal favorite things to do is to listen to the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It’s a story I’ve read every Christmas since I was a kid so there’s something very homey and nostalgic about listening to this classic Christmas story while being immersed in the world of Whoville.

You can also celebrate in Seuss Landing, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland full of themed décor like oversized candy canes, Christmas trees, wreaths and tinsel. The resident Whos will be spreading Who-liday joy as they gear up for their favorite holiday.

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