Universal Orlando Resort Announces More Holiday Offerings Including New Holiday Character Celebration, Holiday Treat Trail, and Tribute Store

We’ve already spotted signs of the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, including Christmas decorations in Diagon Alley and the Christmas Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida. Universal has now announced even more holiday offerings coming to the resort in the coming weeks.


Get in the spirit with Holiday shows and decorations in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Nobody wraps up the Holidays into a mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure like Universal Orlando Resort.

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™


Festive Decor

Enjoy festive décor and brilliant lighting to send your spirit soaring in both Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Holiday Merchandise and More

Enjoy special Holiday merchandise and everyone’s seasonal favorite, hot Butterbeer™.

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees

At Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared just for the occasion.

The Frog Choir

At Hogsmeade™ in Islands of Adventure, The Frog Choir will serenade you with seasonal melodies.

Celebrate With All Your Favorite Characters

Catch a variety of characters from your favorite films as they bring the merry and the mayhem in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.


NEW Universal’s Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons

In this brand new walk-through experience at Universal Studios, you’ll get closer than ever to larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats. There’s never been a better chance to get your photo with these beloved giant balloons. 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. Celebrate throughout the day as Illumination’s mischievous Minions and some of your favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar come out to make appearances and spread Holiday cheer.


The Grinch™ & 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™.

Add Even More Happy to Your Holidays

Holiday Tree Hunt

Purchase the Holiday Tree Hunt brochure to enjoy a fun scavenger hunt locating decorated Holiday trees in Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk and receive a special Holiday ornament. Separate theme park admission required to enter the theme parks. Restrictions apply.

NEW Holiday Treat Trail

If you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, this is way better. Buy each of the five designated treats throughout Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure on the Holiday Treat Trail and get a complimentary sixth treat to enjoy. You’ll need valid theme park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to complete the Holiday Treat Trail. Restrictions apply.

More Ways to Get Your Cheer On

Holiday Tribute Store

Explore four colorfully themed rooms in the festive Holiday Tribute Store at Universal Studios. Here you’ll find a dazzling display of Holiday-themed merchandise and tasty goodies available for sale.

Seasonal Merchandise

Be sure to take home some of the great Holiday must-haves available in the parks, including Christmas ornaments, apparel, hats, scarves, backpacks, drink ware and other fun items.

Seasonal Sweets and Treats

‘Tis the season to be hungry. Give your taste buds a present this year with these exclusive food and drink offerings in the theme parks and Universal CityWalk— from a Gingerbread Shake to pumpkin crepes, hot Butterbeer™ and more.

Capture Some Memories

Grab a photo by the Christmas tree in New York and all the other decorated spots. Share your pics and tag them with #UniversalHolidays.

All prices, times, dates, entertainment, event and/or experience details are subject to changes and/or cancellation without notice.

What are you most excited to see or experience at Universal Orlando Resort for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.

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