UPDATED: Have a Merry Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Get ready to ring in the holiday season at two of your favorite Harry Potter theme parks!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will soon be full of Christmas spirit, with the upcoming additions of holiday-themed experiences and treats to each of the theme parks. From seasonal hot butterbeer at Islands of Adventure (it is now year-round at the always-mild Southern California location) to whimsical storefront decorations, Hogsmeade will be decked out for the holidays.
For no additional cost beyond the standard park ticket prices, visitors will be able to experience the wonders of the Wizarding World at Christmastime, including performances by the Frog Choir in Hogsmeade and by Mrs. Weasley’s favorite holiday musical group, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.
Perhaps most excitingly, there will be “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle,” a projection-mapping light show on Hogwarts Castle, multiple times every evening throughout the season. If previous light shows at the Wizarding World are any indication, this experience is likely to be a wondrous one.
The Christmas festivities will run from November 16 through January 5 at Universal Orlando Resort and from November 28 through December 29 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Have you started preparing for the holidays yet?
UPDATE (November 15):
In addition to all the magic in the Wizarding World, Universal Orlando Resort has revealed a number of other ways to celebrate the holidays in Florida this winter.
After taking in the decorations and wonderful performances from the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, visitors at Universal Orlando Resort can explore some of what the rest of the park has to offer. Take in the sights and sounds of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Mannheim Steamroller, who will be performing their classic take on Christmas carols on select dates throughout November and December.
Finally, visitors can get up close and personal with someone whose feelings about Christmas are much less than jolly, the Grinch!
Check out the press release below to find out when and where to catch the best of the holiday season at Universal Orlando Resort.