Most people traveling in the foreseeable future are deciding to go domestic. Universal Studios in Florida is a popular choice. Through January 3 here are some highlights.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™
•Get in the spirit as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure are transformed by festive decor.
•Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared in Diagon Alley™.
•The Frog Choir will sing seasonal melodies in Hogsmeade™.
• Guests can also try hot Butterbeer™, a toasty version of the original with flavors of butterscotch and shortbread.
•Stores are stocked with special Holiday merchandise including ornaments and apparel. Holiday Wrapping from the Owl Post Packaging Services – After guests purchase their WWoHP gear, they can head over to the Owl Post & Owlery station to pick out which wrapping and other packaging details they’d like the items to be shipped in.
Universal’s Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons: This all-new experience will give guests the opportunity to get up-close with larger-than-life parade balloons and floats inspired by everything from iconic holiday staples like reindeers and the Nutcracker, to characters from popular animated films, like the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” Gingy from “Shrek” and the penguins from “Madagascar.” Located in Sound Stage 21, guests will stroll along a picturesque pathway where they’ll encounter these stunning balloons and elaborate floats – and it all culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus and the opportunity to take a socially-distanced photo with him.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Grinch and Who Character Appearance
Grinchmas Photo Experience
Guests have an opportunity to celebrate Grinchmas with the Whos in the Seuss landing with the mean green one himself popping in to cause mischief! Guests can get a photo op with the Grinch in All The Books You Can Read bookstore during our Holidays celebration and must have a reservation in advance, which they can make at uoholidayphoto.splashthat.com as space is limited.
Holidays at Hotels
Cheerful Holiday décor and festive offerings are also available at Universal Orlando Hotels. Special New Year’s dining experiences will be available at several of the Universal Orlando hotels.