Dates for Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort 2023 Officially Announced

Shannen Ace

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Dates for Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort 2023 Officially Announced

Universal Orlando Resort officially announced that their holiday season will begin on November 17, 2023, and last through December 31, 2023.

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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 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Join the celebration as Hogwarts™ castle lights up for the holidays and festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade™ in Universal Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy a hot Butterbeer™ while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.

“The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” will return.

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

Bookings are open for The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.

Put a Bow on the Season at Our Hotels

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

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 specialty 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.

Bookings are also now open for Universal’s Holiday Tour.

Read about Passholder perks during the holidays, too.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at

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