A festive parade float featuring a colorful, illuminated toy train with cartoon characters and holiday decorations moves through a night-time setting.

Dates for Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort 2024 Officially Announced

Cade Handley

Dates have been announced for the return of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort and its festivities, including Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

Holidays at Universal Orlando

Holiday season offerings at Universal Orlando will begin on November 22 and run through December 31, 2024.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

A large, inflatable Minion from Despicable Me in a red sweater, holding a "Love" sign, floats above a festive crowd with Christmas decorations, buildings, and a roller coaster in the background at night during Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s returns to Universal Studios Florida once again this year, with characters and floats from popular Universal and DreamWorks films like “Despicable Me” “Madagascar”, and “Shrek.”

Watch our video from 2023:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Snow-covered rooftops and chimneys of stone buildings in a theme park evoke the enchanting atmosphere of the wizarding world, with a wreath and red bow hanging on a lamp post in the foreground.

Festivities will take place at both The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as the lands are decorated to look their holiday best. Grab a hot Butterbeer and marvel at “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle,” a projection that will light up Hogwarts Castle during the evening. Meanwhile, the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees will put a holiday twist on their performances.

Watch our 2023 video of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle”:


A person in a Grinch costume stands confidently in front of a festive backdrop that includes a large pink mirror and a plush red chair, with mist rising around them. The maskless Grinch seems to embrace the spirit of Grinchmas, adding an extra layer of whimsy to the scene.

Seuss Landing at Universal Islands of Adventure will also celebrate the holiday season with decorations adorning the entirety of the land. The Grinch and the Whos will also return for the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular and the Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast.

Watch our video of the 2023 Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular:

More information, including booking information for Holiday Tours, the Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast, and other offerings available at the resort during the 2024 holiday season, will be announced later.

Are you excited for the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort this year? Let us know in the comments down below!

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