First Look: Universal Orlando gearing up for a Harry Potter Christmas

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:24 PM EST

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando will completely transform into a winter wonderland starting Saturday.

Christmas in The Wizarding of Harry Potter will include several activities including live entertainment and a state-of-the art projection show.

Called “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle,” the show will feature holiday moments inspired by the Harry Potter series projected onto the iconic castle.

Universal shared a first look photo of the projection show in a news release Monday. It shows Hogwarts illuminated in holiday colors, festive décor and candlelight.

For live entertainment, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees will perform new songs such as “Accio Christmas,” and “Nothing like a Holiday Spell.” The Frog Choir will also perform three brand new songs during the celebration.

Holiday decorations will also take over various shops in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Seasonal treats and drinks will be available. Hot Butterbeer, anyone?

Other festive offerings include The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of the classic tale starring The Grinch; Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, complete with dozens of balloons and floats with characters from “Shrek” and “Despicable Me;” and performances from Mannheim Steamroller at the Music Plaza Stage.  

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter kicks off Nov. 18 and runs through Jan. 6.


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