Top 5 Holiday Happenings at Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- now through January 6, 2018.
Diagon Alley, London, and Hogsmeade are transformed with festive decorations, treats and special entertainment. And as the stars begin to shine, a stunning projection wraps Hogwarts castle in sparkling holiday spirit.

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Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
This annual holiday celebration is based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale and Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure is transformed and colorfully decorated for the season. Guests are invited to enjoy a live, musical stage show, meet the Grinch in his lair and even eat breakfast with the Grinch and other Dr. Seuss characters. Reservations are required for the breakfast.

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Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida.
The world’s most famous parade has become a holiday experience for park guests at Universal Studios. Celebrate the Macy’s Holiday Parade featuring floats and balloons direct from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The merriment continues with marching bands, clowns and an appearance from Santa. Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting with music and lights.

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Holidays around the World at Disney’s Epcot
This Epcot tradition features storytellers, a daily character tree-lighting ceremony and a stunning display of snow-white lights. The Candlelight Processional, a favorite of all ages, includes celebrity guest narrators, accompanied by a massed choir and orchestra for a retelling of the Christmas story.

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This Christmas season, visit Magic Kingdom park for a magical holiday celebration.  When Mickey celebrates the season, the Magic Kingdom lights up with excitement filled with nighttime holiday fun events for the entire family including holiday shows, fireworks and magic treats with Minnie and Mickey.

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*Park admission required for all events

** Special Event ticket required for   Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Contact Sarah at Sarah@onceuponavaction.com to start planning your holiday vacation. 

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