2019 Holidays at Universal Orlando


Can you believe it’s almost here? Christmas 2019 is approaching faster than lightning and Santa and his elves are working round the clock to make it all happen! Good thing is, you don’t have to. You’ve booked your luxury vacation villa in beautiful Orlando and look forward to entertaining and relaxing with loved ones in comfort, style, and warmth that only Central Florida can provide at this time of the year. Besides all that awesomeness, everyone is super excited for their day celebrating the holidays at Universal Orlando! Here are some of the highlights you can expect.

Holidays at Universal Orlando

The park is going all out this season, starting with Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As part of the celebration, Diagon Alley at Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be transformed with holiday decor and glittering lights at Hogwarts Castle. Sure to delight your little muggles! Enjoy a hot (or cold) Butterbeer as you stroll through this magical spot.

Nightly Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

Your favorite characters like Despicable Me’s Minions and Shrek will be there along with traditional balloons and beautifully decorated floats. This spectacular event happens every evening, so no one misses it.

A Barney Holiday

On select nights, kids can join Barney and his buddies for a magical sing-along, clap-along show at A Day in the Park with Barney.

The Blues Brothers Holiday Show

Jake and Elwood perform festive favorites like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Blue Christmas,” with the show ending with “snow” on Delancey Street. The holiday edition of the Blues Brothers street party is a fan-favorite and should not be missed.

Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Concert

Neoclassical orchestra (and best-selling Christmas artists) Mannheim Steamroller will give live performances on select dates…check out Universal’s website (link below) for exact dates…you don’t want to miss them live and outdoors under the stars.


At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, join the world’s favorite mean Green One in the wonderfully colorful Seuss Landing. The Grinch hijacks the holidays for The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular and The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast. Feel your heart grow 3 sizes as you watch your kids delight in this traditional Christmas character experience.

There is so much more to enjoy this time of year at everyone’s favorite parks. Be sure to get your 2-park tickets so you can experience everything Universal Studios offers. Head to their website for all the times and details. Happy Holidays!