Universal Studios Hollywood Ushers in the 2023 Holiday Season with a Magical Touch

Experience the magic of the holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood, where festive celebrations await.
Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays

Universal Studios Hollywood is all set to enchant visitors with its spectacular holiday entertainment, featuring the return of the beloved “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and the festive “Grinchmas.” The celebrations kick off on Friday, November 24, 2023, and will run daily until Monday, January 1, 2024. The best part? All these holiday festivities are included in the price of theme park admission.

A Magical Christmas in Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be draped in the festive spirit, transforming Hogsmeade into a winter wonderland adorned with shimmering lights, decorative garlands, and festive wreaths. Visitors can immerse themselves in the holiday cheer with special a cappella performances by the Frog Choir, indulge in the warmth of hot Butterbeer, or relish festive delicacies at Three Broomsticks.

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As night falls, the enchanting “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” will captivate audiences. This mesmerizing light projection show will illuminate the iconic Hogwarts Castle, accompanied by the familiar tunes from the Harry Potter film series.

For those looking to take a piece of magic home, Hogsmeade Village offers exclusive holiday keepsakes, from personalized ornaments to themed sweaters and scarves.

Grinchmas: A Whimsical Celebration

The joyous “Grinchmas” celebration is back with a bang, featuring the all-new Who-Bee Doo-Wops musical group. This daytime performance promises to get everyone grooving to holiday classics. The iconic 65-foot “Grinchmas” tree, twinkling with thousands of LED lights, will be the centerpiece of Universal Plaza, complete with a nightly tree lighting ceremony and a magical snowfall flurry.


Fans of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale can interact with the Grinch and his loyal dog Max, join Cindy-Lou Who for storytime, and even send postcards from Who-ville’s post office. The themed craft area offers guests a chance to create holiday ornaments, and a range of themed treats, including the Grinch Donut, will tantalize taste buds.

Festive Delights at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays
Hello Kitty celebrates the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

Extending the holiday spirit, Universal CityWalk Hollywood will be decked out in festive décor, highlighted by a magnificent 40-foot Christmas tree illuminated with over 200,000 LED lights. Culinary delights await at various outlets: The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen introduces a seasonal milkshake, Voodoo Doughnut tempts with holiday flavors, and Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and VIVO Italian Kitchen offer an array of festive drinks. (Note: Alcoholic beverages are available for guests 21 years or older with valid ID.)

For more details on the holiday festivities, visit Universal Studios Hollywood’s official website. Stay updated by liking Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and following @UniStudios on Instagram and X.

Planning a visit to Universal CityWalk? Admission is free! More information can be found at CityWalk Hollywood’s official website.

Are you ready to dive into a world of magic and festivities at Universal Studios Hollywood? Which attraction are you most excited about? What do you think the holiday menus are going to be like? Share your thoughts and holiday plans with us on social media!

Source: Universal Studios Hollywood

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