Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates this holiday season with fan-favorite merriments “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and “Grinchmas™”
It is November 1, 2022. Halloween is officially over and that means… HALLOWEEN CANDY IS MAD CHEAP RIGHT NOW! But aside from that, it is the acceptable official start of the holiday season. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want From Christmas” is required to play someone on the planet every five minutes, egg nog starts showing up for some reason, and many of our favorite places will be decorated to the nines in holiday cheer. Of these places, theme parks always seem to elevate holiday celebration to a new level, and this year Universal Studios Hollywood is going big with “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and “Grinchmas™”
Universal Studios Hollywood Awesomest Celebration of the Season
Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the “Awesomest Celebration of the Season” with the return of popular fan favorites “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and “Grinchmas™” beginning Friday, November 25, 2022, and running daily through Sunday, January 1, 2023. All holiday festivities are included in the price of theme park admission and Universal City Walk will also be decorated accordingly so fans can keep the holiday spirit in the park, outside the park, and all the way to the parking lot. Check out the official descriptions of the merriment to be had below.
“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood
“Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” brings the spirit of the holiday season to the village of Hogsmeade™, which is transformed with festive décor and merriment. Guests can savor a delicious Hot Butterbeer™ while enjoying a special holiday a capella performance from the Hogwarts Frog Choir. Activities also include holiday shopping for exclusive items within the village shops, including personalized ornaments and notebooks, and dining on hearty holiday fare at Three Broomsticks™.
As night falls on the snowy town, Hogwarts™ Castle will come to life in a dazzling spectacle, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.” The impressive light projection show will amaze audiences with its stunning imagery and animation as the castle infuses the land with joyous wonderment and features music and sounds from the Harry Potter film series.
“Grinchmas” at Universal Studios Hollywood
The cheerful “Grinchmas” Who-bilation will return in jolly fashion to Universal Plaza, located in the heart of the theme park. Festive park-goers can marvel in amazement at the topsy-turvy 65 foot-tall “Grinchmas” tree decorated with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of LED lights. Every evening, a jovial tree lighting ceremony will excite guests as they listen to the Grinch himself tell his story along with the Who-ville Whos, ending in a snowball flurry, bringing joy and merriment to all.
A variety of activities are available to guests looking to get into the “Grinchmas” spirit at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Grinch and his faithful dog Max will be available for photo opportunities throughout the day. Cindy-Lou Who leads daily story time for young visitors looking to learn of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and the Who-ville post office will be accepting postcards with holiday messages. Additionally, an array of sweet holiday treats, including hot cocoa, will be available for purchase.
Adding to the Universal Studios Hollywood activities, Universal CityWalk will be dressed for the holiday season with spirited décor and a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree featuring more than 200,000 LED lights. The infamous Voodoo Doughnut will tempt guests with delicious seasonal flavors to celebrate the holiday spirits. Not to mention all of the holiday blockbusters that will be showing at AMC Theaters. Universal Studios Hollywood will be a prime destination for holiday celebrations.
What are you more excited to experience at this year’s Universal Studios Hollywood, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” or“Grinchmas™”? Which characters do you want to see in their holiday costumes? What other areas of the park do you think will boast holiday cheer? Let us know what you think and share your pics with us on Twitter!
Source: Universal Studios Hollywood