You Can Have a Very Harry Potter Christmas in Orlando This Year


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to do the holidays right this year with a magical Christmas festival.

Christmas is still quite some ways away, but you’re going to want to start planning ASAP when you hear this news. You can spend Christmas at Hogwarts this year!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will have a Christmas extravaganza at the park this year for the first time ever, with a holiday light show outside Hogwarts and Christmas-y activities and food (oh god, the food! A Christmas feast!) in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

Snitchseeker has the press release, which has more details about the festive festivities.

Press Release

"As night falls, a magical holiday transformation of Hogwarts castle will take place right before guests’ eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle – bringing holiday spirit and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series to life like never before.Festive décor like ornate garlands will line the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Each storefront will be decked out with uniquely-themed decorations, and guests will enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and entertainment.Stay tuned – more details about Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and even more exciting news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be released soon."

Can you imagine sipping some warm butterbeer by the fire is Hogsmeade? While wearing your Weasley-esque initial sweater, perhaps? This is the Christmas I have always wanted.

Universal Studios will also have a holiday parade with Macy’s that will feature popular Dreamworks and Universal characters — and maybe if we’re lucky, a wizard or two.

While this is the first time Christmas is coming to Harry Potter World in Orlando, the Universal Studios in Japan had a Christmas event last year with an absolutely massive tree and plenty of Christmassy snacks and treats.

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The Christmas fun will start this winter on November 18, 2017. And end just after the holidays on January 6, 2018. Time to start planning!