Celebrate Christmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

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The Universal Studios Hollywood entrance decorated for Christmas with garlands and baubles
Immerse yourself in Christmas movie magic this winter season.
Experience a different style of Christmas when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood this winter, taking part in all of the holiday fun.

If you’re lucky enough to be spending the winter abroad this year, a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood is must. Enjoy the warm Californian climate and take part in a different kind of holiday fun.

The holiday season at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off just after Thanksgiving, on November 25, running until January 1st. Get into the spirit as the Park is adorned with holiday decorations, holiday-themed food, characters, entertainment, and plenty of photo opportunities too.


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Sitting down to watch your favourite Harry Potter film is a Christmas tradition for many families, but why not take that one step further by becoming part of the festive magic at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood?


Hogwarts Castle at night lit up with Christmas projections


Hogwarts Castle lights up with a dazzling display of lights and music, transforming it into a holiday spectacle for The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. The Hogwarts Frog Choir will delight you with a capella holiday songs, accompanied by the smooth bass rumbles of their giant throaty frogs, while Hogsmeade is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland, complete with festive decor, lights, garlands and wreaths. Of course, loads of seasonal food will be available at the Three Broomsticks too, including a Holiday Dinner and hot Butterbeer. 

And so you can remember your trip for years to come, the shops throughout Hogsmeade will be stocked with all kinds of holiday merchandise, including personalised Christmas ornaments - the perfect way to commemorate your visit.


A girl wearing a red a yellow scarf drinking a hot butterbeer in front of a Butterbeer cart




Everyone’s favourite grumpy yet loveable character, the Grinch is returning to Universal Studios Hollywood with Grinchmas. In the evening, stop by Universal Plaza to see the 65-foot topsy-turvy tree adorned with hundreds of ornaments and lights and listen to the Grinch himself tell his festive story, with some help from the Whos of Whoville. 

During the day, guests can meet the Grinch and his dog Max for a photo opportunity, hear stories told by Cindy-Lou Who, send a holiday message from the Whoville post office and enjoy some delicious holiday treats!


A sign reading Merry Grinchmas in front of a tall Christmas tree that curves at the top



CityWalk Holidays

Be treated to entertainment, movies and more when the holidays return to Universal CityWalk. Brighten up your visit with the iconic 40-foot tall Christmas tree, which includes choreographed, pulsing LEDs that dance along with the music and lights at the 5 Towers Stage, before Christmas shopping along the CityWalk shops, finding the perfect gifts and stocking fillers too. 

Once you’re done taking in all the festive spirit, continue the celebrations with a seasonal treat at Voodoo Doughnut, or sit down for a unique meal at one CityWalk’s many restaurants, like Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, VIVO Italian Kitchen or Antojitos Cocina Mexicana.


Shops at Universal CityWalk decorated for Christmas with lights and garlands


These festive activities are all included as part of your admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood, and you can also take advantage of our ‘Buy One Day Get a 2nd Day Free Special Offer’ too (not valid between Dec 27 - 29). For more details and terms and conditions, click here. 


Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets , California , Seasonal Events