PHOTOS: Christmas Has Arrived at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

The holidays are upon us, friends!

Christmas in Hogsmeade!

Universal Orlando is ringing in the season with Christmas face masks and hot Butterbeer! We popped into the park this evening and the park is being lit up with Christmas trees, wreaths, and more decorations! Come take a look at Universal’s magical new look!

Naturally, Seuss Landing was the first area to put up their holiday digs this season. Whoville is always in the holiday spirit and the Grinch definitely needed a little pick-me-up. Right away, we noticed that the entrance to Islands of Adventure received a few embellishments!

Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is dressed up for Christmas this week too!

Hogsmeade Entrance

Just take in that view!

The Three Broomsticks is the perfect place to duck inside for beef pasties and a Butterbeer for the holiday season!

Three Broomsticks at Christmas

Speaking of! Even the Butterbeer cart is looking cute in Christmas gear!

Butterbeer Cart

And how perfect is the Hogwarts Express among all the decorations right now??

Hogwarts Express

The decorated archway is incredibly lovely too!

Every corner of Hogsmeade is decorated with evergreen wreaths and golden ornaments!

Hogsmeade at Christmas

Let’s face it, this place is practically made for the holidays! Snow caps the buildings all year long and it’s perfectly cozy.

Hogsmeade at Christmas

Don’t you love strolling down this path all covered in Christmas? The only thing that would make it better is a cup of Butterbeer in your hand!

Hogsmeade at Christmas

Walking past the Owl Post, you’ll see a welcoming wreath on the front door!

Owl Post at Christmas

Head into Honeyduke’s and you’re in for more holiday surprises…


…like these fun evergreen decorations hanging from the chandeliers…

Honeyduke’s Light Decorations

…and all over the light fixtures and staircase!


The Wizard Snowman is surrounded by wreaths and evergreens!

Now, for some rides! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a Universal must-do. Let’s see if any holiday cheer has popped up inside!

Forbidden Journey

The portraits of the four house founders are embellished with their house colors. Godric Gryffindor is sporting vibrant red ribbons…

Godric Gryffindor

Helena Ravenclaw is looking wintry in blue…

Helena Ravenclaw

Helga Hufflepuff is in golden yellow…

Helga Hufflepuff

…and Salazar Slytherin in snake-like green!

Salazar Slytherin

There are also Christmas trees

Forbidden Journey Line

and holiday cards hung by the fireplace!

Christmas Cards

Even the Sorting Hat was surrounded by wreaths!

Over at Universal Studios Florida, the entrance to Diagon Alley was lined with wreaths…

Kings Crossing Entrance

…and the inside was a winter wonderland!

Universal Studios

The Pumpkin Juice sign is lined with evergreen wreaths…

Diagon Alley

…and every shop is practically glittering here!

Diagon Alley!

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes got a glow-up too!

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

ALL the buildings are practically bursting with Christmas cheer!

Christmas Decorations

So magical! Gringott’s Bank should look like this all year long!


Whew! That’s a lot of holiday cheer! But hey, we’re not complaining. We’re SO pumped for the holiday season and we’re looking forward to more Christmas decorations, goodies, and merchandise. Stay tuned with us all holiday season as we explore the Florida theme parks!

What’s your favorite thing about Universal Orlando during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!

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