Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood. This year, guests can enjoy visiting The Grinch in Who-Ville and partake in Grinchmas with the Whos. Also enjoy the festive atmosphere during “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, followed by The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, a spectacular light show in the evening.

Holiday Photos with Minions
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Christmas time

We were so excited to be invited to spend the holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood. The festive experiences were just what we needed to kick off the season. We walked up to the red carpet and couldn’t resist the photo opportunity on the decorated red carpet.

Walking the Red Carpet Universal Studios Hollywood

As we entered the festive amusement park, we immediately noticed signs that told us where the Whobilation celebration was going going to take place later on that evening. Wanting to get a sneak peek, we walked through the archway and discovered Who-Ville in the square.

Grinchmas at Universal Studios

Guests can celebrate Grinchmas at Universal Studios now through December 29th. You’ll have the opportunity to check out the all-new state-of-the-art, topsy-turvey “Grinchmas” tree, that is a beautiful twisting and turning Christmas tree over 55 feet tall.

Fun in WhoVille at Universal Studios Hollywood

As we wandered through Who-Ville, we noticed all of the fun photo opportunities scattered throughout the town. Send letters to The Grinch, Take photos in front of the tree, and we had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Who-Ville, as he was walking around greeting the town guests.

Photos with the Grinch during Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

Our favorite part was meeting The Grinch, who took time to grumble and lovingly moch each guest as they stepped in for a hug and to snap a quick photo.

TIP: Do this early! There is quite a long line to meet the Grinch, so I’d have someone stand in line while everyone else checks out the rest of Who-Ville. You can even take photos with Max too!

Tree Lighting in WhoVille during Grinchmas Universal Studios Hollywood

In the evenings starting around 5:30 p.m.The Whobilation begins with the Town Mayor greeting the guests. See Cindy Lou Who and The Grinch along with a gorgeous tree lighting, snow and fireworks.

In Hogsmeade, enjoy Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you’ll see festive holiday decorations, and see the A cappella Frog Choir where Hogwarts students entertain guests with their harmonized holiday themed songs.

Christmas time in Hogsmeade

At The Three Broomsticks, enjoy holiday themed dishes and delicious hot butterbeer. As a matter of fact, we picked up a cup of hot butterbeer while waiting for the light show at Hogwarts Castle.

Each night, starting at 6:30 p.m., Catch The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, a dazzling light show that lights up the castle several times each evening. It is absolutely mesmerizing as you watch images of Christmas carolers, candles light up the castle and party goers dance about.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

And as always, enjoy all that Universal Studios has to offer with rides, shows and entertainment. Right now you can purchase a day and get a 2nd day free! That means two days to take in the park! Additionally, annual passes offers year round fun for all.

Happy Holidays! Get your tickets now!

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