Holidays arrive at Universal Studios Orlando

- The holidays are arriving at Universal Orlando Resort.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is all decked out for Christmas for the very first time as part of Universal Studios Orlando's holiday event. 

Hogwarts is illuminated at night for "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle," a projection mapping experience where guests can see holiday moments and listen to the Harry Potter-inspired holiday music at the castle. 

Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade are also filled with decorations, garland and lights. 

The holidays officially get under way in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for guests on November 18 and will run through January 6. 

There is also a brand new holiday parade featuring Macy's, which will march down the streets of Universal Studios with more than 15 giant floats and appearances by characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar, Shrek, and of course, Santa. 

At Universal's Islands of Adventure, guests can watch a live retelling of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic in the "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular." Guests can also buy tickets to enjoy a festive breakfast with the Grinch.

The famous Mannheim Steamroller will also be holding concerts throughout November and December.

For more information about the holiday events at Universal Studios, head to

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