Christmas magic shines as a new celebration comes to The Wizarding World at Universal Orlando!


Our friends at Magic City Mayhem have some really incredible pics of the new holiday lights that are coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The holidays will kick off at Universal Orlando on Saturday, November 18th, and the Wizarding World will be in the spotlight with an all new Castle show, where the ghosts of Hogwarts will celebrate the holidays, and the castle will be decorated in amazing lights.

The village of Hogsmeade is already shining with festive lights, which also decorate London and Diagon Alley.

On top of the amazing lights, and incredible castle show, guests will also get holiday renditions of their favorite performers in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley!

In Hogsmeade, the Frog Choir will use their harmony to bring new Christmas classics to life.

Here’s the new song list:

• “Christmas at Hogwarts” – This wizarding carol casts a Christmas spell that echoes through the halls of Hogwarts.

• “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” – The choir will bring a new and festive life to this classic holiday song.

• “The Most Magical Yule Ball of All” – Hosting the TriWizard Tournament also brings with it a magical event known as the Yule Ball. This song captures all the magic, elegance and wonder of this very special night.

• “I Cast a Spell On Father Christmas” – This fun song is a cautionary tale asking young wizards to be sure of the incantation before casting a spell.

Show times for the Frog Choir are 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm on Saturday, weather permitting.

Over in Diagon Alley, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees also have a holiday set list, and you know Celestina will bring the holiday magic.

• “Nothing Like a Holiday Spell” – There are many spells and charms in the wizarding world. But during this time of year, conjuring warm feelings of yuletide cheer is the most magical spell of all.

• “Accio Christmas” – This calypso inspired song officially brings a Christmas rhythm of the islands to the British Isles.

• “My Baby Gave Me a Hippogriff for Christmas” – Have you ever received a gift that wasn’t exactly what you were expecting? This song describes one such moment our singing sorceress experienced.

• “A Witch and Wizard’s Wintry Wondrous Land” – This classic wizarding carol shows there’s nothing more lovely than sharing the Christmas season with family friends—and of course Celestina’s fans.

Show times for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees are 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm on Saturday, weather permitting.

The Wizarding World will shine with holiday cheer, but it’s not the only holiday magic this year, as Universal Studios is launching a brand new parade. Plus there’s the always heartwarming Grinch, as he steals Christmas in a live retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Plus, on select nights guests can see Mannheim Steamroller live in concert!

Special thanks to Magic City Mayhem for the amazing pictures!

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