Last year, Universal Studios Hollywood combined the magic of Harry Potter with the spirit of Christmas for a one of a kind celebration that included holiday songs by the Frog Choir, as well as the dazzling castle show “Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts”.
This year, fun will return but Universal Studios will add something different to the festivities. Actual snow. A “glistening snowfall” will occur nightly, which is very unusual for Southern California, but very common for Hogsmeade that time of year.
On top of all that fun, there will be décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts, as well as a wide selection of custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. Collectibles include a variety of decorative Hogwarts castle snow globes, Hogwarts crest and mascot ornaments representing each of the houses, as well as a collection of unique tree toppers and house pennant garland. Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a holiday feast and hot butterbeer.
But that’s not all! Also returning this year is the annual Holiday Whobilation with Grinchmas! The annual event comes to life with a towering 60- foot tall whimsical “Grinchmas” tree where Martha May Who-vier and the Who Dolls will take center stage performing energetic musical sets to usher in the Christmas season in style. The Who-liday Singers—a hip boy-band ensemble—will perform a cappella concerts featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.
Grinchmas will take place weekends on December 1-2 and 8-9, and daily from December 14 through December 30, 2018.
Spirited holiday décor and festive whimsy will permeate throughout the theme park including “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and the adjoining “Super Silly Fun Land” as a crew of very merry and mischievous Minions gleefully spread Christmas cheer to visitors of all ages.
Universal CityWalk will also be decking the halls with a spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the 5 Towers plaza. Santa Claus will make daily appearances and offer special photo opportunities at 5 Towers.
The iconic, dancing water fountain situated at the heart of CityWalk will also make a splash this holiday season. This visually dynamic fountain, displaying over 230 individual power jets, will project streams of choreographed water into the air complemented by red and green LED lights and an array of holiday-themed music.
Free concert performances at “5 Towers” and an eclectic ensemble of talented street performers will make CityWalk the ultimate L.A. holiday destination.
The spirit of the season continues with a wintertime transformation of Universal CityWalk, beginning the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23 through Tuesday, December 25, 2018.
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