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Experience the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Posted at 6:24 AM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 14:46:11-05

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hogwarts is here to welcome you home at the very first Wizarding Christmas (open to all muggles).

Universal Orlando has transformed Hogwarts into a magical holiday extravaganza with Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Between November 24 and January 7, Wizards and Muggles alike can watch in awe as the Hogwarts Castle is illuminated with dazzling projections, savoring seasonal treats and drinks while listening to the famed Frog Choir.

PHOTOS: Celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts

Experience Christmas in a new enchanting way as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed with festive décor and brilliant lighting. There are special holiday treats and drinks, and the atmosphere is brimming with excitement.

King's Cross Station features buskers singing holiday favorites and wizarding world’s famous “Singing Sorceress” Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a special show prepared just for the occasion. As night falls on Hogsmeade village, the sounds of Harry Potter music will begin to enchant you as you explore "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter."

Hogwarts castle will be lit up with Christmas lights at night during the holiday's event at Universal Orlando. Multiple times an evening, colorful projection mapping will illuminate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle."

Each shop in Hogsmeade village will have its own unique theme with festive decorations. Holiday-themed food will be served at Three Broomsticks and the eagerly-awaited seasonal return of hot Butterbeer. The newly-introduced Holiday Dinner features a roast turkey with gravy platter that includes pigs in blankets, a medley of vegetables, braised red cabbage and roasted potatoes served with cranberry sauce, along with Christmas Pudding.

"We are delighted to welcome 'Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' as a new Universal Studios Hollywood holiday tradition," said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. "Millions of guests visiting from around the world have already experienced the incredible offerings of this immersive land. This exciting new holiday program further expands the Harry Potter universe by bringing some of the holiday spirit from the films to life for guests to experience for themselves."

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