Universal's Harry Potter World is getting Christmassy

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Digital Spy

Christmas is coming early to Harry Potter fans visiting Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter this year as starting in November, the park will introduce an all-new Christmas experience to both of its Harry Potter attractions.

The makeover will see both Hogsmeade in the Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in the neighbouring Universal Studios spruced up with a bit of Christmas magic.

Festive-themed food, decorations and live entertainment will all feature for the festive season revamp, while an "all-new night time experience of Hogwarts castle" will also debut when the changes come to fore.

"For the first time at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform for the most wonderful time of year – Christmas." the park said in a statement

"The Christmas celebration will crescendo nightly as a festive spell will be cast onto Hogwarts castle, cascading it in décor, candlelight and festive moments inspired by the films. Using the latest in mapped projection technology, Hogwarts Castle will transform itself into a yuletide display, gifting fans with an amazing, new view."

We're already sold.

Photo credit: Universal

"This is truly a gift to the fans and anyone who loves the Christmas season," said Senior Director of Entertainment, Michael Aiello, in a new video released by the resort to share the exciting news.

"The holiday spirit is alive and well in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter."

The video goes on to outline some of the other holiday plans lined up by the resort, which includes a new Holiday Parade featuring parade floats from Macy's, festive balloons and some of Universal's most beloved characters – hello Minions.

And Santa Claus will even be stopping by the park to make appearances and help bring the parade to life.

Harry Potter and Santa in one place? If you need us, we'll be booking our flights.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

The Christmas experience at The Wizarding World will run from Nov 18, 2017, to Jan 6, 2018.

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