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Even more magic is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando this fall. For the first time at the Orlando theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform for the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas.

Guests will be able to walk amongst festive garland decor adorned upon the shops and architecture. There will also be new holiday food, drinks and entertainment throughout both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

The magic will end each night with a festive spell cast onto Hogwarts castle. Using the latest in mapped projection technology, Hogwarts Castle will transform into a yuletide display with decor, candlelight and festive moments inspired by the films.

In addition to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter holiday fun, Universal will also introduce the new Universal’s Holiday Parade. Guests will enjoy new designed floats, festive balloons and your favorite Universal characters.

Santa Claus himself will also make an appearance with the Minions in tow bringing merry and mayhem to the parade. Other DreamWorks characters walking include characters form Madagascar and Shrek.

All of these new holiday experiences will run daily November 18 through January 6.

Stay tuned for more details on the new Holiday festivities at Universal Orlando.