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Annual Special Events at Universal Orlando Resort

Think it’s all about the rides, shows and characters at Universal Orlando Resort? Think again! Throughout the year, you can also look forward to special seasonal events at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Read on to see what’s happening around the time of your visit, then stock up on authorized discount tickets from Visit Orlando and experience these celebrations for yourself!

Special Events at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort (Nov. 16, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020)
Put a little mischief in your merry during this holiday celebration at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™ undergo magical transformations. Every evening at Universal Studios Florida, help Santa Claus keep an eye on the mischievous Minions during Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s. And at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, watch The Grinch hijack the holidays for The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. These and other seasonal features are included with park admission.

Rock the Universe (Jan. 24-25, 2020)
Raise your hands, voice and spirit during this separately ticketed event at Universal Studios Florida. This unforgettable weekend of faith and fun offers two nights of powerful performances from some of the biggest names in Christian music.

Mardi Gras (Feb. 1 – April 2, 2020)
It’s unforgettable springtime fun for everyone during this annual event at Universal Studios Florida. Included with park admission, it features a nightly parade, colorful costumes and — of course— countless beads. You can also catch some of the biggest names in music live in concert on select nights, plus authentic New Orleans bands nightly and mouthwatering Cajun food available for purchase.

Halloween Horror Nights (Select Nights, Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2020)
Every fall at Universal Studios Florida, nightmares rule the darkness during this separately ticketed event for teens and adults. Haunted houses drawn from the greatest horror stories chill the bravest souls, while streets transform into sinister scare zones and mad laughter echoes from outrageous live entertainment. And throughout the park, some of Universal’s most exhilarating attractions tempt with thrilling escapes!

Special Events at Universal CityWalk

EVE, A Universal CityWalk New Year’s Eve Event (Dec. 31, 2019)
The whole year leads up to Universal CityWalk’s eye-popping, mind-blowing, jam-packed New Year’s Eve gala. During this specially ticketed event, you’ll feast on unlimited gourmet cuisine, enjoy signature drinks, revel in at least five Universal CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, and get access to Orlando’s biggest outdoor dance floor. (21+ only with valid photo ID. Number of beverages included depends on ticket type, additional beverages available for purchase. Free self-parking after 6 pm. Restrictions Apply.)

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