Save $10+ Per Ticket For Universal Studios Hollywood (Limited Time Offer)

When Does Christmas Start At Universal Studios Hollywood? | Guide & Tips

Christmas and the holiday season is one of the best times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood.

The theme park comes to life in a magical way you can't see any other time of year with special decorations, food items, merchandise and shows. 

In this guide we'll explain when Christmas at Universal Studios Hollywood begins and ends as well as some of the can't miss experiences only available during the Christmas holiday season!

Questions We'll Answer About Christmas at Universal Studios Hollywood:

christmas in the wizarding world of harry potter

When Does Christmas Start At Universal Studios Hollywood?

The holiday season and Christmas festivities start early at Universal Studios Hollywood typically beginning the second week of November. 

Halloween typically runs from mid-September through the end of October and then Universal slowly transitions into the Holiday season during the following weeks.

The Christmas festivities typically kick off during the second or third week of November. 

For 2023, Christmas will begin at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 25th.

christmas at universal studios hollywood

Top Christmas Experiences At Universal Studios Hollywood

Not only does Universal Studios Hollywood deck the park out in Christmas decorations, there are limited time shows, food and drinks you can only experience during the holiday season. 

  • The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle: A fantastic light and firework show projected onto the iconic Hogwarts castle.
  • Holiday Frog Choir: The famous Hogwarts Frog Choir changes its tune to favorite Wizarding Christmas songs!
  • Grinchmas: A retelling and high production stage reenactment of Dr Seuss's famous How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Limited Time Food and Drinks: Peppermint hot chocolate, yule logs and more!
grinchmas at universal studios hollywood

When Does Christmas End At Universal Studios Hollywood?

Christmas typically ends shortly after New Years Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. If New Years Day falls on a weekday, the Christmas and Holiday celebrations will run through that weekend.



How Busy Is Universal Studios On Thanksgiving?

Is Universal Studios Crowded On Christmas Day?

Does Universal Studios Decorate For Halloween?

Is Universal Studios Open on Thanksgiving?

Where Is Grinchmas Located?

When Does Grinchmas Start & End?