The most wonderful time of the year has officially made its way to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
This holiday season, Universal Studios Hollywood‘s premier attraction turns into the ultimate winter wonderland with “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” — a seasonal attraction that features a special light show, festive decor, and a one-of-a-kind food and drink menu.
Last Thursday (November 16), the Celeb Secrets gals had the opportunity to preview “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” before it went live to the public and it was everything we’ve ever dreamed of!
To start off the evening, an original a cappella Frog Choir performed “Christmas at Hogwarts,” with President and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood Karen Irwin and a group of children clad in attire representing each of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry houses. Following the performance, the children wielded wands and cast a spell that revealed the moment we all were there to see — light projection spectacular “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”
Hogwarts castle was literally “lit” with a breathtaking animated light projection show, choreographed to a musical arrangement from the Harry Potter movies. The best part? The fireworks at the end!
Following the light show, we checked out the attraction’s two major rides — Flight of the Hippogriff and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey — and munched on the theme park’s holiday dinner that included a sumptuous roast turkey with gravy platter with pigs in blankets, a medley of vegetables, braised red cabbage and roasted potatoes served with cranberry sauce, along with Christmas Pudding. We also tried Butter Beer for the first time and it was absolutely delicious!
See what our full night was like by watching our vlog below…
If you’re stopping by Los Angeles for the holidays, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a must-see attraction. Die-hard Potterheads and Christmas lovers will truly enjoy this treat, as it brings together everyone’s favorite things — Christmas, Butter Beer, and Harry Potter!
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter kicks off today, November 24th and runs through January 7th at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s free with park admission and tickets can be purchased here.