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Annual events at Universal Orlando – complete insider’s guide

These pages cover the current and upcoming annual events at Universal Orlando Resort, including Halloween Horror Nights, Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Universal Studios Florida’s Mardi Gras!

Use the navigation links to learn more about each event.

A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018

Death Eater at A Celebration of Harry Potter
A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Mardi Gras 2018 at Universal Studios Florida

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida
Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

Easter 2018 at Universal Orlando Resort

Easter brunch at Universal Orlando Resort
Easter brunch at Universal Orlando Resort

Rock the Universe 2018

Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando Resort
Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando Resort
Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando Resort

Thanksgiving 2017 at Universal Orlando Resort

Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Resort
Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Resort

Holidays 2018: Grinchmas, Universal’s Holiday Parade, Wizarding Christmas, & more

Christmas at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

New Year’s Eve 2018 at Universal Orlando Resort

New Years Eve at Universal Orlando
New Year’s Eve at Universal Orlando

Please note that the list above includes Universal’s annual events. For a list of special events and other celebrations that may be happening soon, visit our updates page.

Does Universal still film productions at the theme parks?

When Universal Studios Florida was originally opened, the park was home to a large amount of film and TV production. However, over the years, the number of these shoots has dwindled.

But the streets of Universal Studios are designed like backlots, with many different building facades, so occasionally you may catch a production in progress – during one of our trips, for instance, we caught the filming of a Food Network commercial.

Live production (hot set) at Universal Studios Florida
Live production (hot set) at Universal Studios Florida