Universal Orlando Resort Annual Special Events

Annual Special Events

Rock the Universe Mardi Gras Halloween Horror Nights  Holidays

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Universal Orlando Resort offers a number of fun Annual Special Events that occur during certain times of year. These Annual Special Events include Rock the Universe, Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort. Each event includes fun activities, food, experiences, and more.

Rock the Universe

Universal Orlando Resort’s Rock the Universe 

Late January 2024
Universal Studios Florida

Rock The Universe at Universal Orlando Resort is an annual event celebrating Christian rock and contemporary music. The event lasts an entire weekend with concerts beginning in the evening. Rock the Universe is a separately ticketed event

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

February 2024 – April 2024
Universal Studios Florida
Join Florida’s Biggest Mardi Gras Celebration at Universal Orlando! Amazing concerts from today’s biggest stars, parades with outrageous performers and authentic floats, and delicious food are all part of our Mardi Gras party. This event is perfect for all ages!

Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Select Nights – Early September – Late October 2023
Universal Studios Florida
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights celebrate the most horrifying, thrilling, and pulse-pounding events in horror history! On select nights, prepare to encounter your most terrifying nightmares as the park comes alive with monsters and authentic horror movie moments. The park is filled with haunted houses and scare zones, but guests can also choose to experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.

Click the link above, or visit halloweenhorrornights.com for more information.

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Annual Special Events

Universal Orlando Holidays

Mid-November 2023 – Early January 2024
Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure
Where else can you experience the balloons and floats of Macy’s Holiday Parade, visit with the Grinch, witness a special tree-lighting ceremony, celebrate in the majesty of Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and enjoy performances by the legendary Manheim Steamroller? Only at Universal Orlando Resort!

And if you want to make your visit extra special, be sure to stay at one of Universal’s spectacular on-site hotels. On-site hotel Guests can enjoy special holiday buffets, visits from Santa, and exclusive benefits, including early park entry!

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