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Your Guide to Christmas at Universal Studios Japan

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Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Japan’s incredible Christmas event, Universal Wonder Christmas! With spectacular shows, fun parades, and all sorts of holiday specials, read up on KKday’s ultimate guide and make the most of your holiday!

Minion Mayhem Christmas Party

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Minion Mayhem Parade (image via USJ)

The minions take a break from plotting world domination to bring you the most happening Christmas Party in town! See them sing and dance with their Santa hats on, as roll down Main Street on a huge float. Join in their fun and make your way to the front of the crowd, and dance along as festive balloons and Christmas confetti rain from the sky.

Dates: November 10, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Location: Hollywood Area
Show Times: 1:45 pm (days with 1 show), and 12:15 pm and 2:30 pm (days with 2 shows). Please arrive 30 minutes prior. Show times are subject to change. Please check here to see the show schedule ahead of time.

 

The Gift of Angels III : The Voice of an Angel

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: The Gift of Angels III: The Voice of an Angel (image via USJ)

Now on its third year running, ‘The Gift of Angels III: The Voice of an Angel’ is back this season and is grander than ever. See a heartwarming holiday story unfold with spectacular lights and fireworks and a heavenly chorus of angels. Experience the excitement and awe with everyone in the audience as the Christmas Tree is lit as the show’s grand finale.

Dates: November 10, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Location: New York Area/Gramercy Park
Event Times: 5:45 pm (days with 1 show), and 5:35 pm and 7:50 pm (days with 2 shows). 
Please arrive 30 minutes prior. Show times are subject to change, so please check here to see the show schedule ahead of time.

Note:

There are designated but limited wheelchair exclusive areas at the Special Viewing Area. Guests should speak and seek assistance from crew members early on. Flash photography is also prohibited.

 

Winter in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Hogwarts Castle (image via USJ)

Feel the magic of Christmas as you walk the snowy streets of Hogsmeade Village at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Warm up with some Butterbeer from the Three Broomsticks, or have your fill of Christmas-themed sweets from Honeydukes and enjoy all the holiday-themed decorations that give life even to the old Hog’s Head pub.

The Hogsmeade Christmas Tree

Event Dates: November 10, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Location: Hogsmeade
Event Times: 10:00am onwards

This year, grab the opportunity to cast your own spell at the village’s Christmas Tree. With your own special wand right from Ollivander’s, a few choice words (“Locomotor” or “Lumos”), and a swish and flick, you can charm the tree into moving or see it light up beautifully!

Notes:
Please make sure you have a “Magical Wand” before advancing to the Wand Magic location. “Magical Wands” can be purchased at Ollivanders™ and other locations.

 

Hogwarts™ Magical Nights – Winter Magic

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Hogwarts Magical Nights – Winter Magic (image via USJ)

Feel the magic come alive as you witness the iconic Hogwarts Castle transform before your eyes. As the day dips into nighttime, the castle magically transforms from an icy stone edifice to a brilliant display of light. See wizards and witches cast raise their wands to Hogwarts to cast a warm, holiday spell that envelopes the entire park.

Dates: November 10, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Location: Hogwarts™ Castle
Time: 
30 minutes after sunset until closing. Show times are subject to change, so please check the official website to see the schedule ahead of time. Event details may be altered or canceled without notice due to weather or other factors.

 

Christmas Treats: 

Minion Park: Minion-shaped sandwich cookies (600 yen)

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Minion Sandwich (image via USJ)

With their big round eyes looking right back at you, be sure to take a photo before biting into these cute sandwich cookies. Enjoy the sweet Christmas exclusive treat stuffed with seasonal strawberries, cream, and custard.

Studio Star Restaurant: Exclusive Christmas Set (2190 yen)

 

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Studio Star Restaurant

The popular Studio Star Restaurant has cooked up something special for the holidays! Enjoy their juicy patty and sunny side-up eggs, with either rice or bread. Top off your meal with your choice of  special Minion dessert: Banana mousse cake drizzled in cranberry sauce, or a savoury swiss chocolate cake.

Hogsmeade’s The Three Broomstickers™: Christmas Exclusive Set (8500 yen) & Hot Butterbeer (1250 yen)

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: The Three Broomsticks Dinner Set

Enjoy Christmas just like the teachers and students of Hogwarts as you feast on their special Christmas dinner: a set mouth-watering roast chicken, vegetables and salad.

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Butterbeer

Down your meal with a warm bottle of their famous Butterbeer guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.  

The Joyful Food Market

Enjoy all sorts of Christmas exclusive sweets and treats at the Universal Studios Japan Joyful Food Market! The KKday team has rounded up some of our holiday favorites.

Turkey Drumstick (950 yen) Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017

Every Christmas, you can spot a snaking queue for the turkey drumstick. Don’t miss out on their seasonal cheesy flavor!

Hot Chocolate Cone (500 yen)

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017

Warm up this winter with another must-try. This sugar overload is stuffed with matcha chocolate, rice krispies, cranberries, conflakes, and drizzled in hot chocolate sauce. A warm topping of melted marshmallows tops this sweet treat!

Christmas Gifts

Minion Popcorn Buckets

Universal Studios Japan: Universal Wonder Christmas 2017
USJ Christmas 2017: Minion Popcorn Bucket

The exclusive minion popcorn buckets are the cutest souvenir you should buy in Universal Studios Japan. This time, instead of taking a bear, Tim, Minions in a Christmas hat takes a small snowman. This shape of Minion is so adorable that you should take it home or you will regret.  

This year’s cutest souvenirs are the Christmas-themed Minion Popcorn Buckets. Perfect that holiday movie marathon with the family!

Christmas Specialty Store

There are all sorts of Christmas-themed merchandise like socks, dolls, and some ornaments in Christmas Specialty Store. If you want to buy some souvenirs, you should come here! 

 

For some last-minute Christmas shopping, head here to find socks, dolls, ornaments, and merchandise of all your favorite characters! See Hello Kitty, the Sesame Street Gang, the sharks from Jaws, and Snoopy spread the holiday cheer in their snowman outfits.

Or choose one of the bestsellers: the Snoopy Christmas Hat, which customers love for its soft, warm fur, or the Minion dolls in wacky, nutcracker outfits. At the Christmas Specialty Store, there’s something for everyone!

Booking Your Tickets

Make your trip much more enjoyable by booking your tickets ahead! Enjoy KKday’s exclusive tickets that allow you to skip the lines and head straight to park. Choose from any of our great packages

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