Universal Orlando Youth Programs

Annual Events

Plan your class trip or youth group outing around these unique special events and make your visit to Universal Orlando Resort™ even more memorable. No matter what time of year it is, there's almost always something to celebrate at our theme parks.

A smiling Mardi Gras performer wearing an elaborate sparkling purple, yellow and teal costume.

Mardi Gras

Feb 5 - Apr. 24, 2022

This year at Universal’s Mardi Gras the music’s louder,the celebration’s wilder, the food’s spicier and the party’s bigger than ever.

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halloween horror nights

Halloween Horror Nights

Select Nights Sept. 2–Oct. 31, 2022

Summon your scream squad to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the world’s premier Halloween event#. Separately ticketed event. Restrictions apply.

#Named Best Halloween Event by Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards for 12 years (2006, 2008-2018).


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A Madagascar penguin waves from a holiday float stacked with presents at Universal Studios Florida.

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Select Dates In Winter

Anyone can "Ho-ho-ho" and "Fa-la-la" for the holidays. But if you want to scream and laugh your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where we do the holidays big time. Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ with festivities in both lands. Catch the larger-than life balloons of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Enjoy The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular starring The Grinch™. From the parks to Universal CityWalk, there’s themed entertainment, food and fun around every corner. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season. And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort.

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rock the universe

Rock the Universe

Universal Studios Florida is home to Florida's biggest Christian music festival featuring some of today's most popular Christian artists.

Separately ticketed event. Restrictions apply.

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