Your Guide to Christmas at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Wonder Christmas

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 When In Manila’s ultimate guide and make the most of your holiday!

Minion Mayhem Christmas Party

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

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.

The Gift of Angels III : The Voice of an Angel

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

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.


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

Hogsmeade Christmas Tree

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

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.

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!

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


  • 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.

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.


  • Details may be altered or canceled without notice due to weather or other factors.

Christmas Exclusive Food

Minion Park: Minion-shaped sandwich cookies

  • Location: Minion Park
  • Price: 600 yen

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

  • Location: Hollywood area
  • Price: 2190 yen

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 & Hot Butterbeer

  • Location: Three Broomstickers™, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Price: Christmas Exclusive Set 8500 yen/ Hot Butterbeer™(including the cup) 1250 yen

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.

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

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)

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)

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 Exclusive Products

Minion Popcorn Buckets

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 to the Christmas specialty store where you can find all socks, dolls, ornaments, and merchandize 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 in in a limited gift set.

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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