Events at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is an iconic entertainment venue known for its exhilarating adventures and Hollywood magic. 

Universal Studios Hollywood events offer a fantastic experience for people of all ages, from live-action shows to behind-the-scenes studio tours. 

This well-known theme park offers guests an immersive voyage into the movie industry and is in the center of Los Angeles. 

Visitors can enter the worlds of their favorite films, interact with beloved characters, and take in breathtaking, spectacular effects at Universal Studios Hollywood special events. 

Events Universal Studios Hollywood continues to enthrall fans with its blend of entertainment, thrills, and cinematic marvels, thanks to its long history and dedication to innovation.

Universal Studios Hollywood Event Calendar

Events at Universal Studios HollywoodMonth
Halloween Horror NightsSeptember and October
4th of JulyJuly
Holidays at Universal Studios HollywoodDecember
EVE at Universal Studios HollywoodDecember and January

Halloween Horror Nights

Invite your fearsome group to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, which has eight terrifying attractions, the Terror Tram, fright zones, a live performance, and thrilling rides. 

Only attend with others, regardless of whether you’re a superfan or just there for the food or the selfies.

The eight spine-chilling haunted houses and tram rides of Halloween Horror Nights 2023 are

  • The Weekend: After Hours Nightmare
  • Terror Tram
  • Halloween
  • The Horrors of Blumhouse
  • Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • La Llorona: The Weeping Women
  • Scarecrow: The Reaping
  • Universal Horror Hotel

Book your Halloween Horror Nights tickets now!

4th of July Celebration

Theme park entry to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Independence Day celebrations runs from Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4.

It includes all the enticing nightly fireworks displays, live music performances, uniquely themed décor, and other activities.

Visitors will enjoy the 4th of July celebrations when they walk along the famous red carpet and enter the theme park, from themed décor to the sounds of a fife and drum band.

Daily at 9 pm, two places within the theme park broadcast a spectacular fireworks display over the sky, timed to a score of patriotic and Universal-themed music.

Enjoy the 4th of July Celebration fireworks display with your general admission ticket.

Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood beginning Friday, 25 November, and running daily through Sunday, 1 January 2023.

It is one of the best Universal Studios Hollywood Christmas events.

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Enjoy excellent hot butterbeer and holiday-themed food at The Three Broomsticks. 

Witness Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and take in the festive extravaganza of brilliant lights and music at Hogwarts Castle.

If you’re searching for the best present, go holiday shopping in Hogsmeade for unique things in the village shops, such as customized ornaments and notebooks.

Each evening at dusk, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” dazzles with breathtaking animation and visual effects as the impressive light projection show illuminates Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

It brings the iconic Hogwarts castle to life and fills the area with the sounds of a soundtrack from the Harry Potter film series. 

As you see photographs of Christmas carolers, candles illuminating the castle, and party goers dancing around, it is utterly captivating.


As soon as you enter the joyous amusement park, you are diverted. 

As holiday park visitors bounce around the topsy-turvy 65-foot-tall “Grinchmas” tree in Universal Plaza, decorated with hundreds of ornaments, trinkets, and thousands of LED lights, Who-bilation will return in festive flair. 

Each evening at around 5.30 pm and every half hour till closing, it features a glittering tree lighting ceremony and a snowfall flurry.

You may chat with the Grinch face-to-face and take a priceless family portrait on the plaza. He might give you one of his offensive onions, so be careful.

Max, the dog, is also available for adorable family portraits, and Cindy-Lou Who shares some of her favorite holiday tales.

A few Whovillians make their way around the circle while singing Grinchmas melodies to promote holiday cheer.

Start early. While everyone else explores the rest of Who-Ville, you would have someone wait in the lengthy queue to meet the Grinch. 

With Max, you can even shoot pictures.

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood will ring in 2023 with EVE, Hollywood’s largest New Year’s Eve party with music entertainment, a spectacular fireworks show, and access to several rides and attractions on Saturday, 31 December, with extended hours until 2 am.

EVE, included in the cost of theme park admission, starts at 9 pm as a fun celebration with DJs spinning a wide variety of music for guests to dance into the new year to their choice of pop, rock, hip-hop, EDM, and Latin music. 

Around the theme park, there are iconic photo opportunities as well.

Come to the party that only Hollywood could throw! 

At Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE, participate in Hollywood’s largest New Year’s Eve party.

Enjoy yourself and celebrate with a midnight countdown celebration with fireworks, several party areas with music, dancing, photo ops, and refreshments available for purchase.

Note: You must be at least 21 years old and have a valid ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

Important:  Events and activities are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Events

A lively entertainment area called CityWalk in Universal Studios Hollywood enhances the theme park experience. 

CityWalk is ideal for a night out or a visit before or after a park because it has a diverse selection of eateries, stores, and entertainment venues. 

CityWalk offers various experiences that appeal to every taste, from live music and comedy shows to premieres and special events at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

CityWalk offers a vibrant, engaging atmosphere that enhances the Universal Studios Hollywood experience.

Whether you’re searching for a delectable meal, exciting nightlife, or simply a place to unwind, you will have fun.

Universal Cinema

With a freshly renovated 18-plex and a 7-story IMAX with LASER theatre, Universal Cinema offers high-tech elegance and stylish refinement, making it the ultimate movie experience of Hollywood. 

Premium amenities will elevate your movie-going experience. There are 18 newly constructed auditoriums with –

  • Luxury reserved power recliners.
  • Multidimensional sound from Dolby Atmos
  • RGB laser projection by Christie
  • Modern IMAX with LASER with a 12-channel sound
  • Dual 4K projection
  • Next-generation IMAX technology 
  • Reserved seats.

No young children under the age of six are allowed in R-rated films commencing at or after 6 pm. for the convenience and enjoyment of our visitors.

Feature Presentations begin 15 to 18 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

5 Towers Stage

Check out the state-of-the-art music venue, 5 Towers, on Universal CityWalk. 

Over 5,000 LED lights will explode in a mind-blowing display, and the sound system will astound you.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

Treat your taste buds at the brand-new full-service restaurant and confectionery on Universal CityWalk.

The fanciful delicacies include steak, seafood, crepes, milkshakes, gourmet chocolates, and one-of-a-kind desserts. 

You can expect extraordinary food at this charming restaurant with a Steampunk-inspired 19th-century theme.

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