This Holidays event at Universal Orlando Resort runs from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1 and offers guests incredible entertainment themed for the season at both its theme parks.
At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same iconic balloons seen winding through New York City. The parade features colorful holiday characters, floats, balloons and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.
At Islands of Adventure, adults and children alike will be entertained when the popular Dr. Seuss book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” is brought to life in Grinchmas. Guests can see the heartwarming live stage show, “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,” starring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville with an original recorded musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet The Grinch and the Whos, and on select dates, purchase a spot at a special character breakfast with the mean, green one himself.
Returning this year with more concerts than ever before is Mannheim Steamroller — the masters of Christmas music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide. The acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios eight times this year to play their memorable holiday hits for guests, performing on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.
The celebration continues at Universal Orlando’s three on-site hotels — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort — all of which will glisten with holiday decorations. Hotel guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with tree-lighting ceremonies, special visits from Santa, holiday “dive-in” movie presentations and holiday buffets and dining events.
All holiday entertainment is included as part of 2-Park or Multi-day admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. For more information on Universal Orlando’s holiday celebration and offers, guests can visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.
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There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained — you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.