Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort! If you want to stay in the middle of the action, stay in the heart of the holidays at one of Universal’s spectacular on-site hotels. From special holiday buffets to visits from Santa and everything in between, there’s something cheerful for everyone to enjoy. Plus, on-site hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits that are sure to make your visit a merry one.
Universal Studios Florida hosts several holiday events. The first is the Macy’s Holiday Parade. For those of you who enjoy the parade on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll get a kick out of this parade at Universal! Once the legendary New York City parade ends, many of its balloons and floats are sent straight to Universal Studios Florida! The parade also features marching bands, clowns, and an appearance by Santa himself! Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting ceremony and a dazzling display of lights.
The fun continues with Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, featuring the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. You won’t want to miss a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch, and featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. See characters come to brilliant life both onstage and off, as Whos from Who-ville stroll through Seuss Landing, ready to say hello and spread good cheer.
Take the opportunity to meet The Grinch! Who wouldn’t want to reminisce about their warmest holiday memories meeting The Grinch? Alright, perhaps “heartwarming” isn’t the right description. Maybe “hilarious,” or “spectacularly sarcastic?” Either way, this is your chance to get the Grinch’s autograph, shake his furry hand, and have your photo taken with the green Christmas thief himself. It’s the perfect memento for those who like to do holidays their own way. If you want to spend even more time with the Grinch at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, enjoy a delicious breakfast with The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast!
Be sure not to miss performances by the legendary Manheim Steamroller. This fantastic group performs live on select nights during the holidays.