TOP Christmas Attractions at Universal Studios

At Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure, the popular Dr. Seuss book ÒHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasÓ is brought to life in the heartwarming live stage show, ÒGrinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,Ó starring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville. Grinchmas is part of Universal Orlando ResortÕs Holidays celebration, running from Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 and featuring live entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Oh How fun it is at Universal Studios. Now through January 1 Universal Studios will be celebrating Christmas in a BIG way.  Some of the top Christmas attractions at Universal Studios are the Macy’s Day Holiday Parade, The Grinch and Holiday Concerts. Read below to see the TOP Christmas Attractions at Universal this season!

Top Christmas Attractions at Universal Studios!

Whoville at Universal Studios

1. Grinchmas:

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, guests can discover the true meaning of Christmas in a heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, or join the Grinch and friends for a delicious holiday breakfast buffet on select dates.




Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

2. Macys’ Holiday Parade:

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons as seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade. This made the list for my article with FoxNewsTravel as one of my fun facts about the Macy’s Day Parade! New to this year’s parade is the “Virginia” balloon depicting the 8-year old girl from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as the “Mother Ginger” special character from The Nutcracker, which will join the many popular balloons in the Macy’s Holiday Parade including “Big Man Santa” and the “Wiggleworm.”




Picture courtesy of Universal Resorts

3. Holiday Concerts – Mannheim Steamroller:

Plus, on select nights, the masters of modern Christmas music –Mannheim Steamroller – return with the sweet sounds of the holiday season at Universal Studios Florida. Performances will take place on the Music Plaza Stage on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.



4. Eve at Universal CityWalk

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular New Year’s Eve party. Guests can ring in the New Year at Universal CityWalk’s electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Orlando’s largest dance floor, endless entertainment and all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine. Information about Eve event tickets will be released at a later date.

Holiday Celebrations at Universal’s On-Site Hotels

The festivities continue at Universal Orlando’s five on-site hotels– including the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, which is celebrating its first holiday. The spirit of the season flows freely at the on-site hotels with festive decor, tree-lighting ceremonies, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s holiday buffets, plus special family-friendly events to ring in 2017. Find more information about the hotels’ festivities here.

Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays festivities is included in regular admission to the theme parks. Guests can save up to 20 percent on a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort for travel Nov. 27 through Dec. 15. Rates start at $104 per night for a 4-night stay. Or starting from only $89 per adult, per night guests can receive theme park admission and 4-night accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel valid for travel now through Dec. 22. For more information, visit

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