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Grinchmas & Macy’s Holiday Parade Highlights of Holidays at Universal Orlando

Celebrate the holiday season with festive events at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios at Universal Orlando Resort.  Highlights of Holidays at Universal Orlando include Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade and a holiday concert series starring Mannheim Steamroller.  The holiday cheer begins December 1, 2012, and lasts through January 1, 2013.

At Universal Studios Florida, guests can head to the streets of New York for the 11th Annual Macy’s Holiday Parade. This seasonal favorite features authentic floats and balloons direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. Festive street performers and talented marching bands from around the country create the parade, which includes Santa himself. Afterwards, there is a beautiful tree lighting ceremony with music and a dazzling display of lights.   The parade begins at dusk.

The holiday concert series featuring Mannheim Steamroller is scheduled for December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.  The Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling group will perform live at the Music Plaza Stage.  Guests can also explore the nearby Holiday Village, which features unique ornaments, delicious treats to eat and drink, and crafts for kids.

Other holiday events at Universal Studios Orlando Floridainclude A Barney Holiday, a magical sing-a-long show at A Day in the Park with Barney; and The Blues Brothers Holiday Show with Jake and Elwood performing festive favorites like “Santa Clause is Coming to Town.”
At Islands of Adventure Universal Orlando Seuss Landing is transformed into the wintry wonderland of Grinchmas. It features the popular live musical performance of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” which stars The Grinch and includes music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests are encouraged to stroll through the Whoville Wonky Tree Lot and take in the zany Wholiday decorations.

Holiday Breakfast with The Grinch is also available to park goers. The breakfast event includes a delicious breakfast buffet and appearances by The Grinch, Whos and other memorable Dr. Seuss characters.

All festivities – except Holiday Breakfast with The Grinch – are included with the purchase of discount Universal Studios tickets and Islands of Adventure tickets.

Universal Orlando Vacation Packages are on sale now.

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