Celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort, where Grinchmas and the Macy’s Holiday Parade are featured. The holiday cheer begins December 3, 2011, and lasts through January 1st, 2012.

At Universal Studios Florida, guests can head to the streets of New York for the 10th Anniversary 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 holiday concert series will feature Mannheim Steamroller on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th at 7pm, and at 8pm on December 17th and 18th.  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 Florida include the StarToons Holiday Show, featuring your favorite characters dance to holiday tunes; 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.

From December 26-31, Universal Studios presents Universal 360 – A Cinesphere Spectacular. Through unique technological innovations, guests can experience the sights and sounds of some of Hollywood’s biggest films projected onto huge spheres in the Universal Studios lagoon, accompanied by a dynamic laser display and dazzling pyrotechnic show.

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.