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Oh What Fun It Is: Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is your home for the holidays.  From December 5, 2015, through January 2, 2016, you can experience Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort with festive events held at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.  Highlights of holidays at Universal Orlando Resort include Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade and a special concert series starring Mannheim Steamroller.

Universal Holidays

Everyone’s favorite Christmas-stealing Grinch takes over Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure for Grinchmas.  The entire area of the park is transformed into a wonderland of holiday delights.  Stroll through Whoville Wonky Tree Lot, take in the zany holiday decorations and get your photo snapped with the Grinch and other Whoville residents.  The centerpiece of the celebration is the Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular.  See characters come to life before your eyes both onstage and off, as Whos from Who-ville stroll through Seuss Landing, ready to say hello and spread good cheer.  If you want to add even more Grinch to your Christmas the Holiday Breakfast with the Grinch is served up select mornings with the Grinch, Whos and other memorable Dr. Seuss characters making appearances.

Over at Universal Studios Orlando you’ll be transported to the streets of New York City for the annual Macy’s Holiday Parade.  Authentic floats and balloons direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City are featured, along with festive street performers and talented marching bands from around the country.  Even Santa makes an appearance!  Afterwards, enjoy spectacular tree lighting with music and a dazzling display of lights.  Holiday shows bring a dash of merriment to Universal Studios too.  Kids will love the magical A Barney Holiday, while adults can watch Jake and Elwood perform festive favorites at The Blues Brothers Holiday Show.

Gear up for a musical experience with Mannheim Steamroller as part of your day at the park.  They’ll take the Music Plaza Stage as part of Universal Orlando Christmas.  The Grammy Award-winning , platinum selling group will perform on December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2015. 

Best of all, holidays at Universal Orlando Resort events are included with your admission.  Purchase discount Universal Orlando tickets to see why this Orlando theme park is your home for the holidays.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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