Holiday Cheer at Universal Studios Orlando

Holiday Cheer at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

Guests visiting Orlando, Florida this winter can experience a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration at Universal Studios Orlando Resort, December 5th through January 1st.  Join in the fun of Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, featuring a live version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  At Universal Studios, the Macy’s Holiday Parade takes to the streets with new balloons and floats, marching bands, colorful performers,and more!  Be sure to catch the new Holiday Concert Series in the Universal Music Plaza and enjoy a variety of music-filled festivities throughout the entire resort!

 Macy’s Holiday Parade

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

  • The Parade will include:  Authentic helium balloons direct from Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Parade in NYC; Floats and vehickes direct from the Macy’s Parade in New York; Costumed entertainers/dancers, Universal characters; and guests will get to see Santa on his float!
  • Macy’s facade with authentic Macy’s New York holiday window displays.
  • Traditional Universal Studios Christmas in NY: lights, decorations, and a huge Christmas Tree that is lit every night during and after the parade.
  • Balloonopolis will be placed throughout the park.
  • Macy’s Holiday Parade is included with admission!


Grinchmas at Universal Studios

Grinchmas at Universal Studios



  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” show featuring music by Mannheim Steamroller.
  • Located between One Fish, Two Fish and Cat in the Hat Attractions.
  • Show Times:  Dec. 5 – Dec. 25 ( 12p, 1p, 2p, 3:30p, 4:30p)  Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 (2p, 3p, 4p, 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p)
  • Meet the Grinch locations at Seuss Bookstore, All the Books You Can Read.
  • Holiday Decor throughout Suess Landing
  • Included with park admission!


Character Breakfast – Grinch and Friends

  • Dates: Dec. 4-6, 10-13, 17-30, and Jan. 1-2
  • Characters: Grinch, Whovillians, Cat in the Hat
  • Location: Confisco Grill between 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
  • Price: Adults – $19.95 plus tax.  Children (3-10) – $13.95 plus tax.
  • All-inclusive buffet!  Reservations required.
Universal Studios Music Plaza

Universal Studios Music Plaza

Holiday Concert Series

  • December 5th – Mannheim Steamroller – These iconic holiday music masters have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide!
  • December 12th – Chris Isaak – Will perform a mix of holiday classic songs with his most popular hits.
  • December 19th – Natalie Cole – Will perform a mix of holiday classic and her popular hits, as well!
  • All artists will perform on the Universal Studios Music Plaza Stage located between Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast and Twister…Ride It Out attractions.
  • Concerts will begin immediately following the Macy’s Holiday Parade at approximately 6pm.


For more information regarding Holiday Celebrations at Universal Studios, and to purchase your Discount Universal Studios Tickets, please visit our Web site, The Official Ticket Center, or call us toll-free at 1-877-406-4836.


One thought on “Holiday Cheer at Universal Studios Orlando

  1. I think I like Universal Studios holiday event better than I like Disney anymore. It gets so crowded at Disney and I have seen everything a million times before. It is nice to see and experience new holiday events and Universal is stepping up on that front!

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