Universal Orlando’s holiday

Universal Orlando’s holiday offerings to include Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade

ORLANDO — Universal Orlando Resort has a range of holiday offerings starting Dec. 6 and running daily through Jan. 3.

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will light up with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can enjoy a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale, ‘Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular’, featuring the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller.

Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Guests will also enjoy colourful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.

This year, the specialist of modern Christmas music – Mannheim Steamroller – will return to the stage to spread Christmas cheer. With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, the acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios on select nights to perform their memorable holiday hits. Performance nights are Dec. 6, 7, 14, 15, 20 and 21.

All theme park holiday entertainment, including Mannheim Steamroller, is included with Park-to-Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

During their holiday experience, guests can also enjoy the attractions and entertainment that can only be found at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the all-new, spectacularly-themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios.