Starting November 18, holiday cheer and a little mischief here and there will take over Universal Orlando Resort for its destination-wide Holidays celebration. Guests of all ages will enjoy a Holiday celebration like no other with more dates than ever before. At Universal Orlando guests can witness the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, watch all-new larger-than-life balloons and incredible entertainment fill the streets during the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, uncover the true meaning of Grinchmas, rock around the Music Plaza Stage to Mannheim Steamroller and more.  

Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration will run daily from November 18 to January 6 and includes the following festivities

NEW! Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Harry Potter Christmas
For the first time at Universal Orlando Resort, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests will be surrounded by uniquely themed Christmas decorations, garlands and lights as they walk the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. They will also enjoy special holiday themed food and holiday performances by the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. And as night falls – state-of-the-art projection mapping and lighting will wrap Hogwarts castle, bringing incredible Christmas moments inspired by the Harry Potter series to life.

NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Universal Orlando Resort is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring a brand-new parade to Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will feature more than a dozen new festive balloons and over 15 incredibly detailed floats that can’t be seen anywhere else – all designed exclusively for Universal Orlando.  The parade will also include appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and the jolly man himself, Santa Claus.
 
PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

Annual Passholder Viewing Area for the All-New Holiday Parade

Annual Passholders can enjoy the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In. Just show your valid Seasonal or Annual Pass to get in. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited. Note that blockout dates apply to Seasonal and Power Annual Passes.

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

Universal Grinchmas Celebration
During the holiday season, Seuss Landing is decorated with the holiday charm and cheer of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville. Guests will watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes during a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic in the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” and join the merry Whos from Who-ville as they celebrate the true meaning of the season and bring Grinchmas to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And, on sale now, guests can enjoy a festive breakfast with the Grinch and his friends on select dates.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast

Universal The Grinch Character Breakfast
The Grinch brings his special blend of mischief, turning your morning meal into an animated adventure. After you choose from delectable buffet selections, get your camera ready. The Green One himself will make the rounds, stopping at every table to pose for photos. Will his heart grow three sizes bigger that day? Or will his belly? All we can say is watch out—he’s been known to steal his share of bacon here and there.

Location
Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Day & Time – Reservations required.
Nov. 18-19, 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-25; 8-10am

Price
Adults – $34.99 (+tax) | Children – $20.99 (+tax)

PASSHOLDER EXCLUSIVE

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast Discount for Premier & Preferred Passholders
Enjoy irresistible entrees and meet The Grinch as he stops at every table to take photos and share some hilariously snarky small talk. On select dates Nov. 18 through Dec. 3, 2017, Preferred Passholders receive a 10% discount and Premier Passholders receive a 15% discount. Must show valid Annual Pass at time of purchase. Reservations required.

Valid on select dates: – Reservations required.
Nov. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and Dec. 1, 2, 3

To Purchase: Call 1-866-PASS-4-FUN or visit the front gate of Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Day-of purchases can be made at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
 

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Orlando
Holiday music sensation, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Orlando to spread cheer for all to hear during live concerts at Universal Studios Florida on Nov. 18, 19, 25, 26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.  

Holidays at Universal’s On-Site Hotels

Holidays at Universal Hotels
Staying on-site is the best way to experience the Holidays celebration at Universal Orlando Resort. All five hotels will glisten with festive decorations and offer holiday activities, including tree lightings, menorah lightings, and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve buffets.

Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s Activities At Our On-Site Hotels

The last weeks of the year should be festive, merry and memorable. We have it all covered at our on-site resorts with traditional lightings, feasts and parties.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Christmas buffet
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus visits on the Harbor Piazza
  • Strolling holiday carolers in the lobby and throughout the hotel
  • Kids holiday crafts table in the lobby
  • Holiday cookies and beverages in the lobby
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • New Year’s Eve party on the Harbor Piazza

Hard Rock Hotel

  • Wine Riffs
  • Christmas Day brunch in The Kitchen (prix fixe menus also offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
  • New Year’s Day breakfast buffet in The Kitchen
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby
  • Holiday activities in The Kitchen – to include visits from Santa, holiday movies and a magician
  • Holiday-themed Dive-in Movies poolside
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • Rock-in 2018! New Year’s Eve lobby party
  • New Year’s Eve buffet in The Kitchen (includes Rock-in 2018! New Year’s Eve lobby party)

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Christmas buffet in Islands Dining Room
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Ornament and stocking decorating in the lobby
  • Holiday storytelling in Orchid Court
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • Jake’s Beer Festival on New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Eve buffet in Islands Dining Room (includes dessert reception in Orchid Court Lounge)

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Christmas breakfast buffet
  • Christmas buffet in Amatista Cookhouse
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Christmas holiday menu items in Bayliner Diner
  • Christmas tree lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Meet and greets with Santa in the lobby
  • Meet and greets with Santa’s elves in the lobby
  • Hanukkah menorah lighting in the lobby
  • New Year’s Eve celebration in Bayliner Diner

EVE at Universal CityWalk

New Years Eve at Universal Orlando
To celebrate the New Year, guests can dance the night away at EVE, Universal CityWalk’s dazzling New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests can celebrate the New Year in style with the largest dance floor in Orlando, live entertainment and endless decadent dishes and signature drinks.  Tickets go on sale soon.

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