It’s not even Halloween yet, but it is time to get into the Holiday mood! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO has announced that their HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION starting on December 5th. Over at the Studios is the return of the classic MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE. Over at Islands of Adventure, GRINCHMAS returns with “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.”

At Universal CITYWALK is EVE, the New Year’s Eve party that includes entertainment, and unique party zones. Universal Orlando’s HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION starts December 5- January 2nd. 

Full announcement below…


Before I could write this blog post, I had to get in the holiday spirit.

First up, a piping hot peppermint mocha, my go-to holiday drink. Next, was a phone call to my Mom to ask her what she got me this year (she didn’t tell me, but hey, it’s tradition).

Then, it was a ten-hour loop of holiday music. I can never get enough “White Christmas.”

So why do all that in August? Because I get to share with you that the Holidays Celebration is returning to Universal Orlando Resort!

Beginning Dec. 5 and running daily through Jan 2, you can enjoy:

  • The Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida. This year, you’ll get to see two all-new balloons exclusive to our parade: Turkey Balloonicle—a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle—and Holiday Lights Balloon—a spectacular string of balloons that dazzle while floating through the air.
  • Grinchmas coming to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. You won’t want to miss the heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville. You’ll also have the opportunity to dine with The Grinch and Friends during a delicious character breakfast (separate purchase required, more info here).
  • Mannheim Steamroller, the masters of modern Christmas music. This year, they’ll take the Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios on Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

The celebration continues at our four on-site hotels, where you check out holiday buffets and dining events, tree-lighting ceremonies, special music performances, Hanukkah candle lightings, visits from Santa Claus, holiday poolside “dive-in” movies and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations. Click here to check out on-site vacation packages.

And, you won’t want to miss Eve, our New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal’s CityWalk. This massive party includes non-stop entertainment, unique party zones—each with their own entertainment and signature drinks—along with access to six different clubs with live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and Orlando’s largest dance floor.