Options abound for those looking to celebrate the holidays (including Disney Holidays and Santa’s Village) but today we’re taking a look at Universal Studios Hollywood where the popular Grinchmas celebration returns to ring in seasonal merriment into the new year. We were invited to come check out the festivities last weekend and we present now a taste of the holiday celebration!

The Grinchmas celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood runs everyday now through January 1.

A Happy Wholibration!

At the central plaza of the upper lot you can find a merry Wholibration with residents of Whoville, a giant Christmas tree, and of course… THE GRINCH!

Meet the Grinch and Who-ville citizens




Meet a slew of zany characters including Postal Patty the Intern, Annie Whobovitz, Mayor Augustus May Who, Cindy Lou Who, you never quite know who!

Good Deed and Scavenger Hunt

Send the Grinch a postcard promising three good deeds, and a book will be gifted to child in need in a city of your choice!

Once you send your postcard you can also take part in a Scavenger Hunt to recover some of the Grinch’s stolen gifts that are scattered around the Who-libration area. Your reward is a fancy grincny green wristband!

Martha May and the Who-Dolls

Storytime with Cindy Lou Who

Grinchmas on the Studio Tram Tour

As part of the world famous Studio Tram Tour, you’ll see a cute but brief singing moment from the actual Who-ville set on the backlot. Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch and more perform a quick musical number!

Holiday Harry

HOT BUTTERBEER has finally made its way to the Wizarding World in Hollywood and it’s every bit as magical as cold and frozen Butterbeer… arguably just a touch MORE magical? It’s only available at The Three Broomsticks and Hogshead Pub, so grab it while it lasts!

The Three Broomsticks HOLIDAY FEAST is also a fantastic new offering for the season offering a hearty selection that includes Beef Wellington, Turkey with Gravyy, Winter Veggies, Butternut Squash Soup and more. It’s enough for four or five people and a fantastic choice for larger groups to split.

For dessert, there’s also a new (considerably less remarkable) Eton Mess made with strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped heavy cream. For our money we’ll stick with Sticky Toffee Pudding and Potted Butterbeer Cream.

Of course if you need more sugar you can head over to Honeydukes for the expected selection of tantalizing treats…

Merry Minions and Happy Gru Year

The Minions are in a festive spirit and have decorated the area for the holidays.


CityWalk is getting in on the holiday act this year too and you can meet Santa here too!

Want to see it for yourself?

Visit official site for tickets and information. Make sure to buy AHEAD of time for extra savings.

The GRINCHMAS celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood runs everyday now through January 1.