Universal Orlando Resort is ringing in the holidays this year with new cheer to unwrap. Aside from a returning roster of favorites, the Florida destination sees the return of Universal’s Holiday Tour and Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast!
Universal’s Holiday Tour
WHERE: Both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
WHEN: Select dates beginning November 13 through January 1, 2023
COST: Starts at $79.99 (plus tax) and separate theme park admission with a 2-Park 1-Day Park-to-Park ticket is required.
HOW: Book at universalorlando.com/
On select dates, enjoy a guided tour filled that includes
- Meeting the Grinch, and his faithful dog, Max, while enjoying a delicious hot cocoa bar with small bites and desserts at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- Access to reserved seating at the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- Enjoying a meet-and-greet and photo opp with Santa Claus in Universal Studios Florida (includes one digital download photo)
- Capping off the night in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with an exclusive, after-hours showing of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle”
- Annual and Seasonal Passholders discount of $10 per ticket per passholder with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass.
Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast
WHERE:Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
WHEN: Select dates from November 12 through December 29, 2022
COST: $41.99 (plus tax) for adults and $26.99 (plus tax) for children and separate theme park admission is required.
HOW: Book at universalorlando.com/
A delicious breakfast with appearances by some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Grinch. Guests also receive access to one digital download photo as a keepsake from their encounter with the Grinch during this special opportunity.
Annual and Seasonal Passholders can take advantage of a 20% discount on the dining experience’s ticketed price when purchased in person at the front gate or a Guest Services location with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
WHERE: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” takes place as night falls. Guests will revel in a stunning projection of holiday spirit as Christmas moments inspired by J.K. Rowling’s stories
- Decorations on Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley with the whole land adorned in themed decorations, garlands and lights with the sounds of special holiday-themed performances filling the air
- Magical and Muggle Christmas carols from the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs
- Unique holiday hits of one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations, Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
- Seasonal food and beverages – including hot Butterbeer
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s
WHERE: Universal Studios Florida
- Featuring the fun of the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, the family of Shrek and the friendship of Madagascar
- Includes more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more
- A spectacular finale led by the one and only Santa Claus
WHERE: Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring The Grinch
- Special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville as they prepare for their favorite holiday throughout Seuss Landing
WHERE: Universal’s Hotels
- The awesomest celebration of the season continues at all eight Universal Orlando Resort hotels, complete with festive décor that perfectly complements each hotel’s individual theme, holiday feasts and special activities filled with holiday cheer for the whole family
- Universal hotel guests can enjoy special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays, menorah lighting ceremonies, holiday crafts for kids and more
- Select hotels offer additional holiday entertainment that includes Christmas tree lightings, strolling carolers and more
See it for Yourself
Holiday festivities at Universal Orlando Resort take place November 12, 2022 – January 1, 2023.