Things To Do In Orlando

Universal Orlando Christmas Holiday Celebrations

December 1, 2012 through January 1, 2013

No need to travel to New York City for the holiday season!  Universal Orlando  brings a touch of New York City to Orlando during this holiday celebrations.

Experience a Musical Celebration of Holiday Fun & Excitement at Universal Orlando Resort.

Bring your family and enjoy the Universal Holiday Celebrations from December 1st. through January 1st, 2013 and experience one-of-a-kind holiday excitement the whole family can enjoy at Universal Orlando Resort.

Enjoy the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios, with authentic balloons, floats, and performers direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Meet the Grinch in Islands of Adventure in the heartwarming live show “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular” starring The Grinch™, the Wonky Tree Lot, strolling Whos, and experience some of your all time holiday favorite performers in the Universal Holiday Concert Series.


A Barney Holiday: Sing along and clap along with Barney and friends in A Day In The Park Show. A show your little ones will never forget!Blues Brothers Holiday Show:  See the Blues Brothers live performing holiday favorites like “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” and “Blue Christmas” with snow on Delancey Street at the end of each show.

Holiday Village: Located in the New York Area and Music Plaza Stage featuring gifts, treats to eat and drink, and fun crafts for the kids.

Mannheim Steamroller: Mannheim Steamroller is back again this year at Universal Studios.  The Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling group has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.  Live performances on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.


See the heartwarming live show “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular” starring “The Grinch™, Whos from Who-ville accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller, live in Islands of Adventure.  This hilarious and heart-warming live show stars The Grinch himself along with a whole town full of singing and dancing Whos.   Also get an autograph, shake his hand, or have your photo taken with The Grinch,  a one-of-a-kind holiday memento!  See your park map for times.



Join the Grinch for Breakfast: Treat your family to a special Grinchmas Character Breakfast at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Get up close and personal with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters.  Enjoy an all you can eat buffet while dining with The Grinch and your favorite Dr. Seuss Characters.   Tickets and reservations are required.

Select dates: Dec 1-2, 6-9, 13-31, 2012
Times: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am
Adults: $24.99 plus tax & gratuity, per person
Children (ages 3-9): $10.99 plus tax & gratuity, per person

Annual Passholderdiscount:
Premier Passholders: 15%   |   Preferred Passholders: 10%
For reservations, call (407) 224-4012 (reservations recommended)


Spend New Year’s Eve at CityWalk with live entertainment, gourmet cuisine and non-stop dancing and entertainment throughout the night.

Make the most of your holiday vacation by staying in hotels near Universal Studios Orlando offering affordable prices, great quality and the convenience for your Universal Orlando vacation.

For additional information on Universal Orlando holiday celebrations contact guest services at (407) 363-8000.

Don’t forget to visit Universal CityWalk.  An old-fashioned “holiday in the city” with 30-acre entertainment and shopping complex. Featuring glittering decorations, live musical performances and the chance to meet Santa’s elves.