Holiday Celebration at Universal Orlando: December 5, 2015–January 2, 2016

Universal Holidays

We haven’t even had Halloween yet, and I know what you are thinking “why are we talking about the Christmas holiday season in October?” Well that’s what I’m thinking, and I’m the one writing this! However, it’s NEVER to early to plan a magical vacation to celebrate the Thanksgiving or Christmas Holiday with your family, and what better place than Universal Orlando.

At Universal Studios, the celebration of Christmas fills the streets with floats you may remember from your childhood in the Macy’s Holiday Parade.

Oh but that’s not all you’ll have the chance to enjoy live performances by the award-winning Mannheim Steamroller, but plan ahead because they are only on select nights of December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Any fans of THE GRINCH out there? Well it’s not Christmas until you meet the Grinch! At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing transforms into the whimsical world of Grinchmas. Have a chance to meet the main man himself too! You are bound to have fun with this “Who-liday” spectacular, and maybe your heart will grow two sizes bigger too!

Want the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters? How about starting your day with “The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast”in Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous which is a cute circus themed restaurant with strange creatures performing acrobats twirls high overhead.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast hosted by the master of mischief from Mt. Crumpit himself, The Grinch. This is an amazing way to start of your holiday’s at Universal Orlando, but don’t forget “Thing 1 & Thing 2!”

  • **Tickets and reservations are required to attend so make sure you book ahead of time.

Now let’s talk about a few other shows that also have a little holiday spin to them. First up BARNEY! I know parents of children from the 90’s enjoyed many many shows from this lovable dino, and I personally loved the Christmas specials. Well now he has his own holiday show located inside Universal Studios Florida.

A Barney™ Holiday

  • Join Barney™ and his friends for a magical musical show full of songs at “A Day In The Park With Barney™!”

Attention all adults that LOVE the blues! I have a show for you with a holiday spin too. Who’s a fan of “The Blues Brothers?” I thought so! Well you guessed it they have their own show located inside Universal Studios Florida on Delancey Street. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to rock & roll!

The Blues Brothers® Holiday Show

  • Jake and Elwood perform festive favorites like “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “Blue Christmas,” and more with snow oat the end of each show.

Even The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has a little something extra for the colder holiday season. Are you a fan of Butterbeer? How about HOT Butterbeer? Well I have some good news for you, Universal Orlando had decided to permanently add HOT butterbeer to go along with the ever popular FROZEN and COLD versions currently being served at several locations within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Don’t forget they also have butterbeer-flavored ice cream in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley.


Don’t let the fun end in the parks, stay in the heart of the holiday magic at one of Universal Orlando’s spectacular on-site hotels, and with the exclusive theme park benefits that on-site hotel guests enjoy. It’s sure to make your visit a merry one. For more information about planning a magical Orlando vacation with an many On-Site Hotel+ Ticket Packages for the Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks, Busch Gardens Tampa, Nickelodeon Suites Resort, and Walt Disney World Resorts contact me anytime. I would love to help you plan the best family vacation ever!

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My name is Leigh Saleh. I’m a Travel Agent with World of Magic Travel. I’m a Universal Orlando Specialist, SeaWorld Parks Specialist, Legoland Florida Specialist and a Disney Destination Specialist as well as many more destinations including cruise linesEmail me today at leigh@worldofmagictravel.com to book your next “Magical” family vacation to your favorite destination.

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