Beginning December 3rd, Universal Orlando will kick off its holiday celebrations at both theme parks and all on-site hotels; CityWalk will hold a New Year’s celebration.

Universal Studios Florida

Macy’s Holiday Parade

The Macy’s Holiday Parade will bring the excitement of the holiday season to Universal Studios Florida for the 15th year with larger-than-life balloons from New York’s famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will make its way through the park every afternoon.


Mannheim Steamroller

On December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, Mannheim Steamroller will perform holiday music live at the Music Plaza stage.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure


Grinchmas will come to life at Islands of Adventure’s Seuss Landing with a heartwarming live show featuring The Grinch and his dog, Max and the Whos from Who-ville. The area will also host a holiday breakfast buffet with The Grinch and other Dr. Seuss characters on December 3rd-4th, 8th-11th, 15th-18th, and 21st-25th. Tickets for adults are $34.99 plus tax; children tickets (ages 9 and under) are $20.99 plus tax.

Holiday Festivities

All five on-site hotels (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort) will bring the spirit of the season with festive décor, tree-lighting ceremonies, holidays buffets for Christmas day and New Year’s as well as Thanksgiving, special family-friendly events, and more.

Universal CityWalk


On New Year’s Eve, Universal CityWalk Orlando will ring in the new year with a spectacular celebration — Eve — featuring Orlando’s largest dance floor, endless entertainment, gourmet cuisine, music, and more.

For more information about Universal Orlando’s holiday celebrations, click here.


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