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Universal Orlando Resort's holiday celebrations begin Nov. 17!

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  •   11-16-2023  4:38 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Universal Orlando Resort's holiday celebrations begin Nov. 17!
Universal Orlando Resort guests can meet the mean, green one himself, the Grinch, this holiday season. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Universal Orlando Resort's annual Holidays celebration officially kicks off this Friday (Nov. 17) – inviting guests and clients to set their festive side free with merry experiences across the theme park destination. 

Beginning Nov. 17 and running daily through Dec. 31, guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of year at Universal Orlando as they enjoy Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grinchmas, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, festive-themed fare, an all-new incredibly themed Holiday Tribute Store and so much more.

See below for more information about the exciting offerings available at Universal Orlando this holiday season:

Festive Experiences at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure   

Guests visiting Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure can unleash their holiday spirit as they experience a mix of merry and mischief across the theme parks, including: 

  • Exploring the wizarding holiday wonderlands of both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then capping the night with the wondrous spectacle, “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade
  • Meeting the mean, green one himself – the Grinch – and reveling in the spirit of Grinchmas with a live retelling of the Dr. Seuss holiday classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during “The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” at Universal Islands of Adventure
  • Gazing in awe at the larger-than-life balloons, festive holiday floats and beloved characters that wind the streets of Universal Studios Florida during Universal’s Holidays Parade featuring Macy’s
  • Enjoying the sounds of the season with live performances by the top-selling holiday artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, at Universal Studios Florida on December 2, 3, 9, and 10.

Holiday-themed treats 

Guests can savour a taste of the holidays with specialty food and beverage offerings inspired by fan-favourite holiday characters along with returning seasonal flavours, including a Holiday Loaded Vegan Sweet Potato, a Turkey Dinner Sandwich, Earl’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Acorn Bomb, and Grinch-themed treats like Grinch Cookies, a Grinch Ice Cream Sandwich and a Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb. At Universal CityWalk, guests can also enjoy the all-new Letters to Santa Holiday Shake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen – complete with coquito ice cream, dulce de leche and a chocolate Christmas card.

New holiday tribute store 

The whimsical Holidays celebration continues with this year’s newly themed Tribute Store, Universal Tribute Store and Post,” which captures the warm spirit of gift giving during the holiday season.  

The post office-themed store includes three rooms inspired by the Hogsmeade Owl Post, Who-ville Post Office and Earl’s Garage Delivery Hub – full of seasonal treats and merchandise like Christmas at Hogwarts sweatshirts and an interactive snowy owl plush, a Grinch plush backpack and popcorn bucket, an Earl the Squirrel spirit jersey and plush, and so much more.  

Guests can also browse select items from Universal’s assortment of Holidays merchandise and make purchases online by visiting  here

Get 2 days free 

Guests can keep the festivities going at Universal CityWalk with seasonal food and beverage and special entertainment.  

Plus, all eight Universal Orlando Resort hotels will be decked out with festive décor and feature holiday feasts and activities the whole family can enjoy, including special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, plus menorah lightings and more.  

Select hotels even offer special holiday entertainment like Christmas tree lightings and strolling carolers. 

Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration is included with regular admission to the theme parks.  

U.S. and Canada residents can now take advantage of the “Get 2 Days Free with a 2-Park, 3-Day Ticket” and spend five days celebrating the Holidays at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure for the price of a three-day ticket. Guests also have the option to upgrade their ticket to include Universal Volcano Bay. 

Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, and select venues at Universal CityWalk will be open after midnight on New Year's Eve for the festivities.

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