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2018 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort Returns Nov 17, 2018- Jan 6, 2019

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If you missed the incredibly-popular holiday festivities last year at Universal Orlando Resort, we have great news for you—it’s all returning this year! 2018 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort will run from November 17, 2018, until January 6, 2019.

Come celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit all the Whos down in Whoville with Grinchmas, and watch some of your favorite characters in the new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

And those are just the tip of the iceberg.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle is back. Revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit nightly in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

While in Hogsmeade, take in the festive décor, listen to the Frog Choir sing holiday themed songs and grab a Hot Butterbeer. Then head over to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida to see more stunning holiday decorations throughout London and Diagon Alley.

And you won’t want to miss the talented Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees sing their holiday hits.

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Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

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Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is returning to the streets of Universal Studios Florida. This colorful parade fills the streets with music, confetti, and some of your favorite characters, including the Despicable Me Minions, Shrek and Fiona, King Julien, the Penguins of Madagascar, and more!

And, of course, there’s a visit from Santa as he rides high in the sky on a beautiful float, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Grinchmas is returning to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Hear the tale of the Grinch and help the Whos down in Whoville save Christmas during a wonderful live stage show. Sing along to all your favorite songs and get into the Grinchmas spirit.

You can even start your morning off with breakfast with the Grinch himself (reservations required). Then stroll through Seuss Landing, all decked out for Christmas by the bustling Whos as they get their final preparations in order for Christmas.

Mannheim Steamroller

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Fan-favorite Mannheim Steamroller will be returning to perform live on the Music Plaza Stage. Their performances will take place on select night during the months of November and December.

Resort-Wide Celebration

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The festively decorated on-site hotels at Universal Orlando will be just as beautiful this year. Each resort has décor specific to their location and provides a wonderful backdrop for family holiday photos.

You can meet Santa Claus, watch tree lightings, indulge in special holiday treats, and see all the decorations – all while on vacation.

Right now, you can save up to $100 on a Universal Orlando vacation package.

This vacation package allows you to experience everything we have to offer for the holidays. You won’t want to miss a holiday experience like this.

Holiday Stay and Play Package

  • 5-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Park 5-Day Base Ticket to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and select rides at Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required).
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk

*Click here for full details and restrictions.

Start planning your trip now for 2018 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort—and get ready to take your holidays to the next level.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2016 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort By the Numbers

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2016 Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort By the Numbers

Have you ever wondered how many miles it takes for the balloons to travel from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to Universal Orlando Resort? Or just how many feet of garland are draped over the resort every holiday season?

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Well, Universal’s Art & Design team just shared some festive figures on the holiday cheer they spread throughout Universal Orlando each year:

  • 100,500 – Lights on the tallest Christmas tree
  • 56,000 – Cubic feet of helium used in Macy’s Holiday Parade each year
  • 50,000 – Linear feet of garland strung about Universal Orlando each year
  • 7,000 – Lights on the Universal Studios Florida arch wreath
  • 1,081 – Miles The Macy’s balloons travel from New York City to Universal Orlando
  • 1,000 – Pounds of confetti used in Macy’s Holiday Parade each year
  • 864 – Feet of garland on the Universal Studios Florida arch wreath
  • 222 – Performances of “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular”
  • 90 – Performers in Macy’s Holiday Parade
  • 80 – Approximate feet of the tallest Christmas tree
  • 12 – Balloons in the Macy’s Holiday Parade

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Come on out and see a holiday celebration of epic proportions for yourself with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, now through Jan. 1.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Spend the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

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If you are thinking about planning a vacation with your family this year, Universal Orlando offers a variety of events and activities to help you enjoy the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort. Along with the exciting attractions in the parks like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you can enjoy holiday events like Grinchmas and Macy’s Holiday Parade.The Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort will begin on December 6, 2014 and run every day through January 3, 2015.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure is home to Grinchmas, a wintery wonderland throughout Seuss Landing. You can enjoy a live retelling of the classic Seuss story in “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” complete with the Whos from Who-ville and an original music score from Manheim Steamroller. You can even meet The Grinch and the Whos!

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade runs down the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons that are used in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This year will feature a new addition, Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios. You can also see colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus.

Mannheim Steamroller, the masters of modern Christmas music, will return to the stage at Universal Studios to spread Christmas cheer. They will perform holiday hits at the Music Plaza stage on December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21.

All of the incredible holiday entertainment inside the parks—including Mannheim Steamroller—is included with regular Park-to-Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

If you’ll be around for New Year’s Eve, Universal CityWalk is the place to be! You can enjoy “a dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration which includes non-stop entertainment, unique party zones—each with their own entertainment and signature drinks—along with six different clubs with live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and Orlando’s largest dance floor.”

If you are planning a Universal Orlando vacation, you can save up to 30% off one of the four on-site hotels. Plus, you can take advantage of great perks like early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and complimentary transportation to the parks. You will also receive complimentary unlimited express passes if you stay at one of the deluxe on-site hotels.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Orlando’s agency of the year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information.