Grinchmas steals spotlight at Universal Studios Hollywood as Florence Henderson becomes Who-Manitarian of the Year

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Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the start of the their Grinchmas holiday season with a “who-bilation” honoring veteran stage and screen actor Florence Henderson with the “Who-Manitarian of the Year” Award in support of her charitable work for the City of Hope research and treatment hospital.

The Grinch and his faithful dog Max bestowed the honor in front of an audience from L.A. Family Housing, a non-profit group dedicated to assisting residents transition out of homelessness and poverty through supportive services and a beneficiary organization of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Discover a Star Foundation.

Ms. Henderson, best known as “The Brady Bunch” mom Carol Brady, is a long-time supporter and advocate for City of Hope, a recognized world leader in compassionate patient care, innovative medical science and groundbreaking research.

Grinchmas officially begins at the park tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013, continuing weekends through December 15, then daily December 20 through December 31, all included in the price of theme park admission. This year, the new Universal Plaza serves as the venue for the towering Grinchmas tree, a whimsical centerpiece twisting and spiraling 60 feet above guests. The Grinch and his adorable dog Max entertain guests nearby with fun-filled photo opportunities.

Aboard the park’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, fans of the blockbuster film “Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” have the chance to enjoy a close-up view of the original Who-ville film sets with a performance by the Whos of Who-ville re-enacting scenes and songs from the movie.

To help bring guests in to take part in all the festive fun, Universal Studios Hollywood is also bringing back the popular “Buy A Day, Get 2014 Free” annual pass, offering visits throughout 2014 for the price of a single day’s admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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