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Universal Orlando Holidays

Beginning mid-November, season’s screamings give way to Season’s Greetings! Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort kick off on November 16th and march all the way through to January 5th.

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort includes favorites like Manheim Steamroller in concert, The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Joining these festive fan favorites, a trio of palate pleasing possibilities tempt guests with Yuletide yumminess!

Universal Holiday celebration

Festive fun in the Florida sun doesn’t get any better than Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort. Both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure come alive with year-end excitement. Parades, performances, parties, and Potter-powered magic make this resort the ultimate Holiday vacation destination.

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Delightful details about Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios Florida Holiday Magic

Continuing a holiday tradition, performances from Mannheim Steamroller return for 2019. Concerts are included with park admission on the following dates: Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30; Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15.

Mannheim Steamroller

Giant inflatable characters, floats and more make up the Macy’s inspired Holiday parade. Joining this year’s spectacle, “Minions,” “Madagascar” and “Shrek” characters make appearances. Of course, Santa Claus joins in the marching magic during Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s.

Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's.

Speaking of magic, Diagon Alley transforms into a Wizarding World Winter Wonderland with spellbinding seasonal décor and special holiday enchanting entertainment.

Diagon Alley

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A pair of delicious December dining diversion add to the seasonal soiree’

Festive Flavors Holiday Buffet includes exclusive viewing areas for the Holiday Parade and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration. This add-on adventure is available during the last week of December at a cost of $64.99 (plus tax) for adults.

“Savor the flavors of the season and add even more happy to your holidays. Evenings from December 22 to 30 you can delight in an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal featuring taste-tempting specialties and seasonal desserts, along with sparkling wine, non-alcoholic beverages including sparkling cider, and a cash bar. You’ll also enjoy access to exclusive viewing areas to join the fun of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, and experience the breathtaking evening spectacle, Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration. (Separate Universal Studios Florida admission required.” – Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Orlando holiday celebration

The Sweet & Sounds Dessert Party ($49.99 + tax per adult) offers an exclusive location to catch Mannheim Steamroller in concert and enjoy the Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

“On select nights from November 16 through December 15 you can treat yourself to seasonal desserts, savory bites, sparkling wine and non-alcoholic beverages . . .” – Universal Orlando Resort

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Holidays at Islands of Adventure

The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts” projection show serves as the centerpiece for seasonal sensations at Hogsmeade Village. Not to be outdone by Diagon Alley, this original Wizarding World wonder whips up its own holiday decor.

No Christmas celebration at Islands of Adventure is complete without experiencing Grinchmas. Seuss Landing’s very own green grouch, the Grinch once again stars in his own special seasonal show. And yes, “The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” is a fun, festive stage show, suitable for every who in the family.

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Additional amusement arrives in the form of “The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.” Each show, on select days, seats guests between 8 am and 10 am. To add this event to a theme-park visit, the cost is $34.99 for adults and $20.99 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax).

“Choose from irresistible entrees and get your camera ready. The Grinch™ himself will make the rounds, stopping to pose for photos and share hilariously snarky small talk. (Separately ticketed experience.)” – Universal Orlando Resort

The Grinch

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort includes all six on site hotels.

From the Aventura Hotel, to Hard Rock Hotel all six locations add their own flavor of festive Yuletide fun. Cabana Bay features 50’s and 60’s retro decor while Lowe’s Sapphire Falls Resort hosts a handful of their own holiday traditions. Santa, elves, Holiday meals, Hanukkah celebrations and more accommodate guests celebrating end of year holidays. Be sure to check out the resort website for details

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Holidays at Universal Orlando Cabana Bay

How will you celebrate the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort?

As the calendar calls out the end of 2019, seasonal magic makes its way to Central Florida’s theme parks. Universal Orlando Resort offers the perfect place to enjoy a host of holiday happenings.  From theme park performances to delicious December dining, all the details can be found on the Universal Orlando Resort website.

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