Santa Claus is coming to town at Universal Orlando Christmas Holiday Celebration! Know for thrills, chills, and family fun…. Universal Studios has really outdone themselves this year. My son and I had the pleasure of visiting last week to see the Orlando theme park transformed into a winter wonderland!
Universal Orlando Christmas Holiday Celebration features the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade. Larger than life balloons that filled the streets of NYC in the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade, can now be seen as they meander through the streets of Universal Studios.
Ladies on stilts, a motorcycle motorcade of police, and this fella will have you fascinated as the parade marches on. My son was so excited as he was pointed at in the crowd by the man above, asking if he should sound the gong. As the bands play while they march down the street, you can’t help but sway to the beat and join in the holiday celebration!
Universal Orlando Christmas Macy’s holiday parade includes The Simpsons, Scooby Doo’s best buddy Shaggy, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Floats include the “Big Red Guy”, Turkey Balloonicle, Holiday Lights, and The Nutcracker. New to this year’s parade is the “Virginia” balloon depicting the 8-year old girl from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as the “Mother Ginger” from The Nutcracker. Macy’s Holiday Parade begins at 5Pm followed by a tree lighting ceremony with Santa! My favorite viewing spot is right in front of TRANSFORMERS The Ride-3D
While at Universal Orlando Christmas Celebration check out The “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
The classical tale of Dr. Seuss’s, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” comes to life before your very eyes!
The “green one, Mr. Grinch” is up to his usual antics as he comes face to face with The Whos from Who-ville! In addition to attending the classic holiday show, you can join the Grinch and friends for a special holiday breakfast buffet on select dates!
While at Universal Orlando Christmas Holiday Celebration join Mannheim Steamroller at the Music Plaza stage on select nights to perform electrifying holiday classics with a modern twist. Performances will take place on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
All holiday activities named above are included with your admission. The Holiday Breakfast buffet does require an additional fee for your meal, in addition to admission. Reservations are required. Find more information about Universal Orlando Christmas Holiday Celebration here www.UniversalOrlando.com/