‘Tis the season to spend time with friends and family and what better way to do so then at one of Orlando’s most popular theme parks?

Universal Orlando Resorts are getting into the holiday spirit with tons of old and new holiday-themed events the whole family will enjoy. Guests will come face-to-face with the Grinch and the Whos from Whoville, watch a cheerful holiday parade filled with big Macy’s balloons and sing alongs to classic holiday tunes and stroll through a holiday-trimmed park the whole family will love! Here’s what to expect at Universal’s two parks this holiday season:

Adults and children alike will love the holiday entertainment at Islands of Adventure when Dr. Seuss’ book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is brought to life in Grinchmas at Seuss Landing. Guests can see the heart-warming live show featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville with an original recorded musical score by Manheim Steamroller. You’ll even be able to meet the grumpy Grinch and the Whos as they stroll through Seuss Landing!

At Universal Orlando, guests will be able to experience the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade without traveling to the Big Apple. The Macy’s Holiday Parade will celebrate its 10th anniversary of partnership with Universal Orlando by filling the streets every evening with some of the iconic elements at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The event features colorful holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats – including one specially designed to commemorate the 10-year milestone – a tree-lighting ceremony by Santa Claus and dozens of larger-than-life balloons.

And returning this year is Mannheim Steamroller with more concerts than ever before! The acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios six times this year to play their holiday hits for guests. You can catch Mannheim Steamroller on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Also at Universal Studios, guests can watch special holiday-themed versions of their favorite shows, and nightly a capella holiday music in the nearby Holiday Village, which is filled with holiday treats including caramel apples, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and a cupcake decorating location.

You can find both Universal Orlando or Islands of Adventure tickets for less right here on BestofOrlando.com! Base tickets start at just $84.00 for adults and $78.00 for children. To experience both Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure’s holiday activities make sure you check out the Universal Orlando Park to Park tickets. Spend 2-days jumping from Macy’s Holiday Parade to The Grinch for just $139.99 for adults and $129.99 for children. Stay tuned for more details on Universal Orlando’s holiday events. And don’t forget to check back for other Orlando theme park holiday news.