If you’re looking for a non-traditional way to celebrate the holidays look no further than Universal Orlando Resort. The Orlando theme park promises nothing but incredible experiences this December with the return of some of your favorite characters, dazzling decorations and unforgettable entertainment. 

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Kick off the holiday fun with The Grinch during Grinchmas. Be transported to Who-ville as Seuss Landing is transformed into the quirky, holiday-loving town. Gather with the resident Whos and try your best to bring some holiday joy to The Grinch. Sing and dance along to the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, plus make sure you snap a grump pic with the guest of honor himself, The Grinch at All The Books You Can Read Bookstore.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the start of the holiday season so what better way to enjoy holiday cheer than to watch larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida during the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The show also includes appearances by the mischievous Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me as well as characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films. 

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
One of the most magical things to experience during Universal Orlando’s Holiday fun is experiencing “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.” Every evening from dusk until the park closes at Universal's Islands of Adventure watch as Hogwarts Castle lights up in festive colors of the season inspired by beloved Harry Potter films. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley also get into the festivities with plenty of spirited decor to get you into the holiday spirit. Both the Frog Choir, comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs, and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees perform a holiday spin on their performances.

Seasonal Sweets and Treats
What’s a holiday celebration without seasonal eats? Universal Orlando is cooking up exclusive food and drink to get your taste buds excited for the season. Enjoy everything from specialty doughnuts to holiday cocktails at both Universal Orlando parks and Universal CityWalk.