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Traditional holidays at Universal Orlando

It’s the season to create lasting family memories at Universal Orlando Resort's holiday's celebration.

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Universal Orlando Resort. Beginning Dec. 6 through Jan. 3, families can create lifelong memories during Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration. Kids from one to 92 can watch larger-than-life balloons float through the streets during the Macy’s Holiday Parade, hear Christmas music sensation Mannheim Steamroller perform beloved holiday classics with a modern twist and come face-to-face with The Grinch at Grinchmas.

 

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous New York City parade. Guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with holiday characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony with the big man himself, Santa Claus. Also, guests won’t want to miss the Chloe The Clown “Balloonicle,” a new addition to the parade that combines a towering balloon with a self-powered vehicle that roams the streets of Universal Studios.

 

Following the parade, the acclaimed musical group Mannheim Steamroller will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios to perform memorable holiday hits on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21.

 

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, guests will smile from ear-to-ear during the heartwarming live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville, accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can meet the mean, green one himself and the Whos daily and, on select dates, enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

 

All theme park holiday entertainment – including Mannheim Steamroller concerts – is included as part of park-to-park or multi-day admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

 

Holiday Festivities at Universal Orlando’s On-Site Hotels

 

The celebration continues at the four on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – all of which will glisten with holiday decorations. Hotel guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with holiday buffets and dining events, tree-lighting ceremonies, special musical performances, visits from Santa Claus and holiday poolside "dive-in" movies. More information on all of the holiday festivities at the on-site hotels is available at: www.universalorlando.com/hotelholidays.

 

New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk

 

The whole year’s been leading up to this: EVE 2014. On December 31, guests can experience Universal CityWalk’s electrifying New Year’s celebration. This year’s unforgettable event features Orlando’s largest dance floor, six unique party zones, access to six of CityWalk’s high-energy nightclubs, live music, unlimited gourmet cuisine and a midnight champagne toast.

 

This is a separately ticketed event. More information on EVE 2014 will be available at www.UniversalOrlando.com/Holidays.

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