Experience the Magic of the Holidays at Universal Orlando

By Jenny Wheeler

As the holiday season approaches, Universal Orlando transforms into a winter wonderland filled with festive cheer and exciting experiences for the whole family. From enchanting shows and dazzling light displays to delightful character encounters, here are the top holiday offerings you won’t want to miss at Universal Orlando from November 17 to December 31.


Step into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as Universal Orlando celebrates Grinchmas. Meet the mean, green one himself, the Grinch, and take part in the heartwarming live retelling of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Prepare to be mesmerized by the incredible decorations and joyful spirit spread throughout Seuss Landing.

Holiday VIP Tour: 

For an unforgettable VIP experience, consider the Holiday VIP Tour. This exclusive tour allows you to enjoy express access to select attractions, preferred seating for shows, and a guided tour of all the festive offerings. Marvel at the park’s stunning holiday decor while expert guides share behind-the-scenes stories and secrets. You can even enjoy hot chocolate with the Grinch and Max! This is also the only way to meet Santa at Universal Orlando! This is a 2 park non-private experience. Separate theme park tickets are required. 

Breakfast with The Grinch: 

Start your day off with a whimsical breakfast unlike any other at Universal Orlando. Delight in a buffet-style meal while you join The Grinch and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters for fun interactions, photos, and autographs. This experience is perfect for families looking to make lasting holiday memories. Park admission is required to Islands of Adventure. 

Hogwarts Light Show: 

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogwarts Castle comes to life with dazzling lights. The nightly Hogwarts Light Show features a mesmerizing display of colorful projections and music, bringing the holiday spirit to the grounds of Hogwarts. Don’t miss this enchanting spectacle that will leave you in awe.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s:
Look for some of your favorite characters from Despicable Me and Madagascar while larger than life floats pass by. 

From Grinchmas and the Holiday VIP Tour to Breakfast with The Grinch and the Hogwarts Light Show, Universal Orlando offers a range of holiday experiences that are sure to fill your heart with joy and ignite your holiday spirit. Make the most of this festive season by visiting Universal Orlando between November 17 and December 31, where magical moments await at every turn.

Reach out to [email protected] or support a quote request HERE (https://straightawaytravel.com/quote-request/)

Join our newsletter and receive the latest promotions and best tips to save $$ on your vacation!

Newsletter Signup