Universal Orlando is gearing up to kick off the fun-filled, destination-wide vacation on November 13, with the popular “Universal’s Holiday Tour” returning starting November 21.
What is happening:
- Universal Orlando Resort ”The Holiday Celebration invites guests to explore even more wonderful vacation offerings during the holiday season, including the popular return of its “Universal’s Holiday Tour,” an exclusive guided tour of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure available on select dates starting November 21, along with a lavish selection of themed goodies, top-notch shopping, and live entertainment throughout the celebration from November 13 to January 2.
- Universal’s Holiday Tour allows customers to discover:
- Meet the villainous and green himself, the Grinch, at Seuss Landing while enjoying a delicious Hot Cocoa Bar
- Experience an after-hours screening of Christmas Magic at Hogwarts Castle, a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts Castle with a stunning projection of the holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by the beloved Harry Potter films
- Enjoy a viewing area reserved for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – where more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats and hundreds of performers take to the streets of Universal Studios Florida
- Watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes in a live tale of Dr. Seuss’ vacation classic in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular with reserved seats, and afterwards join the merry Whos of
Who-ville for an exclusive question-and-answer session on stage
- Meet and greet Santa Claus and receive a digital download of My Universal Photos
- Receive a Universal’s Holiday Tree Hunt brochure to participate in a joyous quest to find 15 Holiday Trees in various merchandise locations in Theme Parks and Universal CityWalk
- Vacations to Universal Orlando also include all-new offers and the return of fan favorite experiences, themed food and drink, to a glittering Holiday Tribute store, cheerful musical performances from the best-selling vacation artist of all. the times, Mannheim Steamroller, and more.
- Customers can enjoy an incredible selection of new and old vacation menu items across Universal Orlando, and here are some of the happy and bright treats available for patrons to try this year:
- Nutella Cheesecake Reindeer Pop: This brand new reindeer-themed cheesecake is rich in smooth Nutella and topped with candied hazelnuts – available at Croissant Moon Bakery, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- ‘Red Hot’ Holiday Shake: Red Hot candy, crushed peppermint and a Christmas tree snack cake come together to create the new photo-worthy milkshake at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk
- Voodoo Donut: Holiday-themed voodoo donuts will be available throughout the season with new flavors including a Gingerbread Cake Donut, Green Glazed Gift Donut, and Marble Cake Crown Donut
- Hot Chocolate Bomb: Back by popular demand, this epic hot chocolate bomb ornament is chock full of marshmallows and heartwarming joy that guests can enjoy at the TODAY Cafe, located at Universal Studios Florida. And this year, guests can try out a new Grinch-themed hot chocolate bomb – filled with marshmallows and candied red hearts – at the Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
- Vegan Brownie: Customers looking for a vegan treat can feast on a classic holiday dessert colorful with frosting and other fiery embellishments – available in San Francisco at Universal Studios Florida or at Crescent Moon Bakery in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
- Hot Butter Beer: This fan favorite is now available in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all year round, but it’s even more perfect to enjoy during the holiday season.
- The return of the Holiday Tribute store to Universal Studios Florida invites customers to shop for the perfect holiday gift and sample seasonal fare in four incredibly immersive rooms. Customers can also stop by the Holiday Tribute Store – and other merchandise stores in theme parks and Universal CityWalk – to purchase a Holiday Tree Hunt brochure outlining the location of 15 brilliantly designed trees and collect an exclusive ornament. Holiday Tree Hunt to commemorate the experience.
- Best-selling vacation artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the sounds of the season. You can catch live performances on the Music Plaza stage on December 4, 5, 11 and 12.