Universal Orlando Resort Gearing Up for a Spectacular Holiday Season

By Maureen Buccellato 
 Nov 01, 2021 01:21 PM EST
Universal Orlando Resort Gearing Up for a Spectacular Holiday Season

It's that magical time of year again and Universal Orlando Resort's Holidays celebration is coming soon!

This year, guests will experience even more wonderous holiday offerings during the festive 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, as well as a scrumptious selection of themed holiday treats, top-notch shopping and live performances throughout the celebration running from November 13 and continuing through January 2.

During "Universal's Holiday Tour", guests can experience the following:

* Meet the mean, green one himself, the Grinch, in Seuss Landing while enjoying a delicious Hot Cocoa Bar
* Experience an after-hours showing of "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle" - a spectacular transformation of Hogwarts castle with a stunning projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by beloved Harry Potter films
* Take advantage of a reserved viewing area 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 during a live retelling of Dr. Seuss's holiday classic in the "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular" with reserved seating and, after, join the merry Whos from Who-ville for an exclusive on-stage Q&A session
* Meet and greet with Santa and receive one My Universal Photos digital download
* Receive a Universal's Holiday Tree Hunt brochure to participate in a merry quest to find 15 holiday trees throughout various merchandise locations within the theme parks and Universal CityWalk

An what would the holidays be without delicious treats? This year's culinary selections will include new items as well as guest favorites, including:

* Nutella Cheesecake Reindeer Pop: This all-new reindeer-themed cheesecake pop is rich with smooth Nutella and garnished with candied hazelnuts - available at Croissant Moon Bakery, located at Universal's Islands of Adventure
* "Red Hot" Holiday Shake: Red Hot candies, crushed peppermint, and a Christmas tree snack cake come together to create the newest photo-worthy milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen in Universal CityWalk
* Voodoo Doughnut: Holidays-themed Voodoo doughnuts will be available throughout the season with new flavors, including a gingerbread cake doughnut, green-glazed holiday gift doughnut, and marble cake wreath doughnut
* Hot Chocolate Bomb: Back by popular demand, this epic hot chocolate bomb ornament is full of marshmallows and heartwarming cheer for guests to enjoy at TODAY Cafe, located at Universal Studios Florida. And this year, guests can try a new Grinch-themed hot chocolate bomb - filled with marshmallows and red-candied hearts - at Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop at Universal's Islands of Adventure
* Vegan Brownie: Guests looking for a vegan sweet treat can delight in a classic holiday dessert colorfully decorated with frosting and other spirited embellishments - available in San Francisco at Universal Studios Florida or Croissant Moon Bakery at Universal's Islands of Adventure
* Hot Butterbeer: This fan-favorite is now available in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all year long but is even more perfect to enjoy during the holiday season

Guests will also be able to do some holiday shopping at the Holiday Tribute Store, take in a performance from Mannheim Steamroller, and enjoy festive happening around Universal Orlando's hotels.

For more information head over to www.UniversalOrlando.com
 



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