ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando has revealed the lineup for its holiday celebration, which will include the return of Grinchmas and the holiday parade.

What You Need To Know

  • The holiday season will return to Universal Orlando on Nov. 12

  • The resort has revealed the lineup of holiday activities and offerings

  • Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's and the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular will return

​​​The holiday season will begin at resort on Nov. 12 and run through Jan. 1, with a variety of offerings available such as seasonal decor, character encounters, themed merchandise, specialty food items and more.

During the celebration, Universal Studios Florida will offer Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The evening parade will include balloons, themed floats and characters from popular films such as “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Despicable Me.” Santa will also make an appearance during the finale.

In addition to the parade, Mannheim Steamroller will return to the park for live performances on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11, Universal said.

Over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the Grinch will return for the the live stage show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. The Seuss Landing section of the park will also feature holiday decor such as Christmas trees, wreaths and candy canes.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will also join in the holiday festivities with festive decor throughout both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Hogsmeade will also have performances from the Frog Choir, while Diagon Alley will have performances from Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees.

Universal said additional details about the event will be shared soon.


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