Create Unforgettable Memories At Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays Celebration

December 18, 2012 on 2:55 pm | In Florida, London, Orlando, Theme Parks Zoos Aquariums, United Kingdom | Comments Off



Heart-warming festive traditions return with Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade and Christmas music sensation Mannheim Steamroller – with more concerts than ever before

The celebration continues across the entire destination with events at on-site hotels and Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve Party

Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration is where families create holiday memories to last a lifetime. With one-of-a-kind Christmas traditions that all ages can enjoy, it’s the only place where guests can come face-to-face with The Grinch at Grinchmas, watch magnificent Macy’s balloons wind through the streets and hear Christmas music sensation – Mannheim Steamroller – perform beloved holiday classics. Beginning December 1st and running until January 1st, the Holidays at Universal Orlando offers incredible festive experiences at both theme parks.

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, families will be filled with festive cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can watch the heart-warming live show, “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,” featuring The Grinch and the Whos from Who-ville accompanied by an original musical score by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests can also meet The Grinch and the Whos and on select dates, purchase and enjoy a special breakfast with the characters.

At Universal Studios Florida, the Macy’s Holiday Parade will fill the streets every evening with the same larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous New York City parade.
Vacation Deals for Orlando by BookIt.com®This year, the parade will include all-new Nutcracker and Mouse King “trycaloons” – tandem tricycles that appear to be pedalled by whimsical balloon characters from the popular tale.

Guests will also enjoy colourful Christmas characters, fantasy-filled floats and a tree-lighting ceremony by Father Christmas.

Returning this year with more concerts than ever before is Mannheim Steamroller – the masters of Christmas music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide. The acclaimed musical group will take to the Music Plaza stage in Universal Studios eight nights this year to perform their memorable holiday hits for guests. Performance nights are Dec. 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.

All theme park holiday entertainment – including Mannheim Steamroller concerts – is included as part of general admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. So book your memorable getaway now!

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Getaways

Christmas Holiday Packages

Stay on-site and receive exclusive benefits including complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular queues in both theme parks PLUS early park admission to Islands of Adventure:
Orlando Flex Ticket

Seven nights in Orlando with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, accommodation at the 4V+ Loews Royal Pacific Resort on a room only basis with transfers included starts from £815.

Prices are per person based on 2 adults travelling and sharing a standard room, price includes all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on departures 11th Dec 2012.

Seven nights in Orlando with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando, accommodation at the 3V Quality Inn International on a room only basis with transfers included starts from £585. Prices are per person based on 2 adults travelling and sharing a standard room, price includes all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. Prices are based on departures 11th Dec 2012.

To book: www.virginholidays.co.uk , 0844 557 3859 or visit one of our 100 stores located in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

Get your Universal 2-Park Bonus ticket now!
Experience the best of Universal Orlando® Resort with unlimited admission to both Universal Studios Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® for up to 14 consecutive days. The Universal 2-Park Bonus also includes all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®, Orlando’s hottest nightspot.

See www.universalorlando.co.uk  for more information and to buy your ticket now


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Holiday Festivities at the three on-site hotels at Universal Orlando

The celebration continues at the three on-site hotels at Universal Orlando – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort – all of which will glisten with Christmas decorations. Hotel guests will be immersed in the spirit of the season with holiday buffets and dining events, tree-lighting ceremonies, special musical performances, and Christmas pool-side “dive-in” movies.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel kicks off the holiday season on Friday 23rd November with ‘Holiday Harbour Nights’, a wine, food, jazz and tree lighting celebration on the Harbour Piazza.

On select nights in December at Portofino, guests can enjoy Holiday in the Harbour, with carolers, acrobatic elves, scavenger hunts and storytelling. Hard Rock Hotel features special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve buffets and welcomes Santa to The Kitchen restaurant on Fridays in December. Loews Royal Pacific Resort offers holiday buffets for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, plus a special New Year’s Eve luau to ring in the New Year.

New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk

On December 31st, guests can ring in 2013 at one of the hottest parties of the year – Universal CityWalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration. This year’s electrifying event features a rockin’ concert by one of today’s top artists, access to seven of CityWalk’s high-energy nightclubs, all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine and a midnight champagne toast.

For more information on the Holidays at Universal Orlando visit www.universalorlando.co.uk/Annual_Events/Holidays

About Universal Orlando Resort

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando holiday, but there is only one place where holiday becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a night-time entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.

Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.


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