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November 30, 2016

'TIS THE SEASON FOR A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

Joyous holiday traditions return Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 with Grinchmas, the 15th Anniversary of Macy's Holiday Parade and Holiday Concerts by Mannheim Steamroller


ORLANDO, Fla (Nov. 9, 2016) - Beginning Dec. 3 and running daily through Jan. 1, families can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Universal Orlando Resort's Holidays celebration. Adults and children alike will marvel at majestic balloons in the 15th anniversary of Macy's Holiday Parade, discover the holiday cheer of Who-ville at Grinchmas and hear electrifying holiday classics performed by renowned Christmas sensation Mannheim Steamroller.

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons as seen in the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy's Holiday Parade. New to this year's parade is the "Virginia" balloon depicting the 8-year old girl from the famed Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus  newspaper editorial of the late 1800s, as well as the "Mother Ginger" special character from The Nutcracker, which will join the many popular balloons in the Macy's Holiday Parade including "Big Man Santa" and the "Wiggleworm."


At Universal's Islands of Adventure, guests will come face-to-face with the mean, green one himself and be filled with holiday cheer as Grinchmas comes to life throughout Seuss Landing. Guests can discover the true meaning of Christmas in a heartwarming live show, "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular," featuring the Whos from Who-ville, or join the Grinch and friends for a delicious holiday breakfast buffet on select dates.

Plus, on select nights, the masters of modern Christmas music Mannheim Steamroller return with the sweet sounds of the holiday season at Universal Studios Florida. Performances will take place on the Music Plaza Stage on Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Access to Universal Orlando's Holidays festivities is included in regular admission to the theme parks. For a limited time now through Dec. 18, Florida residents can save up to $250 on a Universal Orlando Vacation Package with valid UPC Code from Nestle Pure Life Purified Water. For more information about this exclusive offer, visit UnviersalOrlando.com/holidays.

Holiday Celebrations at Universal's On-Site Hotels
The festivities continue at Universal Orlando's five on-site hotels, including the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, which is celebrating its first holiday. The spirit of the season flows freely at the on-site hotels with festive decor, tree-lighting ceremonies, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's holiday buffets, plus special family-friendly events to ring in 2017. Find more information about the hotels' festivities here.

Eve at Universal CityWalk
The holidays wouldn't be complete without a spectacular New Year's Eve party. Guests can ring in the New Year at Universal CityWalk's electrifying New Year's Eve celebration featuring Orlando's largest dance floor, endless entertainment and all-you-can-eat gourmet cuisine. Information about Eve event tickets will be released at a later date.

For more information about the Holidays at Universal Orlando, ticket offers and vacation packages, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.

About Universal Orlando Resort 
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family - incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando's theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world's most exciting and innovative theme park experiences - including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And in early summer 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal's Volcano Bay - an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal's on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 - powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk's newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. 

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