Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando Starting Dec 3

Macy's Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando

Joyous holiday traditions return to Universal Orlando December 3 to January 1 with Grinchmas, the 15th Anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, and holiday concerts by Mannheim Steamroller.

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons 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.”

Plus, Mannheim Steamroller, the masters of modern Christmas music, will will perform on the Music Plaza Stage on December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

Over at Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing turns into Grinchmas for the holidays. Enjoy the live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular,” featuring the Whos from Who-ville, and even meet the green one himself. For an additional fee, you can also join the Grinch and friends for a holiday breakfast buffet on select dates.

Universal Orlando’s Holiday events are included with park admission.

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 or Holiday events, visit

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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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