PHOTOS: Universal Orlando Resort kicks off their Holiday Celebration featuring Macy’s Parade and Grinchmas

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At Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure, the popular Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is brought to life in the heartwarming live stage show, “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,” starring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville. Grinchmas is part of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration, running from Dec. 5 to Jan. 2 and featuring live entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

With the holiday season in full swing at theme parks around the world, one of the biggest holiday celebrations has officially kicked off at Universal Orlando Resort.

The Grinch has once again returned to Islands of Adventure to celebrate Grinchmas in Seuss Landing.  This spectacular stage show runs several times throughout the day and is a must-do if you’re a fan of the timeless Christmas classic.  The show does fill quickly, so be sure to arrive early.

The show is a clever blend of the classic story and the Jim Carrey version of the Grinch.  The show features several musical numbers from the movie and is a clever combination of both the film and the classic Dr. Seuss story that the whole family will enjoy.

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The string of giant Christmas lights is new this year!

If celebrating Grinchmas does not quench your holiday thirst, head on over to Universal Studios Florida where they kicked off their annual Macy’s Parade.  This year, there are several new additions, including a turkey lead float and flying Christmas light bulbs.

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Mannheim Steamroller surely puts you in the Christmas spirit at Universal Studios Florida!

The night concludes with a chilling performance with the incredibly popular holiday music of Mannheim Steamroller.  The performances by Mannheim are only happening on weekends at Universal Studios Florida at the Universal Music Plaza Stage.

Be sure to stay tuned after the break for our complete photo report from all of the the Universal Orlando Holiday events!

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Seuss Landing is all decorated for Grinchmas!

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The Truffula Trees are all decorated for Grinchmas!

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Max’s doghouse is all ready for Grinchmas!

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It’s time for the Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular!

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Cindy Lou Who performs “Where are you Christmas?”

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Who doesn’t love the Purple Hippo balloon?

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These green Macy’s star balloons are exclusive to Universal Orlando Resort.

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Q&A with John Piper and Amy Kule before Macy’s Parade 2015 at Universal Studios Florida

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Seeing these giant balloons up close was so awesome!

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The Grinch greets the media!

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He’s a mean one!

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Universal Studios Florida has a a GORGEOUS tree

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Getting ready for the Macy’s Parade!

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The parade has begun!

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The banner is newly updated this year!

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The new AWESOME lead turkey float!

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Like I said earlier, these green stars are exclusive to Universal Orlando’s parade!

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Santa balloon!

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Woody and his better half, Winnie!

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The Simpsons have arrived!

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Purple Hippo!

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The Minions have arrived!

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Elsa? Is that you?

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It’s Betty Boop!

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These new giant bulbs are so AWESOME!

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Santa has arrived!

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The tree looks AMAZING all lit up!

 

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Be sure to check out Mannheim Steamroller WEEKENDS at Universal Studios Florida for some GREAT Christmas music!

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The arches are all decorated for the holidays!

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Absolutely love BOTH parks at Universal Orlando Resort for the holidays!




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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83