Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual “Christmas in Spring” celebrates a milestone 25 years


Universal Studios Hollywood announces today that the park is celebrating 25 years of its annual “Christmas in Spring” event where the park spreads holiday cheer to M.E.N.D’s (Meet Each Need with Dignity) low income family members with this year’s event taking place on Saturday, May 7 from Noon to 2 p.m. at 10641 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, CA 91331.

“Christmas in Spring” has impacted the lives of over 15,000 less fortunate individuals over its 25 year history, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy a fun outing during a time of year when the needs of these families are often overlooked.

“Supporting M.E.N.D. is a cornerstone of our philanthropic efforts as we partner to empower those in need through this much-loved ‘Christmas in Spring’ program,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “It’s incredibly rewarding to have such a compassionate workforce who themselves become empowered by the greater good to do the right thing in helping to make a difference in the lives of others.”

The event involves hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood volunteers and will feature Santa Claus coming out of hibernation as he teams with a collection of Minions from the theme park’s popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride.

A 25th anniversary keepsake family photo memento with the Minions, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, Dora and Diego from “Dora the Explorer,” SpongeBob and Santa Claus will add to the special springtime celebration. Children will also be treated to giveaways, including a large plush Minion toy and a book of their choice.



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