Universal Orlando have put out details for the 2008 Christmas festivities that will be taking place at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure this year. A few of the traditional attractions at the parks (Blues Brothers, Barney) will be getting a Christmas flavor for the holidays, along with the return of some old favorites. The main one being the return of the Grinch in the now traditional “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” show, one of my favorite shows at the parks over the holidays.
Every night at dusk
Head to the New York streets of Universal Studios for Macyâ€™s Holiday Parade! This seasonal favorite features authentic floats and balloons (including several brand new ones this year) direct from the Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day ParadeÂ® in New York City. Youâ€™ll also enjoy festive street performers and talented marching bands from around the country, and of course Santa Claus himself. Afterwards stay for a spectacular tree lighting ceremony with music and a dazzling display of lights.
Join your character friends as they dance to holiday hits in this live show.
Join Barney and his friends for a magical sing-along, clap-along show at A Day In The Park With Barneyâ„¢.
Add some rock and roll to your Christmas with the Blues Brothers! Catch them live, performing holiday favorites like “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” and “Blue Christmas” with snow on Delancey Street at the end of each show.
Dec 26 â€“ Dec 31 â€¢ At the end of every night
Wrap up your day at Universal Studios with the big Hollywood finish of Universal 360â€“A Cinesphere Spectacular.
Through the unique “Cinesphere” technology you’ll experience the sights and sounds of some of Hollywood’s biggest films projected onto huge spheres in the Universal Studios lagoon, plus one of the largest laser displays in Florida, dazzling pyrotechnics and more.
It’s the most explosive, jaw-dropping cinematic adventure you’ve ever seen!
Join in the fun at Islands of Adventure as Seuss Landingâ„¢ is once again transformed into the wintry wonderland of Grinchmasâ„¢â€¦ featuring our incredibly popular live musical performance of â€œHow The Grinch Stole Christmas.â€ This hilarious and heart-warming live show stars The Grinchâ„¢ himself and features music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller, along with a whole town full of singing and dancing Whos. Then stroll around the Whoville Wonky Tree Lot and take in the whimsical Wholiday decorations.
Get an autograph, shake his hand, or have your photo taken with the mean, green one himself for a one-of-a-kind holiday memento!
Live in Concert at Universal StudiosÂ®
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008
Show times: 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Kick off the holiday season with the unmistakable sound of Mannheim Steamroller. On Saturday, December 6th, catch Mannheim Steamroller as they perform for the first time ever at Universal StudiosÂ®.
Enjoy a special LIVE concert of their world-renowned holiday music as Mannheim Steamroller celebrates the release of their newest CD, Christmasville. Itâ€™s all part of the one-of-a-kind holiday festivities your family can experience at Universal OrlandoÂ® Resort.
Mannheim Steamroller will have two bands touring the country this Holiday Season, but this will be Chip Davis’ only scheduled appearance.
City Walk also features its annual New Years celebration. This year ’70s group The Doobie Brothers will bidding so-long to 2008.
Click here for the official site for Christmas at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida.