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Celebrate Grinchmas at Universal Studios

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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

It certainly does mean more — that’s why Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando celebrate Grinchmas each year.

The Grinch and Whoville characters pose in front of a Christmas tree.

Universal Studios Hollywood
At Universal Studios Hollywood, Grinchmas will take place on select dates, usually from (depending on the year) around Dec. 5 to Jan. 3. Families have a chance to meet The Grinch and his dog, Max, and get pictures with the beloved characters. They also enjoy story time with another beloved character: Cindy Lou. Other highlights include cookie and ornament decorating at Universal Plaza, and perhaps best of all, a Studio Tour Backlot Grinchmas Who-bilation of Who-Ville, where Whos will sing and dance!

The Grinch sits with a young blond girl at Grinchmas.

Universal Studios Orlando
At Universal’s Islands of Adventure — in Seuss Land, of course — Grinchmas also take place from roughly Dec. 5 to Jan. 3. In addition to meet-and-greet experiences with the storybook characters, families have a chance to attend The Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast at Circus McGurkus Caf? Stoo-pendous (additional fees apply). At The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, visitors will witness a live retelling of the holiday classic, complete with whimsical music.

Standard park admission is required to attend all events.

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