There may not be any snow but that doesn’t mean the spirit of the holidays don’t exist in Central Florida. In fact, Central Florida is one of the best locations to spend the holidays because of the many offerings in Orlando and neighboring cities. Universal Orlando is one destination that decks out their resort for the winter season. If you plan on taking a trip here, you’ll be “walking in a winter wonderland” where the magic of Christmas comes alive.
There’s no ‘real’ snow in Florida but Universal Orlando makes up for that with the many holiday festivities at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Better yet, if you’re staying at an on-site hotel, each hotel is decked out with Christmas trees, decorations and more (click here for details). Here are some things you can partake in at Universal Orlando’s theme parks to help make your holiday vacation jolly:
Watch The Blues Brothers Holiday Show
Head to New York and wait for the Blues Brothers to hit the stage where they’ll perform festive favorites including “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Blue Christmas” with snow on Delancey Street at the end of each show.
Watch Mannheim Steamroller perform
Watch The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular
Purchase a holiday souvenir
Before you leave, purchase a holiday souvenir at either the Park Plaza Holiday Shop (New York), the Universal Studios Store (Production Central), or the Super Silly Stuff store (Production Central) at Universal Studios Florida or head to the Holiday Shoppe store (Port of Entry) or the Mulberry Street Store (Seuss Landing) at Universal’s Islands of Adventure for holiday merchandise like a holiday Minions apron, holiday Minions dish towels, holiday Minions mug and cookie plates, Despicable Me ornaments, Minion Santa hats, Grinch ornaments, Macy’s Holiday Parade merchandise, and tons more.
Universal Orlando’s holiday festivities run now through January 2nd.