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Universal Orlando Hotels Celebrate the Holidays

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotel are bringing the spirit of the holiday season with festive decorations, tree-lighting ceremonies, buffets, events, and more. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will celebrate its first holiday after opening in July.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Holiday Buffets (November 24th and December 25th)
On Thanksgiving and Christmas day, guests can enjoy the flavors of Italy for the holidays as well as character appearances, holiday crafts, face paintings, and more.

Holiday Harbor Nights (November 25th from 6:30 – 9.00 p.m.)
Enjoy delectable gourmet dishes and wine in the picturesque atmosphere of Harbor Piazza and watch the grand illumination of the massive Christmas tree.

Visits from Santa (December 19th – 24th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Meet Santa Claus and his wife, Mrs. Claus.

New Year’s Eve Party (December 31st from 8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.)
Ring in the new year with food and wines, amazing live music, a midnight toast, and more.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (December 24th – January 1st at sundown)
On each night of Hanukkah, a candle will be lighted on the Menorah. For exact times, ask the front desk.


Hard Rock Hotel
Thanksgiving Buffet (November 24th from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
Visit “The Kitchen” for a Thanksgiving day feast, complete with Universal characters and cookie decorating activities.

New Year’s Eve Party (December 31st from 8:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.)
Celebrate the new year with specialty desserts, characters appearances, music, a balloon drop, champagne, and more.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (December 24th – January 1st at sundown)
On each night of Hanukkah, a candle will be lighted on the Menorah. For exact times, ask the front desk.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Holiday Buffets (November 24th, December 25th, and December 31st)
Enjoy feasts with island fair on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve and character appearances, hula dancers, and more.

Holidays Wantilan Luau (November 28th and December 31st)
The holiday luau includes a buffet of tropical food, fire dancers, hula dancers, live music, special holiday touches.

New Year’s Eve Party (December 31st from 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
Enjoy sweets at Orchid Court’s dessert party and special dessert buffet, music, streaming of the ball drop, and champagne.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (December 24th – January 1st at sundown)
On each night of Hanukkah, a candle will be lighted on the Menorah. For exact times, ask the front desk.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Holiday Dining (November 24th and December 25th)
Visit Bayliner Diner for a special holiday menu during Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Tree Lighting Ceremony (November 25th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Celebrate in the hotel lobby as the Christmas trees light up for the holidays. The tree lighting ceremony will also feature special guest appearances, hot chocolate and cookies, live music, face painters, and more.

New Year’s Eve (December 31st from 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.)
On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a delicious meal, music, a midnight balloon drop, and more.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (December 24th – January 1st at sundown)
On each night of Hanukkah, a candle will be lighted on the Menorah. For exact times, ask the front desk.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Holiday Buffets (November 24th, December 25th, and December 31st)
Visit Amatista Cookhouse for a delightful holiday buffet on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve with character appearances, face painters, and more

Tree Lighting Ceremony (November 25th at 6:00 p.m.)
Gather in the hotel lobby to watch the grand Christmas tree illuminate for the first time. There will be live steel drum music, hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies.

Hanukkah Candle Lighting (December 24th – January 1st at sundown)
On each night of Hanukkah, a candle will be lighted on the Menorah. For exact times, ask the front desk.

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