20 Days of Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Who-lidays at Universal Studios Hollywood are now underway! Dates for Grinchmas are: Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, daily 19-31, Jan 1-3.

Enjoy a great selection of activities at Who-bilation Plaza (Universal Plaza) every single days the event is running, which includes some great stage shows including “Story Time with Cindy Lou Who”, “The Who-liday Singers”, “Martha May and the Who Dolls”. Cookie decorating (Purchase required), Christmas tree ornament decoration (No purchase required), and the Whoville Post Office where you can write a letter to the Grinch, and in return the publisher of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will donate to a child in need in your behalf.

Take a picture with the many Who’s of Whoville along with The Grinch and his faithful dog Max. Lines to meet the Grinch and Max tend to get very long, jumping to a 70 minute wait, so get there early.

Also, every 30 minutes at 5pm, go see the Who-liday Tree Lighting at the plaza, as it’ll snow during that time, it’s also a great photo opportunity of the unique, spiraling 50 foot tree, take a #selfie, your family christmas card, or just simply a picture of memory keeping.

The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Rings in the Holiday Season:
Universal Studios Hollywood Cel-Who-brates with 20 Days of “Grinchmas”
and Universal CityWalk Decks the Hall with Free Concerts, Nightly Snowfall
and Special Appearances by Santa Claus
Universal City, California – It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Universal Studios HollywoodSM and Universal CityWalk® deck the halls for a wintry calendar of cool holiday activities at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM

A very, merry “GrinchmasTM” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood as the theme park celebrates the Who-lidays with The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Whos from the town of Who-ville.

“Grinchmas” runs weekends on December 6-7 and 13-14, then continues daily from December 19, 2014 through January 3, 2015.

The Universal Plaza, an elaborate grand piazza at the heart of the theme park, will serve as the backdrop for the lighting of the towering “Grinchmas” tree – a whimsical centerpiece twisting and spiraling 60 feet above visitors and providing the ideal setting for merry holiday making memories, while The Grinch, his adorable dog Max and the Whoville Whos entertain guests nearby with fun-filled photo opportunities.

As part of the fab-Who-lous event, Martha May Who-vier and the Who Dolls will take center stage by the “Grinchmas” tree performing energetic musical sets to usher in the Christmas season in style.  The Wholiday Singers—a hip boy-band ensemble—will perform nightly a cappella concerts featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.

The spirited “Grinchmas” event will also capture guests’ imagination with a variety of inspiring activities designed to create long lasting memories. These include:

·      Who-ville Post Office – Visitors will have a chance to partake in the “Grow Your Hearts 3 Sizes” campaign when they share their good deeds on a postcard and mail them to The Grinch. In return, Random House Children’s Books, the publishers of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, will pay it forward by donating a book to a child in need through First Book on behalf of the sender.

·      Trim up the Tree Lot – Guests can design and personalize their own “Grinchmas” ornaments to help decorate the venue’s other “Grinchmas” trees or take them home as a keepsake.

·      Who-bilicious Cookie Dec-Who-rating – Freshly baked, ginger bread cookies will be available for purchase, and guests can create their very own amazing treats with an assortment of delectable frostings and tasty toppers. (Purchase required)

·      Story Time with Cindy Lou Who – Cindy Lou Who and her Who friends will gather guests of all ages – tall and small—for an engaging storytelling show of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, featuring special effects and audience participation.

Aboard the world-famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, fans of the blockbuster film, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” will have the chance to enjoy a close-up view of the originalWho-ville film sets and a one-of-a-kind performance by unforgettable Who-ville Whos re-enacting popular scenes and songs from the family favorite.

“Grinchmas” is included in the price of theme park admission.  More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

The spirit of the season continues with a wintertime transformation of Universal CityWalk, beginning the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28 through Christmas day, Thursday, December 25, 2014.  A spectacular 40-foot tall Christmas tree will glisten with 200,000 LED icicles choreographed to the lights and sounds of the season in the “5 Towers” plaza. Santa Claus will make nightly appearances and offer special photo opportunities at Santa’s Snow Zone, complete with evening hourly snow falls at the heart of CityWalk.  Visits from St. Nick, along with free concert performances and an eclectic ensemble of talented street performers will make CityWalk the ultimate L.A. holiday destination.  Admission to Universal CityWalk is free.

As families prepare for gift giving, Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular “Buy A Day, Get 2015 Free” annual pass offers tremendous value and visits throughout 2015 for the price of a single day’s admission.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “The Simpsons Ride™,” “Revenge of the Mummy SM —The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”