Universal Studios Orlando transforms into a holiday wonderland for Grinchmas 2023, capturing the essence of the classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This festive season, Seuss Landing becomes Whoville, with the mischievous Mr. Grinch as the star. From November 17th to January 1st, 2023, the park is decked out in whimsical decorations, with a host of holiday activities and entertainment.

Grinchmas Highlights

Meet the Grinch: One of the main attractions is the Grinch Meet and Greet. This popular experience allows guests to interact with the Grinch himself. Located at Honk Honkers in Islands of Adventure, guests can sign up for a Virtual Line for a photo-op with the Grinch, which is included with the park ticket. Additionally, there's also "The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast" at Confisco Grille, offering a chance to start the day with a breakfast alongside the Grinch and other Whos. This breakfast event is available on select dates and requires separate tickets

Grinchmas Tree Lighting: This event occurs every evening and features the spectacular lighting of the Grinchmas tree, which stands over 65 feet tall. Adorned with hundreds of ornaments and thousands of LED lights, both white and multi-colored, the tree comes alive in a dazzling display choreographed to music. The ceremony captures the essence of the holiday spirit and is accompanied by a flurry of snowfall, adding to the magical atmosphere of the event

Whoville Entertainment

Who-Bee Doo-Wops Performance: The 2023 season at Universal Studios Hollywood introduces the Who-Bee Doo-Wops group. This new daytime performance features Who-ville's latest musical sensation, delivering hip-swinging, bell-ringing holiday classics for everyone's enjoyment​​. There is also..

Cindy Lou Who Storytime Cindy Lou Who hosts a Storytime session, reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." After the reading, guests have the opportunity to meet her. Additionally, other Whoville citizens can be found around the Whoville tree, engaging guests with singing, dancing, and greetings

Whimsical Decorations: The area is transformed into Whoville, adorned with whimsical decorations, lights, and holiday displays, creating a magical world inspired by Dr. Seuss.

Savoury and Sweet Treats

You can indulge in a variety of holiday treats and Grinch-themed snacks. While specific details on the menu items for 2023 are not fully available, some of the offerings include A selection of themed Who-tacular sweet treats, like the Grinch Donut and hot cocoa, available for purchase. These items are part of the overall Grinchmas experience and are crafted especially for the holiday season. Unfortunately, a complete menu for 2023 is not readily accessible, but these examples should give you an idea of the themed food and beverages you can expect at the event.

A special Grinch Sipper, priced at $18, is available at Universal Orlando Resort The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Confisco Grille, where you can enjoy a sit-down meal with themed food, breakfast favourites, non-alcoholic beverages, and speciality treats.

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular at Universal Studios Orlando is a key highlight of the Grinchmas celebration, particularly at Seuss Landing in Universal's Islands of Adventure. Here's an overview of this festive and heart-warming event:

Live Theatrical Show: The Spectacular is a live theatrical performance that retells the classic Dr. Seuss story, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This show is the centrepiece of the Grinchmas celebration and is renowned for its engaging and lively presentation​​​​.

Starring the Grinch: The Grinch himself takes centre stage in this production, captivating the audience with his unique character and story arc. The show is a journey through the narrative of the Grinch's transformation, making it a must-see for fans of the story​​​​.

Colourful Cast of Characters: Accompanying the Grinch are the various residents of Who-ville, each adding their own charm and colour to the performance. The cast helps bring the story full circle, offering a complete and immersive Grinchmas experience​​​​.

Music and Score: An integral part of the Spectacular is its music, which includes recordings by Mannheim Steamroller and a score composed by Chip Davis. The music adds a festive and heart-warming dimension to the show, enhancing the overall holiday atmosphere​​​​.

Whimsical Setting: The setting of Seuss Landing is transformed into a whimsical wonderland, perfectly complementing the theme and spirit of the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. This transformation helps set the mood for the show and offers a visually stunning backdrop

Practical Information

  • Grinchmas is included with regular theme park admission.
  • Grinchmas Character Breakfast at Universal Studios is a separate event requiring reservations.
  • For the best Grinchmas experience, check the Universal Orlando crowd calendar and plan your visit accordingly.

Experience the Magic of Grinchmas
Whether it's the enchanting Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular or the heart-warming tree lighting ceremony, Grinchmas at Universal Studios Orlando is an unmissable holiday event that promises to fill hearts with festive joy.