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Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood
It has become a tradition for us to visit Grinchmas Universal Studios to kick off the Christmas Holiday Season. This year The Wizarding World of Harry Potter made way to our list. Since the boys are a little older, we decided to visit during the evening hours to really take in all the lights in Who-ville and the mystery of the castle in Harry Potter’s World. It was a great decision. The tree lighting was beautiful against the dark sky making every single Christmas light shine brighter than ever and we captured the cozy small town feel of snow-capped English cottages on our stroll through Hogsmeade village to ride the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
Winter Wonderland in Who-ville
Who-ville keeps to tradition with lots of photo ops, a surprise snowfall, dazzling singers and dancers and of course a green greeting from the Grinch himself. No Santa here! I saw lots of Christmas sweaters and families as well as groups that wore coordinated outfits for the many picturesque backdrops that completely surround you. The good folks of Who-ville are in full costume and super friendly. So don’t hesitate to ask for a photo with them, it’s encouraged and super cute. Some activities to expect while visiting are:
- Who-ville Post Office – Visitors will have a chance to partake in the “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes” campaign when they share their good deeds on a postcard and mail them to The Grinch. In return, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. and 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.
- 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’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Who-liday Performances – 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 Who-liday Singers – a hip boy-band ensemble – will perform nightly a cappella concerts featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.
Unique Wholiday gifts are available in several gift shops throughout the park.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The all-new experience resonates throughout the immersive land this yuletide season transforming the iconic Hogwarts castle into a dazzling light projection spectacular, while the quaint town of Hogsmeade village shines brightly with décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts.
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, the familiar sounds of Harry Potter music will resonate throughout “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” Multiple times an evening, colorful projection mapping will illuminate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”
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