Grinchmas Universal Orlando: 2023 In-Depth Guide

Universal Studios Grinchmas is your ticket to a Christmas wonderland, where even the most reluctant grump won’t be able to resist the festive charm!

Set foot in Seuss Landing, glowing with colorful decorations and the festive spirit of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville for Grinchmas at Universal Studios Orlando. In addition to ornaments and lights, you’ll be enthralled to catch “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – an entertaining live retelling of the holiday classic tale.

After enjoying the music and production of the live show, meet and pose with our favorite Christmas thief, as well as his cutest dog Max. Don’t forget to greet the other residents of the Who as well.

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Follow along as we share all the heartwarming experiences awaiting you at Universal Studios Grinchmas.

Universal Orlando Grinchmas Tickets

Grinchmas is included in your Universal Studios Orlando tickets or yearly pass.

Package Your Universal Studios Tickets

Endless excitement awaits during Christmas at Universal Studios Orlando 2023 adventure. Always bundle your Universal Studios Orlando tickets with these other attractions for an action-packed escapade:

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Orlando’s multitude of gems calls for an extended stay, as one night is simply not enough. Secure accommodation in a nearby hotel to guarantee you’re perfectly located to enjoy all of the fun involving the holidays at Universal Orlando and the city’s incredible attractions:

Grinchmas Universal Orlando Highlights

Seuss Landing™ comes alive with holiday enchantment, mirroring the charm of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville during the festive season. Gather with the cheerful Whos, and let the Grinch™ add a playful twist to your Universal Orlando Christmas celebration.

Who-liday Spectacular Live Show

Get ready to have your heartstrings tugged as you enjoy the delightful escapades of the Grinch™ in this live adaptation of the classic story, featuring the enchanting music of Mannheim Steamroller. This show is your gateway to a world of emotions where laughter, tears, and boundless joy come together as you follow the unforgettable adventures of the Grinch and his trusty companion, Max.

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It’s important to know you can avail the reserved seating for the Grinchmas Who liday Spectacular if you purchase Universal’s Holiday Tour. Still consider getting in line 15 to 40 minutes ahead of the showtime. For those unable to arrive early, take relief in the fact that due to the well-placed bleacher seating, every spot offers a fantastic view.

Greetings from Who-ville

Stay on the lookout for the cheerful Whos as they stroll through Seuss Landing during the Christmas at Universal Studios Orlando 2023 celebration. These characters will be there at the event’s ground, spreading joy to all they encounter. Feel free to greet them or engage in a friendly chat as they roam the other theme parks.

Photo Opportunities

Capture the moment with the lovable mischief-maker during the Universal Studios Orlando Christmas photo session. Once the show ends, head back to the Seuss Landing area where you initially lined up. Be on the lookout, as the cast makes appearances throughout the day, including the Grinch and other jolly figures. We recommend getting the My Universal Photo package to capture the memories perfectly and enjoy digital download photos.

Other Attractions at Universal Islands of Adventure

The excitement doesn’t have to end at Universal Studios Orlando Grinchmas. Dive into its treasure trove of additional attractions with the theme park as your playground.

The Cat in the Hat™

Stepping into the enchanting world of Dr. Seuss has always been a dream, and now it’s possible! Find a seat and get ready for a delightful escapade through one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved tales. With each scene bursting with colorful characters and animated motion, you’ll twist and twirl, assisting in the effort to tidy up after The Cat in the Hat™ before Mother’s reappearance.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle

When the night descends upon Hogwarts™ castle, be prepared for a spine-tingling experience as Dementors™, Death Eaters™, and other unspeakable beings drape the stone walls in ominous apparitions and evil enchantments. On the other hand, there will be magical festivities and after-hours showing during the Hogwarts Christmas Universal Orlando at the Wizarding World of Harry, so plan your visit. Click here for more information regarding the Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jurassic Park™ Games

After having a magical time at Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, prepare for a colossal adventure at Jurassic Park, where carnival-style games promise boundless enjoyment. Engage in a throwback to classic prehistoric play and test your skills to win endearing plush creatures, toys, and an array of coveted prizes.

If I Ran the Zoo™

Universal Studios Orlando Christmas 2023 experience means stepping into a world of playful enchantment, where the wacky habitats of bizarre creatures come to life in this play area. This attraction is inspired by the imaginative vision of Gerald McGrew’s extraordinary zoo. Take a thrilling journey through twisting tunnels in Zomba-ma-tant, embark on an adventurous quest to find a hidden Natch in Kartoom’s cave, and embrace the joy of trapping extraordinary beings in the dynamic wet play area.

Grinchmas Date and Time

“When does Christmas start at Universal Orlando 2023?” you may wonder. The attraction kicks off the holiday season with early festivities and enchanting experiences as the Grinchmas Universal Studios at Christmas runs from November 17, 203, through December 31, 2023.

Grinchmas Location

All festivities of the Universal Orlando Christmas 2023 are located at Seuss Landing in Universal Islands of Adventure 6000 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819.

Experience Grinchmas at Universal Studios Florida

The Grinch’s iconic sass and grump attitude will hit your favorite theme park this holiday season! Keep the holiday spirit alive by celebrating Christmas at Universal Orlando. 

Start the fun by catching the Whos at The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular show alongside your little ones. Sing along to the familiar tunes, with music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller, adding a special touch to this heartwarming adventure. Speaking of incredible productions, The Music Plaza Stage will feature amazing yuletide shows, so don’t miss out on those. 

After the live performance, head to Seuss Landing and keep an eye out for the friendly cast. Once spotted, pose with the residents and maven of mischief himself.

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Then, continue the holiday celebrations by admiring the yuletide decorations such as the known Universal Orlando Christmas trees, larger-than-life candy canes, and colorful lights that serve as the backdrop. While at the park, find tasty holiday bites and drinks or shop season merchandise for those on your list. There’s an array of Universal Orlando Christmas food vendors and holiday tribute stores to visit.

Also, you may want to extend your trip and enjoy the park’s other festivities such as the Universal Orlando Christmas holiday parade featuring Macy’s, Universal Holiday Tour, and Christmas themed rooms with a Universal Orlando Resort package.


Start Date:

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am CST

End Date:

January 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST



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Orlando, FL 32819 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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