PHOTOS and VIDEOS: Here’s a Look at All of Universal Orlando’s Holiday Entertainment!

The holidays have arrived in Universa!

Universal Decorations

Since there is a whole lot of entertainment and food that will be available through Christmastime, we couldn’t help but see it all for ourselves! And, we’re taking you with us to see all the experiences you can find in Universal Orlando this year.

Our first stop is the Tribute Store that has been decked out for the holidays this year with four different festive rooms!

Tribute Store

When guests first enter the Tribute Store, they’ll enter a German Christmas Market where toys are being made for girls and boys everywhere…

German Christmas Market

…ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

German Christmas Market

Two tall soldiers welcome guests to the “Weihnachtsmarkt” or “Christmas Market” in German…

German Christmas Market

…where goodies like plushes, ornaments, and apparel await for visitors!

German Christmas Market

Instead of the previous Frankenstein Collectible, now the Tribute Store machine makes a Santa Claus figurine instead.

German Christmas Market

As guests exit the snowy village…

German Christmas Market

…they will stop by Whoville instead! And, the Grinch has been stealing decorations from all the citizens to create his own special room!

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Grinch has a whole stack of gifts he has been hoarding…

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

…but it’s a good thing his heart will end up growing three sizes before the holidays!

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Guests can make a snowman wax figurine in this room instead…

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

…before picking up their own Grinch toys to take home to the kiddos.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Inside a glass case, guests can also look at other figurines, including shops from Whoville that are just ridiculously adorable.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

As you pass Thing 1 and Thing 2’s stockings hung up with care…

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

…you’ll travel to Hogwarts for a magical Christmas.

Harry Potter Holidays

Trees light up the area as you walk through shops straight from Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade…

Harry Potter Holidays

…to purchase items like themed stockings, pillows, sweaters, and more!

Harry Potter Holidays

You can even get the Quidditch players in your friends and family some team gear to use at Hogwarts or at home!

Harry Potter Holidays

The last room in the Tribute Store is inspired by Earl the Squirrel with tons of treats for everyone to enjoy!

Earl the Squirrel Room

In case you’ve never heard of Earl the Squirrel, he was an actual critter that caused chaos in Universal Orlando. But, he accidentally bit Christmas tree lights (like the cat in Christmas Vacation) and electrocuted himself. Still, fans and Team Members have made him so much of a legend that he has his own room named after him this year!

Holiday Gummy Lights

While you can buy sticky buns and sugared nuts…

Sticky Bunz and Sugared Nutz

…there’s also a whole treat of bakery goodies!

Bakery Case

You can find Chocolate Peppermint Mousse…

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Ornaments

…Confetti Cake Cupcakes…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

…Red Velvet Candy Cake Pops…

Red Velvet Candy Cane Pop

…Gingerbread Whoopie Pies…

Gingerbread Whoopie Pie

…Holiday Wreath Cakes…

Holiday Wreath Cake

…Edible Cookie Dough Trees…

Edible Cookie Dough Trees

…Santa’s Dream Cookies…

Santa’s Dream Cookie

…Vegan Reindeer Brownies…

Vegan Reindeer Brownies

…and Hot Cocoa Bombs!

Hot Cocoa Bomb

We couldn’t resist trying as many snacks and goodies out of the bakery case as possible, because they just look so amazing.

Holiday Goodies

After we left the Tribute Store, we hopped around Universal Orlando to visit with characters like Barney…


…Marilyn Monroe and her back-up dancers…

Marilyn Monroe


…holiday performers…

Holiday Performers

…the Blues Brothers…

Blues Brothers

…and the Holiday City Tones, performing a cappella!

Although there isn’t a full-on parade this year, you can still see floats inspired by movies like Despicable Me

Despicable Me Float

…and Shrek! While Shrek and Fiona look adorable with their babies…

Shrek Float

…we were VERY excited to see Dragon and Pinocchio chilling out at the swamp too!

Shrek Float

And, we’re pretty sure they were just as excited to see us too!

But, those weren’t all the characters you could find from the movie! The Three Blind Mice were grooving on the stage…

Three Blind Mice

…while the Big Bad Wolf looked as cozy as ever in a nightgown!

Big Bad Wolf

We’ll keep you updated on all the other entertainment we find in Universal Orlando throughout the day!

Check out the GIANT Macy’s Balloons we found at Universal’s Holiday Experience!

What are you the most excited to see at Universal Orlando this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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