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Universal Orlando in December

Celebrate the Winter Holidays at Universal Orlando


Macy's Parade at Universal Orlando

Don't miss the Macy's Holiday Parade when you visit Universal Orlando in December.

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December's prime event at Universal Orlando is Grinchmas, featuring the big green Grinch himself. Expect to see great decorations, fun parades and seasonal themed events when you visit Universal's Islands of Adventure in December.

You can also catch the traditional and festive Macy's Holiday parade when you visit Universal Orlando this month.


December marks the end of hurricane season in Florida, and brings comfortable days and cool evenings to Universal Orlando. If you want to enjoy all the fun of the parks without suffering in the heat, then December is a good time to go.


While the weather will be ideal, expect to run into some crowded conditions at Universal Orlando in December. Islands of Adventure will be particularly crowded, since both Grinchmas and the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter are in this area. There will be pockets of lower attendance in the beginning of the month, but anticipate large crowds as the month progresses, peaking during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve.


  • Give yourself plenty of time to travel to the Universal Orlando theme parks if you are not staying onsite.
  • Consider bypassing watery rides at the Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando; you will get wet and the day may be too cool for comfort.
  • Pick up holiday gifts that you just can't find anywhere else when you visit Universal Orlando during December. You'll enjoy a fun vacation and finish your Christmas shopping in a festive environment.

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