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Universal Orlando announces holiday events with social distancing

ORLANDO, Fla. — Just because we’re in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t mean you have to be a Grinch this holiday season.

Universal Orlando resort has announced a festive lineup for the holidays in its parks beginning Saturday and lasting until Jan. 3. This year, traditions and characters will come to life in reimagined ways that align with the resort’s enhanced safety and health procedures, the resort said.

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This year’s Christmas-themed fun at Universal includes:

  • Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch and Who-liday character appearances within Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure.
  • All-new this year at Universal Studios, guests can get up-close with larger-than-life Macy’s parade balloons and floats like never before. And it all culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus himself.
  • Universal’s holiday character celebration at Universal Studios.

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Also this year, Universal Studios will host the first-ever Holiday Tribute store.

There will also be a Holiday Tree Hunt throughout the theme parks and Citywalk, and a Holiday Treat Trail.

Click here for more information on the events.

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