Theme Park Events
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
11/25/2016 – 12/31/2016
Waves of holiday spirit splash over SeaWorld Orlando during its Christmas Celebration, where guests can make holiday memories by enjoying live shows, festive shopping and delicious food. Select dates November-December.
THE GRINCHMAS™ WHO-LIDAY SPECTACULARYou won’t want to miss a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™, and featuring music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. See characters come to brilliant life both onstage and off, as Whos from Who-ville stroll through Seuss Landing™, ready to say hello and spread good cheer.
Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular Show Times
Dec 5-9, 12-14, and Jan 1: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm
Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 15-31: 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLEREvent Dates: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18
Show time for each concert date is 7:00pm.
The best-selling holiday artist of all time visits Universal Orlando Resort every December. We’re thrilled to welcome Mannheim Steamroller back for live performances on select nights.
THE MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE™
For many of us, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is a TV tradition this time of year. But most of us will never see it in person – or will we? Once the legendary New York City parade ends, many of its breathtaking balloons and floats are sent straight to us for Universal Studios Florida®’s very own holiday spectacular featuring marching bands, clowns, and an appearance by Santa himself! Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting ceremony with music and a dazzling display of lights!
Parade begins at 5:00pm on nights for December 3, 2016 – December 18, 2016
Parade begins at 8:00pm on nights for December 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Candlelight ProcessionalExperience the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
A few new faces and voices join an exciting lineup of celebrities lending their dramatic talents to this year’s production, including:
Steven Curtis Chapman – November 25 to 27, 2016
Neil Patrick Harris – November 28 to December 1, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg – December 2 to 3, 2016
Meredith Vieira – December 13 to 15, 2016
Joe Morton – December 19 to 21, 2016
Cal Ripken, Jr. – December 28 to 30, 2016
An International Yuletide ExtravaganzaNovember 25 – December 30, 2016
Discover worldwide celebrations of this magical season, as you experience traditions from our 11 World Showcase nations. Holidays Around the World at Epcot lets you enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of these festive and stirring customs. Delight in beautiful music and seasonal food favorites as costumed performers showcase these time-honored traditions throughout World Showcase.
2016 Epcot International Food & Wine FestivalSeptember 14, 2016 – November 14, 2016
Address: 200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Time: All Day
Admission: Included in regular park admission
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an annual event celebrating the diversity of food and wine. Attendees will be able to sample offerings from celebrity chefs, go to live cooking demonstrations and live concerts. Admission to Epcot theme park is required for entry into the festival.
Howl-O-Scream 2016September 23, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Location: Busch Gardens Tampa
Address: 3000 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Select nights
On select nights, Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a nightmare of inescapable fear that will overwhelm the senses with a new spin on horror. The devious creatures that infest haunted houses, scare zones and thrilling shows have plenty of psychotic surprises in store and bone-chilling roller coasters to keep the screams coming all night long.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016On selected nights
The 2016 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties at Walt Disney World will occur September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30 and October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31. This post covers our tips and tricks for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, based on our experiences attending the party numerous times in past years.
Halloween SpooktacularWeekends, October 1-30, 2016
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular immerses families in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, whimsical characters, sea-themed activities and up-close animal encounters that could only come from SeaWorld.
Halloween Horror NightsSept 16 – Oct 31, 2016 (on selected nights)
This fall the streets of Universal Studios Florida™ theme park will come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. Explore terrifying haunted houses, brave multiple creature-filled scare zones, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.
Star Tours – The Adventures ContinueMake the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight.
During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
This attraction has FastPass+
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