This the season! It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to caroling, decorated trees and a generous, jolly fat man in a red suit. While you won’t find a white Christmas in the Sunshine State, you will find what we lack in tradition holiday weather, we make up for in spirit! Every year thousands of Americans flock to spend the holidays on our sandy beaches, in our balmy weather and in our celebrated theme parks. This is for good reason, as the big two don’t disappoint! Both Disney and Universal have unique park events that happen only during this time of year. They transform parts of their respective parks into winter wonderlands! Let’s take a look at the two big Christmas events: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas and Grinchmas.
Much like everything else it does, the Mouse House brings its A-game when it comes to celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. Taking place in the flagship Magic Kingdom is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas and it’s very merry indeed. For starters there are complimentary Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, two festive staples of the season. There’s also snow falling all over Main Street, USA after you enter the park. Cinderella’s castle is decorated in beautiful white lights and classic icicles to enhance the Christmas mood. Holiday favorites are playing over the sound system as you make your way towards the castle. All this is literally just the beginning! There’s the Totally Tomorrow land Christmas, with characters such as Buzz Light year, Monster’s Inc. Mike Wazowski and that little scamp Stitch doing a holiday musical revue. They also have the Celebrate the Season Show, where Mickey gives Minnie her gift and Donald and Goofy do their rendition of the Nutcracker. You can enjoy this entire plus character meet and greets a Holiday Parade and finally the fantastic fireworks spectacular. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas is a separate event from the regular park hours and runs from 7pm-Midnight, from November 8th-December 20th!
We’ll be covering more Christmas activities to enjoy in the state of Florida but make sure to grab those tickets for Grinchmas Breakfast and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas while you can! In Universal’s Islands of Adventure, there’s a different type of celebration going on. It takes place in Seuss Landing, where all the Who’s live. On top of the great rides such as the Cat in the Hat, the Caro-Seuss-El and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, you can see the man of hour himself, The Grinch! In the Universal Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular, a live show featuring music by Mannheim Steamroller, the Grinch and the who’s perform for the audience and then take the act all over Seuss Landing. They will walk all about, spreading their message of holiday cheer. And if you can’t get enough of the Grinch from the show, you can also have breakfast with him and the Who’s at the Cirkus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous. The breakfast is a separate event but Grinchmas is included in your ticket admission to the park. It runs from Dec. 7-Jan. 4th.
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