Disclosure: I was invited to attend the media preview of the Grinchmas tree lighting at Universal Studios.
It’s that magical time of year again for
to ring in the holiday season! The Entertainment Capital of L.A. will Cel-Who-brate with the 20 Days of “Grinchmas,” including family activities like Who-bilicious Cookie Dec-Who-rating and Story Time with Cindy Lou Who. Universal CityWalk will also deck the hall with free concerts, nightly snowfall and special appearances by Santa Claus!
runs weekends on December 6-7, and 13-14, then continues daily from December 19, 2014 through January 3, 2015. The 60 foot tall tree is a spectacle to be adored by all who visit, the perfectly imperfect colorful tree topped with a ginormous star is straight out of the classic book and movie. Universal Studios has done a wonderful job of recreating the magic from the timeless family favorite.
The Whoville Whos are the most friendly people you will ever meet! Every time I turned around, a character was chatting up my daughters asking them their name and age, and reminding them to make sure to be good for Christmas.
offers a variety of fun activities designed to create long lasting memories for the whole family:
- Who-ville Post Office – Visitors will have a chance to partake in the “Grow Your Hearts 3 Sizes” campaign when they share their good deeds on a postcard and mail them to The Grinch. In return, Random House Children’s Books, the publishers of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, will pay it forward by donating a book to a child in need through First Book on behalf of the sender.
- Trim up the Tree Lot – Guests can design and personalize their own “Grinchmas” ornaments to help decorate the venue’s other “Grinchmas” trees or take them home as a keepsake.
- Who-bilicious Cookie Dec-Who-rating – Freshly baked, ginger bread cookies will be available for purchase, and guests can create their very own amazing treats with an assortment of delectable frostings and tasty toppers.
- Story Time with Cindy Lou Who – Cindy Lou Who and her Who friends will gather guests of all ages – tall and small—for an engaging storytelling show of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, featuring special effects and audience participation.
The holiday season is the perfect time to visit
not just for the fun rides like the new Minion Mayhem, but
is included in the price of admission to the park. Make sure to check out the world-famous behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, where fans of the blockbuster film, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” can enjoy a close-up view of the original Who-ville film sets and a one-of-a-kind performance by unforgettable Who-ville Whos re-enacting popular scenes and songs from the family favorite.