Universal Studios Macy’s Holiday Parade, Christmas events 2010

With all the Holiday events going on soon, I have to tell you about the Universal Studios Macy’s holiday parade and Christmas events. Each year Universal Studios has their own Macy’s parade, using real floats from the big Macy’s parade.

This year at Universal Studios theme park (not Islands of Adventure, which has the Grinchmas holiday events) they have new holiday events going on. It all starts around the 1st of December to January 1st.

Macy’s Holiday Parade

Each night at dusk the Macy’s holiday parade makes a big circle all around the park. They start in the back of the park by the BeetleJuice show, do a big circle up to the front of the park and back again.

There is music, confetti, dancing performers on stilts in colorful costumes and of course the Macy’s floats, about 25 or so of them. You also see Warner Brothers cartoon characters, like The Simpson’s and more.

The theme park is decked out with Christmas holiday decorations and a giant Christmas tree is put up. They also have giant balloons of cartoon characters throughout the park.

Throughout the day actors roam around the park in Holiday costumes, some on stilts and others normally walking. You can see sexy girls in candy cane outfits (my favorite!), Holiday tea pots and other colorful holiday costumes.

New Holiday village and live nightly music

This year Universal Studios has something new. Over near the New York Area & Music Plaza Stage they will have a Holiday village and live holiday music each night.

I guess the new Holiday village will have kids activities, local artisans, crafts, yummy snacks, holiday gifts and a light show at night. I can’t wait to see it and share pictures of it here.

They also will have nightly live holiday music from the sound stage, and/or “Sounds of the Holidays” will perform beautiful a cappella arrangements in the Holiday Village.

Holiday shows, Universal 360 – A Cinesphere Spectacular

Finally from December 26 – 31 only they will have a nice show at night as they project greatest moments of the movies onto giant, lit up spheres in the lagoon. Fireworks and pyrotechnics will also be a part of it.

There will be other special Holiday shows going on throughout the month of December. Like live holiday singing shows from your favorite cartoon characters, Holiday shows with Barney and The Blues Brothers playing Holiday songs throughout the day.

So get over to Universal Studios Florida this Holiday season and catch the Macy’s Holiday parade, the new Holiday village and live music, and the special holiday shows going on only at Universal Studios!