Each year Universal Studios has annual special events going on. Below is a list of all the most popular events that happen every year at Universal Studios. Most happen in the Universal Studios Florida park, but a few are at the Islands of Adventure park.
Still other Universal Studio special events happen at CityWalk, the nightlife and shopping complex that is between the two parks. The special events below are in order they are held during the year.
February 9th to April 20th, 2013
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Mardi Gras parade and party
Each spring Universal Studios has their own Mardi Gras parade and party! It’s held on Saturday nights plus a few Friday and Sunday nights. After the Mardi Gras parade they have an outdoor concert with popular bands. Catch all the fun at Universal Studios Mardi Gras parade and party!
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Rock The Universe
Universal Studios Rock the Universe is a fall event that features big name Christian rock stars. Held on one big weekend, it always has a pretty good lineup of Christian rock stars performing, around 15 or so. If you like Christian rock concerts, you’ll love Universal Studios Rock the Universe!
September and October 2013
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Universal Studios Halloween Horror nights
Nobody does Halloween like Universal Studios! Each fall they transform their park for Universal Studios Halloween Horror nights. Experience haunted houses, zombies and chainsaw freaks on the streets, shows and more. It’s very extreme, not for the little kids!
December 2013 to January 1st, 2014
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Universal Studios Macy’s holiday parade
Celebrate the Christmas holidays with Universal Studios Macy’s holiday parade! See real floats from the Macy’s holiday parade in New York, dancers, characters and a finish with Santa and the Rockettes girls! Tree lighting ceremony and other holiday shows also.
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Universal Studios Grinchmas show
Christmas would not be complete without seeing Universal Studios Grinchmas show! Watch a live remake of “how the Grinch stole Christmas” with singing and dancing. See Whoville and all the funny Whoville characters come to life!
December 31st, 2011 to January 1st, 2012
Universal Studios Orlando special annual event: Universal Studios New Years Eve party
Join the best New Years eve party in Orlando at Universal Studios New Years Eve party at CityWalk and Universal Studios Florida theme park! Listen to live bands, eat fantastic gourmet foods, drink wine and see some cool fireworks. Ring in the new year with Universal Studios New Years Eve party!
There you have it, the best annual special events going on at Universal Studios. If you can’t find one your looking for, try a search under Universal Studios in the blog categories. Some of these events are still from last year. They will be updated once Universal comes out with this years information.
If you love Universal Studios, you’ll have a blast going to one or more of these events. Most need a special ticket and can sell out, so read the event articles and make sure you understand all the details. Hope this list of Universal Studios annual special events helps you!