You expect fun, holiday festivities in our theme parks this seasons. But did you know all four Universal Orlando Resort on-site hotels have also decked the halls with holiday events?
To help fill every moment of your time here with holidays cheer, Universal Orlando has compiled the Ultimate Holiday Guide for their on-site hotels. You may even find yourself creating a new family tradition!
All of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels have amazing holiday offerings, including themed buffets and meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday arts and crafts and more. Below is a complete list of holiday festivities that are unique to each hotel:
Gather Together Thanksgiving Celebration (Nov. 26) — Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family in Portofino with a savory dinner, live holidays performance, arts and crafts, face painters and more.
Holiday Harbor Nights (Nov. 27) — Enjoy an enchanting evening in Italy with live holiday music, wine tasting and the grand illumination of the Christmas tree.
Festive Holiday Dining (Nov. 26, Dec. 25) — Join your favorite Universal Orlando characters for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, complete with buffets, strolling musicians, arts and crafts and more.
New Year’s Eve Party in the Piazza (Dec. 31) — Ring in the New Year with an impressive spread of delicious food stations, complimentary wines, live music from a DJ, midnight toast and more.
Holidays Dining at The Kitchen (Nov. 26, Dec. 24-25) — Jazz up your holidays with themed dining for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You’ll be able to chow down on delicious food while also meeting some of your favorite Universal Orlando characters!
Velvet Unplugged (Dec. 18) — Get ready to rock this holiday season with Velvet Unplugged, which includes a live concert and first round of drinks is on the house.
Rock-in 2016 Holiday Buffet & Lobby Party (Dec. 31) — Rock in the New Year with a live DJ spinning the best music of 2015, a live stream of Times Square, Universal characters, food and dessert stations, a midnight toast and more.
Holidays Wantilan Luau (Nov. 28) — Enjoy the holidays on an island oasis with a buffet of delicious tropical food, tree lighting, fire dancers, hula dancers and live music.
Holidays Dining (Nov. 26, Dec. 25, Dec. 31) — Indulge in holidays-themed dining with a tropical twist for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
New Year’s Eve Wantilan Luau (Dec. 31) — Celebrate the New Year with a buffet (including a kids’ buffet), tree lighting, fire dancers, hula dancers and live music.
New Year’s Eve Champagne and Cocktail Reception (Dec. 31) — Bring in the New Year at this Holiday oasis with h’ors d’ouevres, a live DJ, live stream of the ball drop and a champagne toast at midnight.
Holiday Dining (Nov. 26, Dec. 25) — Bayliner Diner will offer a special holidays menu for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 27) — Watch as the Christmas tree in Cabana Bay’s lobby lights up for the holidays with a cheerful tree lighting ceremony, featuring a special guest appearance, hot chocolate and cookies, live music and face painters.
New Year’s Eve at the Bayliner Diner (Dec. 31) — This New Year’s Eve, take a trip back to the 1950s and 60’s with a scrumptious meal, a live DJ, face painters and a balloon drop!