You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. But you’re not mean enough that the Whos down in Whoville didn’t think to name an entire holiday after you! Grinchmas has returned to Universal Studios Hollywood once again, and the grand Who-bilation includes plenty for the whole family to see and do, including enjoying live performances, tasting an assortment of seasonal treats, and of course meeting The Grinch and his dog Max in person.

After checking out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s holiday-time offerings last week, this past Saturday I spent a day exploring Universal Studios Hollywood’s Grinchmas area and taking in its musical shows.

Watch Grinchmas area tour at Universal Studios Hollywood 2018:

First up, Martha May and the Who-Dolls brought some fashion sense and toe-tapping holiday music to the Grinchmas center stage.

Watch “Martha May and the Who-Dolls” Grinchmas show at Universal Studios Hollywood 2018:

Then, Whoville’s very own boy band The Wholiday Singers delivered their trendy takes on some unforgettable Christmastime classics.

Watch “The Wholiday Singers” Grinchmas show at Universal Studios Hollywood 2018:

Finally, The Grinch took the stage alongside the Whos to light the giant, Dr. Seuss-inspired Christmas tree in the center of Universal Plaza, but not without a few hiccups in the proceedings.

Watch “Wholiday Tree Lighting” Grinchmas show at Universal Studios Hollywood 2018:

Once darkness settled on Southern California and I had experienced all that Grinchmas had to offer, I wandered through Universal Studios Hollywood’s Upper Lot area and took in the park’s fabulous light displays. With each passing season, Universal seems to do a more impressive job.

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Grinchmas runs on select dates from now through Sunday, December 30 and Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood runs from now through Sunday, December 6 in Los Angeles, California. For more information and advance ticket sales resources, be sure to visit the theme park’s official website.


Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.



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