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Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

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It’s Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort!

Christmas week is finally here and I am soooo happy to be able to spend another year with my loved ones. In case you’re a visitor or a central Florida local, I wanted to give you all some alternative holiday options to celebrating this festive occasion. The on-site hotels of Universal Orlando Resort will be offering a variety of holiday happenings for the 2014 season.

Have fun at one of the spectacular on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort. Experience a different take on the yuletide merriments at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, or Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  Every ThemeParkHipster will be able to find something to do on Christmas Eve and Day celebrations, New Year’s Eve dining packages and New Year’s Day fun at each on-site hotel.

Check out some of the uniquely themed, festive activities below (complete details listed at the bottom):

  • Hanukkah Candle Lighting
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Cookie decorating
  • Santa visits
  • Storytelling
  • Universal Orlando theme park character visits
  • Holiday “dive-in” movies
  • Special holiday menus & more!

Hanukkah Celebration at Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Visit the lobby of each hotel nightly now through Wednesday, December 24th at sundown for the Hanukkah Celebration ceremony. Check with the Front Desk for nightly times.

Holiday Stories with Santa at Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Visit the lobby of Cabana Bay Beach Resort for holiday story readings with Santa: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Saturday– December 20th.

Meet Holiday Elves at Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Visit the lobby of Cabana Bay Beach Resort to have a meet and greet with holiday elves 4:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday– December 21.

 

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

***Ask your Destinations in Florida travel agent for details on what’s happening during your visit***                                                    

Complete Holiday Details for Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

  Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort:

  • Character appearances
  • Holiday dive-in movies
  • Hanukkah Celebration | December now – 24th, sundown
  • Holiday Arts and Crafts | Select dates and times
  • Holiday Story Reading | Select dates and times
  • The Hideaway Bar & Grill’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Dessert Party | December 31st 10 pm – 12:30 am ring in 2015 under the stars with live music, desserts, and an open bar.
  • Buy Tickets Online
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort’s New Year’s Eve TV Lounge Dessert Party | December 31, 9:30 pm – 12:30 am Featuring music, desserts, and the Countdown in Times Square live via satellite.
  • Buy Tickets Online

Loews Royal Pacific Resort:

  • Holiday Activities | Select dates and times December 5 – 31 Enjoy family-friendly fun like ornament, stocking and cookie decorating; holiday storytelling and more.
  • Hanukkah Celebration | December 16 – 24, sundown Featuring live family entertainment.
  • Christmas Day Buffet | December 25, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Click here for menu
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dessert Reception | December 31, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am Featuring a holiday dinner buffet, dessert and live entertainment.
  • New Year’s Day Breakfast | January 1, 8:00 – 11:00 am

For holiday meal reservations, call 407-503-DINE.

Holidays at the Hard Rock Hotel Photo: Orlando Informer

Holidays at the Hard Rock Hotel
Photo: Orlando Informer

Hard Rock Hotel:

  • Holiday-Themed Kids’ Poolside Fun | Select dates November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Holidays in The Kitchen | Select nights November 28 – December 26
    • Fridays – Dinner with entertainment including a magician, visits from Santa and holiday movie screenings.
    • Saturdays – Character dining featuring some of your favorite theme park characters.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays – Kids Can Cook Too!
  • Hanukkah Celebration | December 16 – 24, sundown
  • Christmas Eve Dinner in The Kitchen | December 24, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Featuring a holiday menu, character dining, holiday movies and more.
  • Click here for menu
  • Christmas Day in The Kitchen | December 25 Breakfast, brunch and dinner available.
  • Click here for menu
  • Click here for menu
  • New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Hotel | December 31
    • ROCK-in 2015 at Hard Rock Hotel – 5:00 pm – 1:00 am Featuring a holiday buffet, character dining, holiday movies and more. For holiday meal reservations, call 407.503.DINE
    • Lobby Party Package | 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Bring in the New Year with live entertainment and a midnight champagne toast.
    • Buy Tickets Online
  • New Year’s Day Breakfast in The Kitchen | January 1, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

For holiday meal reservations, call 407-503-DINE.

 Loews Portofino Bay Hotel:

  • Hanukkah Celebration | December 16 – 24, sundown
  • Christmas Day Sparkling Wine Buffet | December 25, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Featuring family entertainment, including holiday crafts, characters, musicians and more.
  • Click here for menu
  • New Year’s Eve Party in the Piazza | December 31, 8:30 pm – 12:00 am Gourmet food, complimentary wines, a kid-friendly buffet and live entertainment for the entire family. Buy Tickets Online
  • Click here for menu

For holiday meal reservations, call 407-503-DINE.

 

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NikkyJ
NikkyJ

JOIN NIKKYJ ON THIS SOLO THEME PARK JOURNEY NikkyJ is the author of The Solo Theme Park Traveler's Guide who loves ALL things amusement park related. She was born and raised in Florida which attributed to her passion for theme parks. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like she used to, you may find her in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot enjoying a nice glass of Pinot Noir and a delightful book! NikkyJ enjoys traveling solo to theme parks and wants to show you how you can overcome any of your fears and TAKE THE SOLO THEME PARK CHALLENGE!

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