As every Who down in Whoville knows, Universal Studios is transformed into Who-ville to celebrate Grinchmas during the holiday season – and here are 9 terrific reasons to visit.
1. The Grinch!
The number one reason to visit Universal Studios at the holidays is to meet the Grinch, of course! Mr. Grinch comes out and greets guests several times per day and he graciously poses for photos, too. Just check out these two happy kids!
2. Meet Max
Who doesn’t love Max the dog? Max has been called the Grinch’s moral compass, but let’s face it – he’s just an adorable pooch. And he poses sweetly for photos with all who ask.
3. Meet some Whos from Who-ville
There are characters from the movie all around Who-ville and they’re all happy to chat with you and pose for photos. These cheerful Whos are super helpful and they also have lots of fun stories to share about the other characters!
4. Scavenger Hunt
Fun for the kiddos – this Scavenger Hunt takes you all over Universal Plaza looking for clues!
5. Wacky Who-ville Photo Opp
Take a photo of yourself falling down the mountain with all the Whos’ presents and decorations – and then flip it for fun!
6. Send a Postcard to the Grinch – and a Book is Donated
The Who-ville Post Office is all set up for kids to write postcards to the Grinch – and they’re making book donations for each one. Just tell the Grinch about 3 good deeds you’ve done – and Dr. Seuss L.P., Random House and First Book will make the donation.
Who doesn’t love treats at the holidays? Well, you’ve got great choices here in Whoville, like these giant chocolate donuts, Grinch-green rice krispie treats, or these mini-donuts dusted with green sanding sugar for extra Grich-y flavor.
There are live performances in Universal Plaza throughout the day, with Cindy-Lou Who’s Story Time, Martha May and the Who-dolls, and the Wholiday Singers – plus they light up the one-of-a-kind, curved Suessian tree every half hour starting at 5:30pm.
9. Come for the Grinch, Stay for the Studio Tour
The famous Universal Studio Tour is right around the corner from Who-ville and so are Springfield, Hogsmeade, and all the rides and shows Universal Studios is known for. With 26 dining options and loads of rides and shopping, it’s easy to make a day of it at Universal for the holidays.
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com, your source for things to do in Los Angeles with kids.