We were invited to the Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas kickoff, which Carole Mumford and our videographer B.L. attended. They did a great job! Thanks to Carole for the photos and article, and to B.L. for the highlight video that includes Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega and Yvette Nicole Brown as part of the tree lighting ceremony.
Universal Studios Hollywood brings Christmas fun with a new Whobilation show sure to cheer up the Grinchiest guests this holiday season. Photo opportunities with the beloved Whoville inhabitants are available including the Grinch himself and the sweetest of Whos, “Max”, the Grinch’s dog.
In the Universal Plaza stands the magnificent, towering “Grinchmas” tree – a whimsical centerpiece twisting and spiraling an impressive 60 feet above visitors.
Grinchmas Kickoff Fireworks
Adding to the holiday excitement is the Whoville spectacular, a fun-filled song and dance extravaganza starring Martha May Whovier and the Who Dolls performing energetic musical sets, along with The Wholiday Singers, a hip boy-band ensemble featuring a mix of Christmas favorites and pop rock.
The Grinchmas event will offer a variety of fun-filled activities sure to create long lasting happy holiday memories. These include:
Who-ville Post Office – Visitors will have a chance to join in the “Grow your heart 3 sizes” campaign when they share their good deeds on a postcard and mail them directly to the Grinch. In return, Random House Children’s Books, the publishers of Dr. Suess’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” Will donate a book to a needy child through First Book on behalf of the sender.
Trim Up the Tree Lot – Guests can design and personalize their own “Grinchmas” ornaments to help decorate the venue’s other “Grinchmas” trees or take them home as a keepsake.
Who-bilicious Cookie Decorating – Freshly baked ginger bread cookies will be available for purchase, and guests can create their very own amazing treats with an assortment of delectable frostings and tasty toppers.
Story Time with Cindy Lou Who – Cindy Lou Who and her Who friends will gather guests of all ages – the tall and the small – for an engaging storytelling show of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, featuring special effects and audience participation.
“Grinchmas” Mayoral Proclamation with the Grinch and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In addition to the Whoville activities, guests can come onboard the world-famous behind the scenes Studio Tour where fans will have the chance to enjoy a close-up view of the original Whoville film sets from “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” There the unforgettable Whos will re-enact popular scenes and songs from the beloved film.
Grinchmas is included in the price of admission and runs weekends on December 13 & 14, then continues daily from December 19th, 2014 through January 3, 2015. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.