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Mannheim Steamroller Concerts, Holiday Food, and More Announced for 2021 at Universal Orlando Resort


Halloween is officially behind us, and now all eyes are laser-focused on the winter holidays just around the corner. Universal Orlando Resort made some major announcements this morning, confirming that beloved holiday elements — like the Holiday Tribute Store and Mannheim Steamroller — are returning to Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for the 2021 Holiday season. 

Tribute Store

The Holiday Tribute Store will return! This beautiful holiday element will once again provide guests with the ultimate shopping experience. With four impressively and intricately immersive rooms, the Holiday Tribute Store is a seasonal favorite for guests of all ages. This is where you should go to snag a Holiday Tree Hunt brochure before embarking on your expedition. Return to the Tribute Store to purchase your well-earned Holiday Tree Hunt ornament after the excursion. 


Everyone knows you have the new year to work off the extra love you accumulate during the holidays, and there are a fair few treats you can select from at Universal Orlando Resort every year. This season, guests can enjoy a number of holiday menu items across the resort. Here is a sample of what to look out for:

Nutella Cheesecake Reindeer Pop
Cheesecake pop with Nutella and candied hazelnuts, available at Croissant Moon Bakery, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

“Red Hot” Holiday Shake
Red Hot candies and crushed peppermint top off the newest milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen in Universal CityWalk.

Voodoo Doughnut 
The best doughnut shop on the block will feature a number of delicious and beautiful sweets, including a gingerbread cake doughnut and a marble cake wreath doughnut. 

Hot Chocolate Bomb
Pick up a hot chocolate bomb ornament from TODAY cafe in Universal Studios Florida or an all-new Grinch-themed hot chocolate bomb at Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

Vegan Brownie 
Vegan guests in search of something sweet can find this delicious confection in San Francisco at Universal Studios Florida or Croissant Moon Bakery at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

And as always, guests can enjoy Hot Butterbeer in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Mannheim Steamroller 

Did we save the best for last? You decide. Mannheim Steamroller, the best-selling holiday artist of all time, will once again return to Universal Studios Florida. On December 4, 5, 11, and 12, guests can gather at the Music Plaza Stage to enjoy these concerts. Access to these exclusive concerts is included with standard park admission, and in our opinion is one of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer. 

The 2021 holidays at Universal Orlando Resort run from November 13, 2021 to January 2, 2022. 


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About Aryn Bordelon

Aryn Bordelon grew up eating rice and kimchi in the Panhandle and was indoctrinated with a love of Florida theme parks from a young age. A long-time follower of OI, she has spent years attending the parks in a variety of ways, from repeatedly attending Halloween Horror Nights to racing (and placing) at Universal Running events alongside her husband, Ian.