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OFT_L_Manheim_Steamroller_11-20-13 Whether you’ve been naughty or nice all year long, Universal Orlando is inviting you to come celebrate the holiday season this Dec. 7 – Jan. 4 with the park’s annual Holiday extravaganza! And this year, part of the “nice” entertainment includes live music by one of the world’s most beloved artists – Mannheim Steamroller!

The biggest selling Christmas artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller is sure to bring the holiday spirit to Universal Studios when they perform on select Saturday and Sunday nights in December beginning Dec. 7! If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing one of Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas specials wait until you hear how they turn your favorite holiday tunes into explosive rock-like productions. Mannheim Steamroller takes such classic Christmas songs like Deck the Halls, pumps them up and turns them into a high-energy electronic version through the use of a keyboard, electric bass and synthesizers.

Created by Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey, Mannheim Steamroller began as an alias for record producer/composer Chip Davis. After producing several non-holiday- themed songs for years, in 1984 Mannheim Steamroller released its first holiday album, “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,” featuring modern contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favorites. The success of their first Christmas album was followed by six more holiday albums including “A Fresh Aire Christmas,” “Christmas Aire,” “ Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live,” “”Christmas Extraordinaire, “”Christmas Celebration,” and “Christmasville.”

Today, Mannheim Steamroller spreads their version of holiday cheer with a nationwide tour every year November. Guests can hear trumped up rock versions of such Christmas hits as Joy to the World, Carol of the Bells, Hallelujah, Deck the Halls, The Little Drummer, Do You Hear What I Hear and much more and beginning Dec. 7 you can get into the holiday spirit with a live performance at Universal Studios!

Don’t miss the powerful instrumental group at the Music Plaza stage six nights this season including Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 6 p.m.

To hear your favorite holiday songs like you never have before don’t miss Mannheim Steamroller spread the joy with discounted Universal Studios tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. Right now when you buy two days you’ll get a 3rd day free! Stay tuned for more Universal Orlando holiday news as we get closer to Dec. 7, especially ff you were a little naughtier this year. You just might love Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure!