Have a very Grinchmas holiday at Universal's Island's of Adventure (Photo: Universal Orlando)

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What would Christmas be without Dr. Seuss's classic tale of How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Old and young alike, everyone adores the Grinch—and around this time each year the green guy takes over Seuss Landing at Universal’s Island of Adventure. With whimsical decorations, a can't-miss show, meet and greets and more, here's everything you need to know about Grinchmas at the Universal Orlando Resort.

The Whos down in Who-ville have invaded Seuss Landing to help spread holiday cheer wherever they go. They've decked every hall so no matter where you turn, you'll find yourself surrounded by festive decor. The Whos love the holidays so much that you may stumble onto a few singing carols or making sure every stocking is hung with care around the land. Be sure to stop them for a photo or just to chat about some of their fantastical holiday planning ideas.

The season's main attraction is The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live action retelling of the classic tale starring the Grinch. This must-see stage show is equal parts heartwarming and hilarious. The wise-cracking Grinch is joined by other characters like his sidekick Max, played by a real-life dog! With its incredible sets and costumes, catchy songs recorded by Mannheim Steamroller and its positive message of giving, this show is a great way to start or end your holiday-day at Universal Orlando. Check the park map for daily showtimes when you arrive, but whatever you do, don't miss it.

After the show you'll be able to meet the Grinch yourself, and you can even get a photo with him. However, if you really want to start your day off right, book your family a reservation for The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast. This delectable buffet features delicious dishes like pancakes and bacon, fruit and yogurt, and the classic Green Eggs and Ham Platter. Only available on select mornings, this is the best way to meet the Grinch as he makes rounds to each and every table. Be careful though, as he's been known to steal a piece of bacon or two off of plates.

All of the Grinchy fun runs from November 16, 2019 through January 5, 2020 in Seuss Landing at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular and other area activities are included in your general park admission, but The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast requires an additional purchase and a reservation.