Universal Studios Hollywood opens its Grinchmas
Written by Robert Niles
Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off its "Grinchmas" holiday celebration today with a photo-op featuring actress and animal activist Tippi Hedren and Max the Dog from "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."Tweet
Grinchmas continues this Saturday and Sunday, then runs daily starting Dec. 18 through Jan. 2, 2011. The event, located in the Upper Lot next to the Shrek theater, features a snow play area (hey, that's a big deal in Los Angeles), character meet-and-greets and nightly tree-lighting ceremonies plus celebrity readings of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
In addition this weekend, Universal will host an animal-adoption fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, outside the park's front gate. The fair will be "hosted" by the Grinch and Max the dog and will feature shelter animals looking for a home. While the rest of Grinchmas is included with park admission, there's no admission necessary to take part in the adoption fair.
Update, Dec. 13: From Universal:
Scheduled celebrity readings will take place twice nightly beginning at 4:40 p.m. and 7:25 p.m., just prior to the "Grinchmas" tree lighting and Who-ville "Who-bilation" ceremony as follows:
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