Merry Christmas from Theme Park Insider

December 24, 2022, 2:42 PM · Merry Christmas to you and yours from Theme Park Insider's home here in sunny Southern California.

Hey, I did my time living in Chicago, Indianapolis, Omaha, and Denver, by the way, so if you're dealing with an especially chilly Christmas this year, I've been there and understand. That said, whatever your weather, I thank you for stopping by Theme Park Insider this holiday weekend and offer you these holiday show videos from Southern California's theme parks for your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day entertainment.

Let's start with this year's Grinchmas Wholiday Tree Lighting at Universal Studios Hollywood:

Here's The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.

Enjoy the full show from Home for the Holidays at Knott's Merry Farm.

And the classic A Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland.

Wrapping up - as one does at a theme park - with a fireworks show! Here is Disneyland's Believe... In Holiday Magic.

Thank you, again, for sharing your days with me here at Theme Park Insider. Best wishes, merry Christmas, and happy holidays.

Replies (7)

December 25, 2022 at 3:18 AM

Merry Christmas Robert and all at Theme Park Insider. Have a cracking Yuletide and a prosperous and enjoyable 2023. Keep up the wonderful work on easily the finest theme park website there is.

Best wishes,
Prof Plum

December 25, 2022 at 8:20 AM

Dear Mr. Iger,

In the spirit of the holiday season, I would like to make two suggestions. A gift you are capable of giving to theme park guests and a gift you are capable of giving Walt Disney World's cast members.

Theme Park Guests - Please bring back the package pick-up service. When a guest is willing to dip into their wallets to make a retail purchase at one of the parks, the added service of delivering that item to the front of the park to be picked-up at the end of the day, does not seem too much to ask.

WDW Cast Members - Bring back the print edition of Walt Disney World's 'Eyes & Ears'. It is heartbreaking that the company skipped the opportunity to print a one-off special edition for the resort's 5oth anniversary. If you want to start reaching back and re-fueling the magic that always began with the CMs -- kindness; a genuine smile; excellence in service -- then bring back a publication that dates back to the earliest days of the resort's operation. The E&E reminds the CMs that they are a part of an institution that has history and rich traditions. Again bring back the PRINT EDITION and NOT DIGITAL.

Happy holidays to everyone in the TPI community. Wishing you all the very best in 2023.


December 25, 2022 at 9:36 AM

Merry Christmas to all! And Happiest of Holidays to those who celebrate in their own way. May your egg nog be rich and potent, and your day full of joy and regrettable decisions!

Thanks for maintaining such an amazing site and hub for the Community Robert!

December 25, 2022 at 2:08 PM

A frigid Chicago this past week so a bit jealous seeing warm California and Florida looking downright tropical compared to us. So good seeing these and Merry Christmas to all.

December 26, 2022 at 12:43 AM

Merry Christmas to Robert and the Theme Park Insider crew. And, Merry Christmas to all of the cup-half-empty and cup-half-full Reply contributors (you know who you are). I enjoy them all.

December 26, 2022 at 8:58 AM

We got caught in the snow in Edinburgh today — wouldn’t have it any other way. Hope y’all had a great Christmas.

December 27, 2022 at 7:22 AM

Thank you all for making themepark insider my to go to site everyday!

I enjoy how our love for all things themeparks brings us here together to exchange ideas, to bicker, to laugh and to discover and discuss all the news and information Robert and his co-writers throw at us hungry themepark beasts.

Let's continue to share our passion!

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