Universal Orlando holiday concert series to feature Mannheim Steamroller, Chris Isaak, Natalie Cole

As part of their holiday celebration this year, Universal Orlando Resort is launching a new concert series featuring performances by Mannheim Steamroller, Chris Isaak, and Natalie Cole.

Mannheim Steamroller (pictured above) performs for the second year in a row at Universal Studios on Dec. 5. Chris Isaak will perform on Dec. 12 and Natalie Cole will perform on Dec. 19.

Here’s a video of Mannheim Steamroller performing one of several songs at Universal Studios last year:

Mannheim Steamroller Performs at Universal Studios Orlando

While last year’s Mannheim concert took place in the middle of the Universal streets, this year’s concerts will be performed at Universal’s new Music Plaza stage, which features a 15,000-square-foot viewing lawn that is a whole lot more comfortable to stand on than the crowded theme park pavement.

In addition to the concerts, Grinchmas will return to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Macy’s Holiday Parade will once again make its way through the Universal Studios theme park streets.

“Music is a powerful part of the holidays – and we are creating a great, new way for families to enjoy the holidays together,” said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort. “Whether it’s an exciting parade, a heart-warming Grinchmas show or a joyful concert – there will be something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.”

Last year, the cast of Universal’s Grinchmas Musical took the stage with Mannheim Steamroller to perform their entire show. Here’s an excerpt:

The Grinch performs without makeup with Mannheim Steamroller

All holiday entertainment, including the concerts, is included as part of admission to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.

Holiday celebrations at Universal Orlando Resort begin Dec. 5 and run through Jan. 1.

For more information on Universal Orlando’s holiday celebration and offers, visit


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