Classic Holiday Events in Studio City

Classic Holiday Events in Studio City

Studio City has set the bar high this holiday season. Universal Studios will be offering a fun way to enjoy the holiday season with their Grinchmas celebration. This event is perfect for the whole family and will be truly unforgettable. And for those who love the arts and classics, visit the Dolby Theatre for the iconic Nutcracker. Find more details about each of these holiday happenings, below.


Grinchmas at Universal Studios

Prepare for your heart to grow three sizes after a visit to Universal Studios’ Grinchmas. On Dec 1, the park transforms into Who-ville from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Take a pic or selfie with the Grinch and his pooch Max in front of the 65-foot-tall Seussian tree. Or, sit and enjoy story time as Cindy Lou-Who tells the classic Christmas story of the Grinch. Guests are invited to send a postcard to the Grinch promising to do three good deeds. Martha May Who-vier and the Who-Dolls will steal the spotlight with regular performances. Hurry and save on Hollywood Studios’ special ticket deal, buy a 1-day pass and get a 2nd day FREE. Purchase your tickets here.


Hotel Near Universal Studios  

After spending a day in Who-ville, you’ll need a place to unwind and relax! So why not book a stay at a nice local hotel like the Studio City Court Yard? This property is a great choice for families traveling on a budget and it’s located right near Hollywood Studios.


See the Nutcracker in Studio City

The Dolby Theatre is proud to present The Nutcracker starting Dec 8. The Los Angeles Ballet Company and Orchestra’s production will be set to Peter Tchaikovsky’s composition, but will take place in 1912 Los Angeles. Feel captivated as Clara and her beloved Nutcracker battle a most memorable Mouse King and travel to the Palace of the Dolls. Hints of Southern California can be found throughout the performance. Keep an eye out for calla lilies and a moonlit Pacific Ocean. The showtimes for this production are 12 p.m. & 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 8 and 12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 9. Purchase your tickets for this live performance here.


Hotel Near Dolby Theatre  

Make the most of watching The Nutcracker by staying at the nearby historic Sportsmen Lodge! Just like the Dolby Theatre, Sportsmen is known for its many iconic guests. And although it maintains the soul of historic Hollywood, the property still offers a variety of modern amenities.


Christmas will mean a little bit more when you visit Studio City and see all of their unique and classic holiday events! Mark your calendar for either Grinchmas or the Nutcracker, and don’t forget to book your stay at one of our beautiful nearby hotels.



Studio City Court Yard
With its comfortable furnishings and close location to Hollywood attractions, this hotel makes a great budget-friendly choice for traveling families. 12933 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.

Sportsmen Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700