Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 11/2018

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Rhythm Truck Christmas Edition dancers

Celebrate the holidays with A Universal Christmas this festive season at Universal Studios Singapore! Read on to learn more!

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Entrance arch Elf Town

The 2018 edition of A Universal Christmas features a comprehensive line-up of seasonal performances and all-new shows to bring holiday cheer to the park. From 1 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019, all USS park guests can enjoy the shows and experiences around the park.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Entrance arch Elf Town Sesame Street blocks

Extensive festive overlays are installed at Hollywood and New York zones, and you can sneak a peek at them before the Christmas event officially begins.

Park Hour Changes

Park hours are extended as part of the festive season, with the park closing at 9PM or 10PM on most nights in December 2018. From 21 to 30 December, the park will be open till 10PM, with the Christmas Fireworks Spectacular show happening then to end the night. Opening hours and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

2019 New Year’s Eve Event?

On 31 Dec 2018, the park will be open all night until 12AM 1 Jan 2019, with a special New Year Fireworks Spectacular show at Hollywood to welcome to the new year with a bang!


Welcome to Elf Town

Hollywood has transformed into Elf Town, a thematic zone where you can meet many of Santa’s helpers and interact with them.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf Town Bristles Toy

As of last weekend, there are already three stations along the street area of Hollywood, and two more “shops” at the stage.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf Town Sweet Stop Gingerbread

This is likely to be an outdoor version of Santa’s Village.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf Town Street Decorations

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf Town Hollywood Lagoon Stage

There’ll be a new show with much festive song and dance called PRESENTation Day at the Hollywood Lagoon stage. Don’t miss it!

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf Town Hollywood Lagoon Stage house

NEW Christmas Parade and Elf City

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf City New York entrance

Headlining all the performances this year is Santa’s Snowy Sleigh Ride, which the park has emphasised as the “largest-ever Christmas parade in the history of Universal Studios Singapore”. Really? Well anyway the parade will travel to New York’s Elf City for Santa’s Christmas Light-Up Party show.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf City New York Projections and Screens

This complicated equipment setup will make Santa’s Christmas Light-Up Party a really dazzling one. There will be projections on the building facades on both sides, and at the New York Library. All these will accompany the floats of Snowy Sleigh Ride show which I’ve been told will be similar to a night parade. Looks like guests will be completely enveloped with dazzling lights, dramatic show effects and snowfall in New York!

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Elf City New York Library christmas tree

Hollywood Dreams Parade 2019 update

Speaking of parades, the park’s regular parade show, Hollywood Dreams Parade, will transform into a night parade with its showtime moving to 7:30PM when it returns to the park on Friday, 18 Jan 2019.

Festive decorations around the park

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Park decorations Shrek Stump

Festive decorations are up at the Dreamworks areas: Madagascar, Far Far Away. The park music now has a holiday twist. Generally, I think the decorations in past years seem a lot more ‘Universal Studios’. On the overall, the 2018 props remind me of decorations in shopping malls.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Park decorations Madagascar

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Park decorations Jurassic Park

Even Jurassic Park is going to make it sparkle.

A Universal Christmas 2018 Entertainment Line-up

Christmas Turntables

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Christmas Turntables

Come and spin that Christmas record! The Turntables is belting out holiday tunes at Mel’s Stage.

Similarly, the two shows at New York will get a Christmas refresh. No more meeting Under the Mistletoe, because you can have A Christmas Date with Marilyn Monroe and also meet her good friend at the Betty Boop Step Into Christmas show.

Dance for the Magic Christmas Beans

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Dance for the Christmas Magic Beans

The Milk Bar celebrates the holidays with the return of the Dance For The Magic Christmas Beans. Right next door, Madagascar Boogie is also getting a seasonal makeover known as King Julien’s Merry Mambo Christmas Party.

Oscar’s Grouchmas

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Oscar's Grouchmas show

Your favourite green monster is back to spread the Tale of Oscar’s Grouchmas in the Pantages Hollywood Theater.

Rhythm Truck – Christmas Edition

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Rhythm Truck Christmas Edition 1

Rhythm Truck is a new street show replacing Rockafellas, that debuted a few months ago (as Rhythm Street). For this holiday season, the crew is giving holiday hits a makeover with beats from the streets.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Rhythm Truck Christmas Edition countdown

The Rhythm Truck will enter the park from the side gate at Accelerator (Sci-Fi City) and travel to New York.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Rhythm Truck Christmas Edition pyramid

It’s a much more dynamic show compared to Rockafellas, although there’s still a number of B-boy sequences.

Universal Studios Singapore - Universal Christmas 2018 Rhythm Truck Christmas Edition finale

Park Update vlog

Enjoy this month’s park update in a vlog on YouTube, which includes some content not covered in this blog post such as: USS Passholders’ warehouse sale, new park merchandise, and character meet and greet. Also, catch highlights of the seasonal shows here!


Visiting USS for Christmas?

What do you think of Universal Studios Singapore’s 2019 Universal Christmas event? Let me know in the comments.

A Universal Christmas is held at Universal Studios Singapore from 1 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019. All shows featured in this article are included in regular park admission. Additional charge may apply for some activities.

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One Response to Universal Studios Singapore – Park Update 11/2018

  1. Roz November 27, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    they should have put santa hats on the dinosaurs at Jurassic World! heehee

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