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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tour the First-Ever Holiday Tribute Store, Featuring “The Grinch” and “Harry Potter” Themed Rooms, Christmas Treats, and More at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort’s first-ever Holiday Tribute Store opened today at Universal Studios Florida. We already got a sneak peek of it yesterday, thanks to a new video from Universal, but now we’re taking an in-depth look at all the features and easter eggs.

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We got our first look at the nutcracker entrance facade a week ago and it still looks the same.

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This is the same building as the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store, so you’ll likely recognize the layout.

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The entryway has toys and a workbench. It seems like we just missed Santa or one of his elves whittling away.

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There are several easter eggs on this workbench. You’ll probably catch the blocks spelling out “Holiday Tribute” on a shelf to the left.

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The Universal Studios arch is made out of blocks.

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“Sara’s kitty” on this chalkboard was the facade of the Halloween Horror Nights 29 Tribute Store in 2019.

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You might recognize these blocks as Volcano Bay’s Krakatau volcano, complete with waterfall.

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This stack of blocks resembles the Islands of Adventure lighthouse.

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Finally, this build appears to be Hogwarts Castle.

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Next, we made our way down the hallway to the first room.

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Here, you’ll enter a classic German Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas market.

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This Christmas market is a winter wonderland full of toys and beautiful set pieces.

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This cityscape acts as the photo opportunity.

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There’s a new Santa Claus mold-a-rama that we can’t wait to try out.

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The centerpiece is filled with rotating props and decorated with faux candles and garland.

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You’ll notice each section of merchandise is dedicated to a different attraction or theme.

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And bundle up, because it’s snowing in here!

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Another toy soldier guards the exit, which will take you straight into the pages of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Or, as this German poster indicates, Wie der Grinch Weihnachten Gestohlen Hat! This is both a nice touch when transitioning from the German market into Grinchmas, and a reference to Dr. Seuss’ German heritage.

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Here there’s also a snowman mold-a-rama.

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This room is full of bright-colored lights, all dangling from the Christmas tree in the center.

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One wall features the Grinch himself with a pile of presents.

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This is another great photo spot.

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And we couldn’t forget Max! He’s above the emergency exit door.

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The merchandise displays are designed like presents with bows on top.

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In this room, you’ll find all the Seuss-inspired merchandise you could want.

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Stay warm by the fire, where Cindy Lou has her own “Thing 2” stocking.

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This next hallway is lined with posters and pictures from previous Universal Orlando Resort Christmas events.

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Some of you might remember the 1992 Universal Studios Old Fashioned Christmas Party.

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Some posters are also referencing this year’s festivities, including this “Est. 2020” Holiday Tribute Store poster.

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We saw several pictures of the Grinch. You’ll also notice Hogwarts Castle lit up, Santa E.T., and even Shrek and Fiona dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

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This poster gives you an idea of what’s to come later in the Tribute Store.

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These two posters reference two other events happening this year: the Macy’s balloon walk-through and the Holiday Tree Hunt.

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Harry Potter fans will love the next room, which transports you right into the Wizarding World.

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Bright Christmas trees are everywhere, and they’re surrounded with vintage-style luggage and packages.

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You might spot a broom or two on its way to a lucky Hogwarts student.

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Slytherins will be happy to see some of their items front-and-center.

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Even if you aren’t a fan, this is a one-stop shop to get presents for any Potterhead you know.

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An Embroidery window straight out of Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade shows off some Hogwarts uniforms.

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The final room is Earl the Squirrel’s Tree Farm, presented by Universal’s Christmas character, Earl the Squirrel.

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As you might expect, there are tons of trees in this room. They’re all different shapes, sizes, and colors.

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There are four food stands here in the tree farm, so you can pick up a snack before you leave.

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One side has Holiday Gummy Lightz, Sticky Bunz, and Sugared Nutz.

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The other side has Sweet Treatz, Hot Chocolate Bombz, and Earl’s Nutty Nog.

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As we approach the exit, there’s another photo spot with an Earl’s Tree Farm postcard on the wall.

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Earl has hung up some stockings spelling out his name.

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The exit area is still themed to Earl’s Tree Farm, proclaiming “Thanks for visiting!” above Earl’s truck.

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Thanks for following along with our trip through the Holiday Tribute Store! You can also watch our full video tour below.

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