Show features live entertainment, lighting ceremony

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Who knew the Grinch could add another six days to Christmas?

“18 Days of Grinchmas” are coming to the San Fernando Valley starting this weekend as a host of celebrities descend upon Universal Studios Hollywood to kick off the holiday celebration.

Stephen Moyer of the HBO series “True Blood” will be the first in a series of entertainers who will be reading Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” aloud at the theme park’s “Grinchmas” celebration.

Eliot Secular, VP of Publicity for Universal Studios Hollywood, joins KFWB’s Maggie McKay with details.

Animal activist Tippi Hedren will also put in an appearance Saturday with Max the Dog in support of a pet adoption fair at Universal Citywalk.

Jeffrey Tambor, who played the mayor of Whoville in the live-action “Grinch” movie that was filmed at Universal, is scheduled to be the celebrity reader on Sunday.

“Grinchmas” also includes live entertainment with the Whos of Whoville, a lighting ceremony for a 60-foot Christmas tree in the style of Seuss drawings, and a whole bunch of snow.

For tickets and more info, visit

For more info on holiday events at Southland theme parks, visit the CBS LA guide.

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