Archives for December 22, 2021

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration, Featuring Live Entertainment, Fireworks, and Access to Rides and Attractions

Celebrate the new year and ring in 2022 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s festive EVE event, the biggest party in Hollywood, on Friday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m.

EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and is a special park-wide celebration that invites guests to spend the day and party by night while enjoying its popular and award-winning rides and attractions. 

What a way to celebrate as guests and partygoers can rejoice in new year festivities with a cast of leading characters, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke from Illumination’s all-new, award-winning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride or mark the occasion with prehistoric dinosaurs at “Jurassic World—The Ride,” featuring the stunningly realistic Indominus rex.

EVE is also the ideal location to bid farewell to 2021 as the world ushers in 2022 and new beginnings.  Starting at 9:00 p.m., the theme park transitions into party central as multiple entertainment hubs will energize guests with live music and DJs, playing everything from pop, rock, and hip-hop to EDM to Latin music. Plus, iconic photo ops around the park will allow guests to capture and share their memories of the special night. The event culminates with a traditional New Year’s Eve countdown and dazzling fireworks display.

A selection of food and beverages, including desserts, champagne, beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as 2022 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

While ringing in the New Year, guests can enjoy the return of yuletide favorite, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” featuring “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts TM Castle” which brings the iconic Hogwarts castle to life through an impressive light projection show. Family traditions continue with “Grinchmas” as guests can share the joyful season with The Grinch, his faithful dog Max, and the Who-ville Whos.

Holiday entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood runs daily now through Sunday, January 9, 2022.

To purchase tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Holidays and EVE access, guests can click here.

Pass Members benefit from special offers for the event. To learn more and to purchase tickets, Pass Members can click here.

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Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood.

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for some really cool stocking stuffers for the family? Here are some of my favorites!

One of my top choices for the entire family is GoSili, a sustainable brand that provides colorful reusable straws & cups for those who love the planet.

The brand has options for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and holiday parties such as silicone cupsstraws, and a Universal Silicone Straw Top with Straw designed to turn any cup into a straw cup. 

GoSili provides the best European grade silicone tumblers, cups, and straws on the market that are stylish, modern, tough, and 100% nontoxic. GoSili Silicone Goods is an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. All under $10 – super cute and visual — and available on TargetAmazon, and

I love all the great choices that they have! My favorites are the Silicone Ocean Drinking Cups and the Reusable Straws!

Photo Credit: GoSili

The next one is wonderful for parents and young children!

Photo Credit: Little Renegades

Mindfulness for young children is extremely important.  Little Renegades Daytime and Bedtime Decks are 4×6” chunky cards just right for little hands, inspired by nature with so-sweet watercolor art that empowers kids to practice emotional regulation by tuning in to their feelings and surroundings. Little Renegades’ Mindful Journals are 128 pages of prompts and space to record their feelings and the world around them, printed on recycled paper in a take-it-anywhere 5×8” size for kids and adults of all ages (Gratitude, Outdoor and Creativity journals in the series). To purchase and find out more go to

Holiday Notes from MyWish4U Connect with your kids this holiday season with Christmas Facts & Funnies or Hanukkah Notes from the popular MyWish4U Lunch Notes. Each book is overflowing with cool holiday facts and jolly jokes to make the season extra merry! Tear off a note and use as a thoughtful gift topper, tree decoration, or as place cards at the holiday table. These happy Christmas and Hanukkah Notes tell your kids that even in the midst of the busy holiday season, you stopped to think about them. 

Popcorn? Yes, please!

Sweet Chaos Drizzles Sweet Chaos is the perfect mix of your favorite sweet & salty snacks… especially their seasonal offerings that include NEW Black & White Sugar Cookie, Maple Brown Sugar, Iced Gingerbread, Vanilla Chai, and Peppermint Crunch! Sweet Chaos Drizzles are Gluten Free, made with Non-GMO popcorn, and have NO artificial colors or flavors. Handmade kettle corn made by real people. Non-GMO popcorn is popped in Coconut Oil, with just the right amount of Cane Sugar and Sea Salt, and then sprinkled with delicious drizzles! 

My favorite is the Iced GIngerbread! Yum! Great for family holiday movie nights too!

Happy Holidays!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items to facilitate this holiday featured post. Images were also provided.