SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration is taking over the park from 11th November to January 3rd, transforming it into a winter wonderland with over three million sparkling lights for guests to enjoy as part of their regular park admission.
Guests will experience fantastic entertainment, delicious seasonal food and the chance to visit Santa himself (and even dine with him for an additional cost!). Here's everything that you can expect - you won't want to miss any of it!
Christmas Shows and Entertainment
Sea of Trees
Embark through a wintery, watery wonderland as you are immersed in a sea of twinkling Christmas trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. This guest-favourite show is the main feature of the festive celebrations, with more than 100 trees, including a 70ft tall glistening centrepiece, coming to life with dazzling images.
NEW Holiday Reflections Fireworks
Finish your day at SeaWorld with a bang! At the end of each night, the sky above the Sea of Trees will be filled with light and colour during the brand-new Holiday Reflections fireworks show, set to the familiar sounds of the season.
Winter Wonderland on Ice
See Christmas come to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights, as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping experience. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background all come together to create this don’t-miss show.
As you make your way from attraction to attraction, you’ll be greeted by all kinds of performers and characters throughout the park. Watch out for stilt-walkers at the Waterfront, jump-roping toy soldiers in Wild Arctic Plaza, and Elf Story Chair Stacking in Sharks Plaza!
Sesame Street Christmas Parade
All the residents of Sesame Street are getting into the Christmas spirit and they’re ready to share their excitement with you in the Sesame Street Christmas Parade. Witness fantastic floats, decorated lavishly to mark the celebrations as your favourite characters dance and cheer!
Elmo’s Christmas Wish
Head to the Seaport Theater to join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover and Zoe as they help Elmo to find his Christmas wish in this all-singing, all-dancing holiday show.
Ice? In Florida? Yes, you read that right! Get your skates on at Bayside Stadium and skate with your whole family, alongside the water of SeaWorld's central lagoon. That means you’ll have a great view of the Sea of Trees as you glide across the ice! You'll also be right next to SeaWorld's brand-new coaster, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, that's getting ready to open in Spring 2023!
Guests must wear crew-length socks and gloves when skating. Additional charges apply which includes the rental of ice skates.
Meet and Greets
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph and Bumble are returning for another year of festive fun in their new home in Wild Arctic. Relive the classic Christmas tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as you stroll past life-sized storybook vignettes, before meeting the star of the story himself.
Share your wishes and dreams with Father Christmas when you pay him a visit at his Waterfront workshop, before experiencing amazing animal encounters; an adventure you can only have at SeaWorld!
And if you really want to make sure you’re on Santa’s nice list, for an additional cost the whole family can have a delicious holiday meal cooked up by his Kitchen Elves and enjoy a special meet and greet with Santa Claus too!
Festive Food and Drink
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration wouldn’t be complete without some seasonal treats! Throughout the park, guests can visit speciality booths to try both new and returning holiday food and drinks offerings, including:
- Santa's Sweet & Savoury Treat Doughnut Chicken Sandwich – honey Sriracha & pickles
- Christmas Bread Pudding – brioche bun, white chocolate, raspberry sauce & whipped cream
- The Main Event – fried turkey breast, andouille stuffing, cranberry gastric & brown gravy
- Holiday Peppermint Eggnog – eggnog, white chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka & peppermint schnapps
- Christmas Beer Sangria – apple cider, Tito’s vodka, maple syrup, Christmas ale& cinnamon
PLUS, SeaFire Grill will be serving up holiday treats for you to eat while watching some classic Christmas movies, and visit the new Christmas Dining Hall at Voyagers Smokehouse for seasonal meals and Coca-Cola beverages.
And if all that wasn’t enough, SeaWorld will also be celebrating Hanukkah from December 18th through December 26th, Kwanzaa from December 26th through January 1st, and New Years Eve on December 31st.
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