SeaWorld Orlando is hosting its Christmas Celebration Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from November 24th through December 10th. Beginning December 15th, the Christmas Celebration will take place nightly through December 31st. We were on hand for opening night of SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration: Where The Season Meets The Sea. Here is our Review of this busy fun-filled evening.
As you enter the park be sure to pick up an Event Guide that lists the Shows, Packages and Specialty Brews & Bites Packages available throughout the evening. Have your photo taken by the giant Christmas Tree with Sydney the Shark. You might even find an Elf or two as well.
Your Event Guide will be helpful when choosing which shows you want to attend and may give you some ideas on what foods you wish to sample. From festive holiday foods, to Specialty Hot Chocolate, Holiday Brews and amazing shows, there is something for every member of the family.
We began our day with a journey through Antarctica and a ride on The Empire of the Penguin. Be sure to bring a sweater as penguins love the cold!
Elmo’s Christmas Wish takes place in the Seaport Theater. Even though there are four shows daily, arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime as this popular show does fill up. Set to fun holiday music, Elmo and his friends sing along to share with the audience their Christmas Wishes.
Traveling with little ones? Be sure to visit Shamu’s Happy Harbor to enjoy some festive and fun family rides. The entire area has been decorated for the Holidays and is worth seeing even if you do not have children in your party.
SeaWorld Orlando has strategically placed some fun family photo opportunities around the park for their Christmas Celebration.
Are you a coffed, tea or cocoa drinker? Enjoy a hot beverage in your refillable Souvenir Mug. With refills costing .99 cents, this makes for a great deal and leaves you with a Christmas Celebration Souvenir. If you are looking for some great food options you may want to try the all-new Dinner with Rudolph or a Tasting & Brew Package to tempt your palate.
Cypress Bakery has some lovely sweet treats. Try a Sprinkle Brownie, a Pumpkin Cheesecake or a Bacon Cupcake.
O’ Wondrous Night is a beautiful show. They begin seating one hour prior to showtime so arrive early! The singing voices of the actors, and the amazement you feel as the Camels enter the Nautilus Theater, make this incredible show worth the wait.
The Christmas Trail opens at 5:00pm. Stop by one of the Cottages for a Specialty Brew such as the Cranberry Kringle or a Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy. If you are looking for something without alcohol we recommend a Specialty Hot Cocoa. Our personal favorites were the Peppermint and the Gingerbread. A fun treat to try is the S’mores served in a Waffle Cone.
Be sure to stroll through Rudolph’s ChristmasTown to meet some of the characters from the movie and see the interactive life-size story boards.
The Sea of Trees Show and Display can be seen from any vantage point along the lakefront. Watch as the trees dance to the music and reflect off the water. A lovely display that we enjoyed from wooden walkway bridge.
If you can only see one show, then it must be SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration of Winter Wonderland on Ice. From the violinist and the backdrop of the Sea of Trees, to the skating, dancing and costuming this show is a spectacular must-see show!
We ended our evening with Shamu Christmas Miracles. This stunning show is resplendant in its rendition of music, miracles and the Christmas wonder through the eyes of children. Do you Believe in Miracles?
SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration: Where the Season Meets The Sea 2017 was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the shows, the food, the displays, the photo-ops and the opportunity to enjoy time together as a family. We recommend a two-day visit as you will be hard-pressed to experience all of the shows in one evening. We missed a couple of them and are planning to return before the season ends to explore the other shows and some of the Brews & Bites along the Christmas Trail.
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