SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration returns on Nov 10th through Jan 2nd!

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration returns on Nov 10th through Jan 2nd!

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration returns on November 10 this year and will run through January 2, 2024! The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with millions of beautiful lights. This celebration was voted as #1 Best Theme Park Holiday Event in 2022 so you don’t want to miss out!

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Signature stage shows and special entertainment will be returning for this holiday event.

Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale


Each Christmas Celebration night, SeaWorld celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale, featuring dazzling lights and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites. Experience an amazing SeaWorld Christmas connection that illuminates the night sky. At Park Close on Christmas Celebration nights through Dec 31.

O Wondrous Night

A Returning Fan-Favorite! Hear the greatest story never told with over 30 carols, life-size puppets and live animals in this signature show that will charm, entertain and delight people from all walks of life.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show

Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish! Families are sure to be singing and dancing along while watching this fun holiday show. Visit the Seaport Theater to enjoy this show!

Sesame Street Christmas Parade

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic, festively decorated floats with show-stopping performances that celebrate the magic of the holiday season! The whole family will experience an energetic Christmas celebration with Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and more. Your family is sure to sing, dance, and be merry with their favorite furry friends!

Sea of Trees

Take a walk through a wintery, watery wonderland and immerse yourself in the expansive holiday Sea of Trees located in SeaWorld’s lagoon, the glistening forest sparkles to music and lights up the water—and your eyes, and with 360 degree views from around the park. As the lights dance to holiday classics, your heart will soar with wonder and delight at this truly awe-inspiring Christmas treat. Plus, a magnificent centerpiece towers 70 feet above the water.

Winter Wonderland On Ice

Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s Christmas Town. Stroll past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including Rudolph and Bumble.

Big Bird’s Christmas Storytime

Gather around Big Bird’s nest to hear some of his favorite Christmas stories during Storytime with Big Bird, happening at select times throughout the day.

An Elf’s Story

Gather around the fire and hear some classic tales of Christmas. Plus, see them do some remarkable things with their story telling objects – they may even ask one of the little ones to help with the storytelling!

Along with the festive shows and entertainment, guests can enjoy scrumptious holiday treats and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Will you be celebrating the holidays at SeaWorld this year?

If you’d like to plan your next visit to SeaWorld, contact me today! I am a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, my services are free, and I’d love to help you plan a festive vacation!

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Sara is a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, a Disney Earmarked agency. She lives in Alaska with her husband and 3 kids. Due to her extreme dislike of winter, she travels often to warmer destinations during the colder months. She visits the Disney parks and resorts frequently with her family and loves helping other families plan magical vacations. Contact her here for help with your vacation!
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