SeaWorld’s Christmas has been voted #1 Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today

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Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today
Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today

SeaWorld’s Christmas has been voted #1 Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today. The rankings are in, and surprisingly we don’t see any Disney Park listed or ranked. Not surprising that is Seaworld Christmas Celebration takes home the top spot. We have spoken very highly of all the festivities and food choices in the past, and this is well deserved. Check out the announcement and list below.

Seaworld’s Instagram posted: “We’re excited to announce SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration has been voted #1 Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards! A big thank you to everyone who voted. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration runs through January 3rd and we hope to ‘sea’ you there”

Related: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration 2022 Review


Visitors are invited to visit with Santa, shop at a lakeside Christmas market, sample holiday treats, and snap a photo with Rudolph or Countdown to Christmas with sea lion celebrities Clyde and Seamore. “The park is transformed into your own Winter Wonderland…You’ll enjoy heartwarming shows, meet-and-greets with Santa and all his holiday friends, seasonal treats, a chance to watch twinkling lights and so much more.


Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today

The top 10 winners in the category Best Theme Park Holiday Event are as follows:

  1. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Multiple Locations
  2. An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City – Branson, Missouri
  3. WinterFest at Kings Island – Mason, Ohio
  4. Christmastime at Santa’s Village – Jefferson, New Hampshire
  5. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  6. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Tampa, Florida
  7. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags – Multiple Locations
  8. Hersheypark Christmas Candylane – Hershey, Pennsylvania
  9. Holiday Lights at Kennywood – West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
  10. Dutch Winter Wonderland at Dutch Wonderland – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Related: Holiday Season Returns for the Entire Family During SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration



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