SeaWorld Orlando Announces The Return of Its Christmas Celebration

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SeaWorld Orlando has announced the return of its awarding-winning Christmas Celebration!

Beginning November 14 through December 31, park guests can enjoy unlimited holiday cheer and joyful festivities every night. Park guests can experience the joy of three million lights and park-wide holiday events, along with SeaWorld’s attractions, thrilling coasters, and up-close animal interactions. This year the park is implementing more health and safety measures to ensure a more enjoyable experience. SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration will offer limited capacity and more ways to social distance. This seasonal event will feature open-air entertainment, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, face-covering requirements, and physical distancing. Included in park admission, park guests can enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays with specialty shopping, physically distant holiday shows, holiday treats, and holiday traditions.

This year guests joining SeaWorld for its Christmas celebration will have even more fun to look forward to along with all the holiday-themed fun the park has to offer. SeaWorld Orlando has added six activities to its Christmas event.

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Coming to the Nautilus Theater, guests will be able to enjoy a reimagining of a SeaWorld holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Night: A New Story to Tell brings to life 30 of your favorite holiday carols with new surprises and lighthearted laughs. The event will have a limited capacity to ensure physical distancing. Guests will also be able to experience outdoor ice skating at Bayside Stadium. Along the waters of SeaWorld’s central lagoon, guests will be able to spend the day skating in a winter wonderland. Guests will be required to wear crew length socks and gloves. However, additional charges will include rental of ice skates, socks, and gloves that can also be purchased.

For the first time ever, SeaWorld guests can celebrate the festival of lights from December 10 through December 18. Gather your friends and family to view the traditional lighting of the menorah throughout Hanukkah. That’s not all! SeaWorld will celebrate Kwanzaa’s festivities from December 26 through January 1. Guests can join in on the joyous celebration of reflection and celebrate African heritage with the nightly lighting of the kinara.

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At SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic, guests will have an opportunity to meet the Artic’s most famous resident, Santa Claus! Enjoy a fun alternative to family photos. In a social distance experience, one party at a time will get to greet Santa in the expansive family room and have the opportunity to sit in Santa’s sleigh with Santa seated above and behind, separated by a plexiglass partition. Photo packages available.

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Join Elmo and all his Sesame Street friends as they sing and dance to their favorite holiday songs in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

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The fun doesn’t stop there at the SeaPort Theater with limited capacity and physical distancing. Rudolph and his friends star in a special-effects movie that will get the entire family in the holiday spirit. The movie experience is 10-minutes long and begins every 30-minutes and will play daily.

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Returning this year is the fan-favorite Sea of Trees. Guests can immerse themselves in a watery and wintery wonderland. The expansive Sea of Tree’s is located in SeaWorld’s lagoon. Enjoy the beauty of twinkling lights set to classic holiday music as it lights up the water. Guests will get to enjoy a 360-degree of the park and view the truly-inspiring 70-foot centerpiece towering above the water.

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Winter Wonderland on Ice will bring Christmas to life. On a stage of ice, guests can get lost in the dazzling sight of jewels, Christmas lights, and skaters in a show-stopping experience. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together for a holiday experience the entire family can enjoy.

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Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can get lost in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s Christmas Town. Stroll outdoors past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including, Rudolph and Bumble. This attraction has a limited capacity to promote physical distancing.

Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Market next to the park’s Bayside Pathway. The market features festive entertainment and culinary treats from an all-new chef and mixologist created a holiday menu. Guests will also encounter playful elves and an adorable model train village. Guests can relax near the warm fire pit with a fan-favorite seasonal beer or mulled wine or chose from a series of unique holiday-inspired beverages. These limited-time options include specialty cocktails like the “Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy” made with winter cider, honey whiskey, and a chain infusion, and “Peppermint Cocoa” made with peppermint schnapps.

Don’t forget to check out the holiday food pairings throughout the park-like the ale-cured and smoke-cured pork slider, the mini chicken Philly or the “Traditional Christmas Dinner Stack,” which layers roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce over texas toast. The market also features a variety of peppermint desserts like the peppermint bark cheesecake. The best way for guests to savor and save during the holidays is with a Christmas Celebration Tasting and Brew Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $35.00 for a 5-punch lanyard or a 10-punch lanyard for $50.00.

The park will also be offering two very special dining experiences. Dinner with Santa invites guests of all ages to make lasting memories. Enjoy a delicious holiday meal with all your favorite trimmings and the opportunity to take a (physically distant) photo with Santa Claus himself. In the morning, start your day off right by joining all your favorite Sesame Street friends for a Seasame Streat Christmas Breakfast. Guests will have a chance to meet Sesame Street’s characters while enjoying a delicious and fun-filled holiday-inspired breakfast.

For a limited only, when you buy a 2021 Fun Card, guests will get the rest of 2020 for FREE. Park-goers can also upgrade to an Annual Pass starting at $11.75 per month with no down payment. If you are an Annual Pass Member, you will receive 12 months of visits, with FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, Pass Member VIP Ride Nights, and up to 50% savings on merchandise, photo prints, Quick Queue, plus so much more!

For more information on SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, safety measures, and tickets, please visit SeaWorld’s official website.

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