SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Returns in November

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SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration is returning this year, and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Guests will be able to join friends and family at SeaWorld Orlando on select dates from November 11 through January 3 for a memorable holiday experience. Visitors will see the theme park transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with more than 3 million beautiful lights and the addition of new holiday experiences at Wild Arctic Plaza during the event.

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The main feature of the magical festival is the Sea of Trees — a guest favorite. The wintery, watery wonderland is back, immersing guests in a sea of twinkling holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on more than 100 trees, including a giant glistening centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water. During the celebration, guests will also be able to indulge in all new delicious holiday treats, experience fabulous holiday shows, and entertainment, and watch an impressive new holiday firework show!

SeaWorld Orlando will be one of the few places Central Floridians can lace up and hit the ice. During the day, park guests will have the opportunity to ice skate at Bayside Stadium. Once night falls, they can sit back and relax as the pros show off what they got with “Winter Wonderland on Ice.” Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create an experience the entire family will not want to miss.

Guests to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration can savor the flavors of the holiday season with all new food and beverage offerings this year. Traditional flavors like gingerbread, eggnog, and peppermint can be found all around the park in new and unexpected ways. There will also be a very special holiday doughnut from an Orlando-based doughnut shop. Some of the NEW food offerings guests can taste at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration include the Monty Cristo Waffle, Santa’s Sweet & Savory Treat Doughnut Chicken Sandwich, The Main Event (fried turkey breast, andouille stuffing, cranberry gastrique & brown gravy), Corn Husk Enconchada Tamale, Christmas Bread Pudding, Arroz con Dulce, and Fresh Baked Deep-dish cookies.

Guests will be able to sip new seasonal drinks while strolling around the park. They can drink hot or frozen hot chocolate, frozen eggnog, or a coquito. There are also several NEW holiday cocktails to try, such as the Holiday Peppermint Eggnog, Christmas Beer Sangria, Chai Swizzle, and the Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy.

One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2023 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2023, for one low price of $132.99. Guests will have admission to SeaWorld Orlando for a full calendar year to experience thrilling rides, amazing animal encounters, and energizing entertainment. For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass for as low as $14/month + tax with no down payment. With an Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more! Some restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Annual Passes and Fun Cards can be purchased at the Sea World Orlando website.

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