SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration kicks off at SeaWorld Orlando on November 23


Halloween just ended last week and Christmas is just around the corner! Many Christmas events in Orlando will be kicking off this month, including SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration will be kicking off on November 23rd, featuring beautiful lights, breathtaking shows, epic fireworks, and more. The event will take place on select nights from November 23rd until December 31st.


New this year for SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is Elmo’s Christmas Wish, a festive and fun musical celebration featuring some of your favorite Sesame Street characters like: Rosita, Grover, Zoe and Cookie Monster. They will all work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish.

Guests can experience the following at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration:

  • Shamu® Christmas Miracles — SeaWorld invites guests to experience the grace and beauty of our Shamu family at Shamu® Stadium, during the night-time show, Shamu Christmas Miracles. Thrilling seasonal music rings out as whales soar through the air in a performance that will take the audience on a stirring voyage into the heart of the holidays.

  • O Wondrous Night tells the greatest story never told, with more than 30 carols, based upon The Christmas Story and told through the eyes of a variety of live animals. Everyone will be entertained by this touching, light-hearted and glorious celebration featuring a host of angels, animals and the true glory of Christmas.

  • Winter Wonderland on Ice is an ice skating extravaganza where Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and light as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. The other stars of the show are the towering fountains of water dancing on the lake and fireworks that light up the night sky after the last ice show of the evening. It’s a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that will take your breath away.

  • Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas features Santa’s helpers, Clyde and Seamore, who bring their own brand of comedy to Christmas this year. Our loveable sea lions, along with a few mischievous otters, a comical elf, and a wintery walrus or two, search for Santa to determine if they’re on the naughty or nice list.

  • SeaWorld® celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale, featuring soaring fountains, dazzling lights, and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites.  Experience a wondrous SeaWorld Christmas connection that lights up the night.

  • Now boarding!  At the Wild Arctic® attraction, guests embark on a wondrous journey to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience. The beloved holiday classic comes to life as you and your family are immersed in the heart-warming story of a young boy’s thrilling ride into an enchanted world. The sights, sounds, and scents of the season surround you. From the moment the conductor calls “all aboard” to your arrival at the North Pole (where you’ll meet Santa Claus himself), THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience promises to create an unforgettable holiday memory.

  • In addition to the incredible seasonal shows and attractions, the amazing Sea Of Trees includes more than 100 massive trees, each sparkling, lighted and choreographed to classic holiday tunes, making a dramatic display around SeaWorld’s center lake.

  • The Christmas Market, located on the park’s Bayside Pathway, features unique artisans and culinary delights. At this festive, bustling market, guests can find one-of-a-kind gifts, like sea-themed tree decorations and holiday inspired SeaWorld apparel, and dine on scrumptious holiday delights, such as hot chocolate, s ‘mores and freshly-made donuts.

Guests can also purchase a Santa’s Fireside Feast package and enjoy a warm-hearted holiday experience with Santa. This exclusive dinner is an all-you-care-to-eat menu of holiday favorites, including delicious holiday desserts. Prices vary by event date, so to book your Santa’s Fireside Feast package, click here.

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