‘Bigger and better than ever’: SeaWorld announces return of Christmas Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. — On the heels of Halloween, SeaWorld Orlando plans to transition into a winter wonderland in the coming weeks.


The park announced that its “bigger and better than ever” Christmas Celebration will kick off on Nov. 11 and run through Jan. 3, on select dates.

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Included in this season’s festivities are a dazzling display of more than 3 million lights, new holiday-themed shows and a daytime ice skating rink.

SeaWorld said it will top off the fun nightly with Holiday Reflections, a fireworks display set to “the sounds of the season.”

New food and drink options will also be available for purchase, SeaWorld said.

Among the festive offerings are Santa’s Sweet & Savory Treat Doughnut Chicken Sandwich, Christmas Bread Pudding and frozen hot chocolate.

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Adult guests might choose to sip on one of several seasonal cocktails, like Christmas Beer Sangria or Holiday Peppermint Eggnog.

Special photo opportunities will be spread around the park. In Wild Arctic, guests can pose with Rudolph and Bumble; they can catch up with Santa at his workshop in the Shoppes at the Waterfront.

For an additional cost, visitors can arrange to dine with Santa.

SeaWorld said the cheer will extend beyond its Christmas Celebration to also include the following events:

  • Hanukkah Celebration: Dec. 18 - Dec. 26
  • Kwanzaa Festivities: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
  • New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

For complete details on all events and for ticket pricing and options, click here.

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