• Sunday, September 27, 2020

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando’s holiday festivities officially kick off on November 23, bringing Christmas cheer to the park through the end of December. All across the park, guests can enjoy delicious seasonal food, live entertainment, and festive shopping.

The Christmas Market

The holiday spirit really comes to life in the Christmas Market, featuring festive entertainment and delightful seasonal food and drink offerings at a variety of tasting and brew locations (lettered stops are in the Christmas Market, numbered stops can be found around the park).

A. Cottage
  • Christmas Spirit: Cinnamon Coke with Spiced Rum
  • Cocktails
  • Wine
B. Holiday Treats
  • Jumbo Ginger Molasses Cookies
  • “Cookie & Milk”: Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit with Sprinkles, Icing, and Christmas Candy, served with Milk
  • Eggnog: Choice of Traditional, Chocolate, or Strawberry
C. Comfort Kitchen
  • Loaded Mini Donut Bites: Chocolate, Caramel, Whipped Cream, Nuts, and a Cherry
  • A Bakers Dozen: Warm Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Donuts
  • Traditional Philly Cheese Steak
  • Chicken Philly
  • Foot Long Corn Dog
  • Kids’ Meal
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Traditional Hot Chocolate
D. All Fried Up
  • Totchos with Choice of Topping: Chicken, Seasoned Beef, or Carnitas
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
E. Holiday Treats
  • Flavored Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Choice of Toppings: Butterscotch, Toasted Marshmallows, White Chocolate, Gingerbread, or Peppermint
F. Holiday Treats
  • Bread Pudding Cone: Chocolate Bread Pudding served in a Waffle Cone topped with Dulce De Leche and Whipped Cream
  • Gooey Monkey Bread topped with Bourbon Creme Anglais
  • Peppermint Frost: Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, White Chocolate Liqueur, and Crushed Candy Cane
  • Frozen Candy Cane
G. Cottage
  • Hot Toddies
  • Cocktails
  • Traditional Hot Chocolate
H. Holiday Treats
  • S’mores: Graham Cracker, Melted Chocolate, and Marshmallow served in a Waffle Cone
  • Fruit Cobbler: Fruit Cobbler served in a Waffle Cone topped with Whipped Cream
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
I. Cottage
  • Frozen Apple Splash
  • Traditional Hot Chocolate
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cotton Candy
J. Cottage
  • Frozen Red Sangria
  • Traditional Hot Chocolate
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cotton Candy
1. Welcome Center
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
  • Frozen S’mores
  • Kettle Corn
2. Cottage
  • Hot Toddies
  • Cocktails
  • Traditional Hot Chocolate
  • Frozen Poinsettia: Cranberry and Champagne
3. Holiday Treats
  • Chicken Wing Glazed Donut: Large Fried Buffalo Chicken Wing on a Sweet Glazed Donut topped with Maple Syrup
  • Chicken Wings
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
4. Holiday Treats
  • Loaded Mac & Cheese Bowl
    • New York: Topped with Bacon, Scallions, and Blue Cheese
    • Texas: Topped with Chili, Cheese, and Jalapeno
    • Miami: Topped with Mojo Pork, Swiss Cheese, Pickle, and Mustard
  • Christmas Nachos: Tri-Color Tortilla Chips topped with Turkey Chili, Queso, and Green Onions
  • Traditional Christmas Dinner Stack: Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce over Texas Toast
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
5. Treats
  • Fish & Chips: Hand-battered Filet of Fish served with Fries and Homemade Tartar Sauce
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
6. Cottage
  • Kettle Corn
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
7. Cottage
  • Frozen Jack Frost: Vodka, Champagne, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
8. Holiday Treats
  • Waffle Madness
    • Berry: Topped with Wild Berry Raspberry Sauce and Whipped Cream
    • Boston Cream: Topped with Bavarian Cream, Chocolate Sauce, and Whipped Cream
    • Peanut Butter: Topped with Banana, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Sauce, and Whipped Cream
    • Guinness: Topped with Bacon, Maple Syrup, and Guinness Infused Whipped Cream
  • Frozen Pecan Pie: Rumchata, Creme De Cocoa and Bourbon, Caramel Drizzle, Whipped Cream, and Pecan Pieces
  • Frozen Candy Cane
9. Cottage
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Pretzel Bites
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
  • Seasonal Craft Brews
10. Holiday Treats
  • Flavored Hot Cocoa with Whipped Cream and Choice of Toppings: Butterscotch, Toasted Marshmallow, White Chocolate, Gingerbread, or Peppermint
  • Churro Ice Cream Sundae
11. Cottage
  • Peppermint Frost: Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, White Chocolate Liqueur, and Crushed Candy Cane
  • Frozen Candy Cane
  • Seasonal Craft Brews

Other fun in the Christmas Market includes playful elves, a model train village, and musicians performing beloved holiday tunes on the Gazebo Stage.

Holiday Entertainment

In addition to the fun Christmas Market, there are several festive shows to enjoy around the park during the holiday season. Some favorites like “O Wondrous Night” are returning and some new entertainment is making its debut this year!

Sesame Street Parade

New to the celebration this year is the Sesame Street holiday parade! The Christmas party on wheels will make its way through the Sesame Street area of the park daily with beautifully decorated floats and beloved characters all dressed up in their holiday best. The exciting parade is complete with festive music and dancing for the whole family to enjoy!

Sea Lion High: The Christmas Special

Also new this year is Sea Lion High: The Christmas Special. The students and faculty of Sea Lion High are preparing an exciting Christmas pageant, but as show time gets closer mayhem ensues. Clyde and Seamore will have to save the day in the crazy funny holiday show at Sea Lion Theater.

Pets Ahoy

Pets Ahoy is also taking on a festive twist. In addition to the regular hilarious antics, a variety of new holiday surprises will take place during the silly animal show at Seaport Theater.

O Wondrous Night

In Nautilus Theater, the story of Christmas is told from the perspective of the animals that were there during “O Wondrous Night”. The live nativity scene features more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets, and live animals. O Wondrous Night is a heartwarming performance of “the greatest story ever told”, complete with amazing special effects and brilliant lighting.

Winter Wonderland on Ice

Winter Wonderland on Ice brings the night alive at Bayside Stadium. The ice skating spectacle includes incredible ice dancers performing cheerful routines to beloved classic holiday songs with the sparkling sea of trees and tall water fountains shining in the background.


During Miracles the park’s iconic killer whales put on a spectacular display of acrobatics that tell a story of “reflection and understanding, peace and friendship”. The inspirational nighttime show at Shamu Stadium is soundtracked by upbeat holiday hits and brilliant effects.

Sea of Trees and Snow Flurries

The Sea of Trees is made up of more than 100 sparkling Christmas trees that light up on the water in time to festive holiday music. The centerpiece of the forest is a giant tree that towers 70 feet above the water. Guests may also catch themselves in the middle of a snow flurry while shopping along the waterfront.

Character Experiences

Santa will be available for meet and greets daily starting at 10:00 AM. While exploring Wild Arctic, you can stop by Santa’s house for a sweet visit with the man himself.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his buddies Bumble, Yukon, Cornelius, and Clarice can also be found around the Christmas village to meet and greet with parkgoers daily starting at 5:00 PM.

Ticket Upgrades

Christmas Celebration Tasting & Brew Sampler

Cost: $27 per person for 5 samples, $42 per person for 10 samples

To try out all of the festive food and drinks available during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, consider purchasing a Tasting and Brew Sampler. The lanyard allows you to choose from more than 40 delicious offerings.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Reserved Show Seating

Cost: $30 per person

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration reserved show seating is valid for use at one showing of O Wondrous Night and for unlimited use at all of the following shows:

  • Sea Lion High: The Christmas Special
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice
  • Miracles
  • Pet’s Ahoy Christmas
  • One Ocean
  • Dolphin Days

Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime at each show to check-in!

Dinner with Santa + Winter Wonderland on Ice Reserved Seating

Cost: $45 per adult, $20 per child

This combo upgrade allows guests to get some quality one-on-one time with Santa during a delicious buffet dinner and enjoy Winter Wonderland on Ice from a premium reserved viewing area. The all-you-can-eat dinner menu includes:

  • Assorted Chef Crafted Salads
  • Traditional Sage Rubbed Turkey with Pan Gravy and Citrus Cranberry Relish
  • Slow Roasted Rosemary Infused Prime Rib with Horseradish Demi
  • Lobster Mac and Cheese
  • Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Corn Tortillas
  • Marinated Grilled Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Flan
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Butter and Parsley Red Potatoes
  • Assorted Freshly Baked Holiday Desserts
Christmas Celebration Private VIP Tour

Cost: Starts at $300

Private VIP tours offer exclusive access to all of the Christmas Celebration festivities. The 6-hour tour includes preferred parking, reserved seating for select holiday shows, private access to meet and greets, and dinner with Santa. There must be a minimum of two people per party to reserve this tour.

The Christmas celebration takes place daily at SeaWorld Orlando through December 31, and most of the festivities are included with regular park admission. Get your SeaWorld Orlando tickets at an unbeatable price from Tickets2You!

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