• Friday, January 22, 2021
SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration kicks off on November 21, bringing tons of holiday cheer to the park on select dates through December 31. All across the park, there are tons of new shows, treats, and experiences in addition to the fan-favorite seasonal entertainment.

This year, additional safety measures have been added so that guests can safely enjoy the holiday celebrations in the park. Despite the modifications, you can still experience all of the festive fun you’d expect to find at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration!

Festive Shows

Along with favorites like Winter Wonderland on Ice, a few new seasonal shows make their debut at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration this year!

NEW! Happy Holidays from Sesame Street Land

New to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration this year is an all-new show in Sesame Street Land. The Sesame Street crew celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa by singing and dancing along to their favorite holiday songs.

NEW! It’s a Wonderful Night: A New Story to Tell

It’s a Wonderful Night: A New Story to Tell is a reimagined version of the fan-favorite O Wondrous Night. Located in Nautilus Theater, the inspiring new show features more than 30 Christmas carols performed on stage along with comedic dialogue and other surprises. Capacity and social distancing rules will be in place inside Nautilus Theater.

Sea Lion High: The Christmas Special

Over at Sea Lion Theater, Clyde, Seamore and friends are up to their usual hijinks. Students and faculty are putting on a Christmas pageant at Sea Lion High, but things are not going well. As mayhem ensues, Clyde and Seamore help the crew and save the holidays.

Winter Wonderland on Ice

Bayside Stadium’s annual ice skating spectacular is back with dazzling performances on the icy stage. Backdropped by the brilliant Sea of Trees, ice dancers in gorgeous costumes put on an incredible show. Holiday tunes the whole family loves come to life on ice under the festive lights. Seating arrangements in Bayside Stadium are distanced so everyone can safely enjoy the show.

Sea of Trees

All across SeaWorld’s lagoon, a forest of illuminated trees sparkles on the water. When the sun goes down, the brilliant lights dance along to popular holiday tunes. The breathtaking holiday display features a 70-foot tall centerpiece.

Rudolph’s Movie Experience

Rudolph and his friends star in a holiday special effects film that plays several times daily in the Seaport Theater. The festive movie experience is ten minutes long and begins at the top of every hour. In order to ensure physically distant seating, capacity is limited at each show time.

Check out this map to see where each show is located around the park!

Character Experiences

Although meet and greets are different this year, your favorite holiday character experiences will still be available during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration.

Photos with Santa Claus

At Wild Arctic, Santa is waiting to greet guests in his cozy living room. One party at a time, guests are welcomed into the space for a physically distant photo op. Guests can join Santa in his sled, separated by a plexiglass partition, for a fun holiday picture!

Meet Rudolph and Friends

Rudolph and friends are back in Rudolph’s Christmas Town. stroll through life sized pages of the classic tale and you’ll find rudolph and bumble waiting at the end for photos. limited capacity allowed in Christmas Town at a time to make sure everyone can enjoy the vignettes from a safe distance

Holiday Treats

One of the highlights of SeaWorld’s events is the delicious festival marketplaces set up around the park. During the holiday celebrations, guests can indulge in seasonal food and drink offerings in the Christmas Market and at other locations in the park. This year, several new items have been added to select festival market menus!

1- Welcome Center
  • Salted Pumpkin Caramel Corn (NEW!)
2 – Spiked Delights
  • Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy: Winter Jack Daniel’s Cider, Jack Daniels Honey, and Chai Tea
  • Peppermint Cocoa: Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Jingle Juice: Winter Jack Daniels Cider, Triple Sec, and Cranberry Juice
  • Cranberry Mule: Tito’s Vodka, Ginger Beer, and Cranberry Juice with a splash of Lime
3 – Sugarplum Delights
  • Frozen Candy Cane Mug (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Mug (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Hot Chocolate Mug
4 – Christmas Comforts
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese Bowl (NEW!)
  • Impossible Mac & Cheese Bowl (NEW!)
  • Bacon and Blue Mac & Cheese Bowl: Topped with Bacon, Scallions, and Blue Cheese
  • Traditional Christmas Dinner Stack: Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce over Texas Toast
5 – O’Christmas Sea… Food Delights
  • Gulf Shrimp Tempura (NEW!): Served with Lemongrass and Rice Noodles
  • Tempura Chicken Satay (NEW!): Served with Sesame Peanut and Chili Sauce and Daikon Slaw
  • Seared Scallops (NEW!): Served with Pumpkin Seed and Serrano Pesto and Mushroom Risotto
6 – Holiday Cheers
  • Peppermint Frost: Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, White Chocolate Liqueur, and Crushed Candy Cane
  • Frozen Candy Cane Mug (Non-Alcoholic)
7 – Jack Frosty Drinks
  • Frozen Jack Frost: Tito’s Vodka, Prosecco, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade
8 – Sliders That Sleigh
  • Ale Cured and Smoked Pulled Pork Slider (NEW!): Topped with Sauerkraut and Mustard Sauce
  • Kobe Beef Sliders (NEW!): Topped with Bacon and Onion Jam, Vintage Cheddar, and Herb Mayo
  • Hot Chicken Sliders: Topped with Apricot and Serrano Glaze and Pickles
  • Frozen Pecan Pie: Rumchata, Creme de Cocoa and Bourbon, Caramel Drizzle, Whipped Cream, and Pecan Pieces
9 – Christmas Cocoa
  • Loaded Churros: Topped with choice of Apple Caramel Sauce or Warm Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallows
  • Butterscotch Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Butterfinger
  • Toasted Marshmallow Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Mini Marshmallows
  • Gingerbread Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Ginger Snap Cookies
  • Peppermint Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Peppermint
10 – Tottin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • Totchos: Choice of Chicken, Seasoned Beef, or Carnitas with Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Jalapeno
11 – Frosty Fare
  • Frozen Red Sangria
  • Hot Chocolate Mug
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cotton Candy
12 – A Whiskey Winter
  • Frozen Apple Splash: Made with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • Hot Chocolate Mug
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cotton Candy
13 – Holly Jolly Hot Cocoa
  • Butterscotch Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Butterfinger
  • Toasted Marshmallow Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Mini Marshmallows
  • White Chocolate Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Milk Chocolate Shavings
  • Gingerbread Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Ginger Snap Cookies
  • Peppermint Flavored Hot Cocoa: Topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Peppermint
14 – Trendy Treats
  • Mini Traditional Philly Cheese Steak
  • Mini Chicken Philly
  • Loaded Mini Donut Bites: Topped with Chocolate, Caramel, Whipped Cream, Nuts, and a Cherry
  • A Bakers Dozen: Warm Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Donuts
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate: Choice of Baileys Irish Creme, Kahlua, or Peppermint Schnapps
15 – Claus Cookie Co.
  • Oatmeal and Pumpkin Cookies topped with Toasted Marshmallow (NEW!)
  • Ale and Stout Nog (NEW!): Topped with Spiced Whipped Cream
  • “Cookie and Milk”: Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit with Icing, Sprinkles, and Christmas Candy served with Milk
16 – North Pole Bakery
  • Double Chocolate Loaf (NEW!): Topped with Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream
  • Pumpkin Spice Loaf (NEW!): Topped with Stone Fruit Jam and Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Frost: Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, White Chocolate Liqueur, and Crushed Candy Cane
17 – Gettin’ Blitzen
  • Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy: Winter Jack Daniel’s Cider, Jack Daniel’s Honey, and Chai Tea
  • Peppermint Cocoa: Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Jingle Juice: Winter Jack Daniel’s Cider, Triple Sec, and Cranberry Juice
  • Cranberry Mule: Tito’s Vodka, Ginger Beer, and Cranberry Juice with a splash of Lime
  • Frozen Poinsettia: Prosecco with a splash of Cranberry Juice
18 – Baby, It’s Cone Outside
  • S’mores (NEW!): Cheesecake topped with Graham Cracker, Melted Chocolate, and Marshmallow served in a Waffle Cone
  • Peppermint Bark (NEW!): Peppermint Cheesecake topped with Chocolate Sauce and crushed Peppermint served in a Waffle Cone
  • Pumpkin (NEW!): Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with Graham Cracker and Caramel served in a Waffle Cone

Check out this map for help locating each festival marketplace throughout the park.

Additional Experiences

In addition to all of the festivities included with regular park admission, there are a few great upgrades available that take SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration up a notch.

Christmas Celebration Tasting and Brew Sampler

Cost: $35 for five samples, $50 for ten samples

You can sample a variety of holiday treats without breaking the bank by purchasing a Christmas Celebration Tasting and Brew Sampler. The tasting samplers can be used on any holiday food or beverage options and are valid for the duration of SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration.

NEW! Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium

This year, outdoor ice skating is available during the day at Bayside Stadium. Guests can experience a Florida-style winter wonderland while skating along SeaWorld’s lagoon. Entrance to this attraction will be first come, first serve in order to limit capacity so skaters will have plenty of distance between each other.

The cost of this experience includes skate rental. Skaters are required to wear crew length socks and gloves, which will be available for purchase if you didn’t bring them to the park.

Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast

Cost: $32.99 per adult, $16.99 per child

Join Sesame Street pals for a holiday breakfast experience filled with delicious food, character appearances, and dance party fun. The menu includes:

  • Chef Carved Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
  • Bacon
  • Turkey Sausage Links
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Western Omelet Eggs
  • French Toast Sticks
  • Potato Tots
  • Oatmeal
  • Freshly Cut Seasonal Fruit
  • Yogurt + Toppings Bar
  • Assorted Cereals
  • Freshly Baked Pastries
  • Assorted Beverages including Milk, Juice, and Coffee

The lively feast follows health safety guidelines with protective food serving barriers, widely spaced single-party tables, and sanitization between meals.

Dinner With Santa + Winter Wonderland on Ice Reserved Seating

Cost: $45 for adults, $20 for kids

Later in the day, you can Dine with Santa in a festive meal with classic holiday offerings like:

  • 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

Guests who are 21 or older can add a beverage package for an additional $15, which includes a variety of beer, wines, and house cocktails.

After the meet-and-greet dining experience, head over to Bayside Stadium to enjoy Winter Wonderland on Ice from reserved seats!

Christmas Celebration Private VIP Tour

Cost: $300 per person

Explore SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration like a VIP on this six-hour tour, which includes:

  • A Private Tour Guide
  • Preferred Parking
  • PhotoKey Photo Access
  • Front of Line Access to Meet Rudolph and Friends
  • Front of Line Access to Meet Santa
  • Reserved Dining Experience
  • VIP Seating at Holiday Shows
Reserved Show Seating

Cost: $14.99 per person

You can guarantee your spot at SeaWorld Orlando’s signature shows and holiday entertainment by reserving your seats at select shows. This upgrade is valid for one-time reserved seating for shows at Orca Encounter, Dolphin Stadium, Seaport Theater, Sea Lion and Otter Stadium, Nautilus Theater, and Bayside Stadium.

Reserved Seating + Quick Queue Unlimited

Cost: $19.99 per person

In addition to the one-time reserved seating at the park’s signature shows, you can add unlimited front of line access to the following rides:

  • Mako (Minimum Height – 54″)
  • Manta (Minimum Height – 54″)
  • Kraken (Minimum Height – 54″)
  • Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
  • Infinity Falls (Minimum Height – 42″)
  • Journey to Atlantis (Minimum Height – 42″)
  • Wild Arctic (Minimum Height – 42″)

Access to SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration is included with regular park admission, but reservations are required in order to enter the park. For more seasonal fun, check out the holiday festivities happening at Universal Orlando this year!

UPDATED 11/20/20

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