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Top 5 Must Do’s at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

November 11, 2022
From award-winning seasonal shows to delicious holiday treats and more, check out these five can’t-miss experiences at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
If you love the holiday season, you won’t want to miss the experience of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. See the park transformed with millions of sparkling lights and holiday atmosphere and find new friends, flavors, and surprises for all ages. Best of all, this unforgettable event is included with theme park admission. Ready to get started? From award-winning holiday shows to special treats and gifts, check out my top five can’t-miss experiences to enjoy at SeaWorld this Christmas season.

1. O Wondrous Night
The beloved fan favorite is back! O Wondrous Night recreates the famous tale of the Nativity with a twist: it’s from the perspective of the animals that were there. Don’t miss the greatest story never told in this much-anticipated Christmas show that brings together great music, puppets, LIVE animals, and more. These stunning performances are only at Nautilus Theater on Christmas Celebration event nights. Check the show schedule and we’ll see you there!

O Wondrous Night Christmas show at SeaWorld Orlando

2. Holiday Treats and Drinks
Nothing says Christmas like hot cocoa and cookies! Grab a cup and go for a stroll as you enjoy millions of sparkling lights and beautiful Orlando weather. Tip: Purchase a sampler lanyard for the best value. It’s valid on any Christmas Celebration event day, so you can keep coming back to savor all your favorites and discover new ones. My favorites this year are the specialty-flavored hot cocoa, bison burger with cheddar cheese and onions, and specialty cheesecake! Check out the full menu and make sure you don’t miss a morsel.

3. Snow Flurries
Dreaming of a snowfall in Florida? You don’t have to imagine it when you’re at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! This can’t-miss experience at The Waterfront is always a treat, combining the magic of snow with your favorite holiday songs. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at SeaWorld! Check the show schedule for specific snow times.

Snowfall at SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

4. Rudolph and Friends
A visit to SeaWorld can’t end without seeing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Bumble, and other familiar friends at Rudolph’s Christmastown! Bring your family to Wild Arctic, where you can wander through life-size elements of the classic tale and meet Rudolph and his friends up close.

5. Fun With Santa
‘Tis the season to meet the North Pole’s most famous resident! Treat the family to a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Santa at The Waterfront. Or better yet, delight in a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings! Dinner with Santa is always a popular holiday offering and reservations are limited, so be sure to book your spot in advance.

There’s so much to see and do during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, we can’t even do a full list here. From the iconic Sea of Trees and ice-skating fun to our amazing holiday fireworks finale, you’ll need more than one day to experience it all. Make plans now so you won’t miss a single merry moment of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, select dates now through Jan. 3!