Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, select dates beginning November 8 - January 2. See the park transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with millions of beautiful lights. With plenty of holiday cheer, this event is sure to create unforgettable memories at a wondrous Christmas celebration you’ll only find at SeaWorld.
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Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is an annual event that includes fan favorite holiday experiences including millions of sparkling lights, a sea of trees, snow flurries, award-winning live shows, ice-skating, delicious holiday foods, and your favorite Christmas friends like Santa, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and more!

When is Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration takes place November – January on select dates. This year the event runs from November 8, 2024 – January 2, 2025 on select dates and is included with theme park admission.

Is SeaWorld Christmas Celebration an all-day event?

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration schedule varies, please visit the park hours page to plan your visit and be sure to stay late for our fireworks finale.

How much is a Christmas Celebration ticket to SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with theme park admission. For the best deals and offers visit the tickets page.

Where can I meet Santa Claus at SeaWorld Orlando?

Guests can meet Santa Claus on SeaWorld Christmas Celebration days near the Wild Arctic area. Dinner with Santa is also available on select nights.

Do SeaWorld Pass Members receive any rewards and discounts during Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld Annual Pass Members receive discounts on food, merchandise, and upgrades, as well as, exclusive opportunities visit the Pass Member Benefits page for details.

When does SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration open and close this year?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration opens select dates on November 10 and closes on January 2, 2024.

Will SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and attractions be open if it rains?

Yes, many SeaWorld Christmas Celebration entertainment options are indoors and occur rain or shine.

Can I use a military ticket as admission during Christmas Celebration?

Complimentary military tickets can be used during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Guests can obtain complimentary military tickets by visiting the Orlando Military Discount page.

Are discount tickets available for SeaWorld Orland Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with theme park admission. For the best deals and offers visit the tickets page.

Can food or drinks be brought into SeaWorld Orlando during Christmas Celebration?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into SeaWorld Orlando. Guests may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.

What special holiday shopping is available during Christmas Celebration?

Special holiday shopping and holiday themed SeaWorld merchandise is available throughout the park including the Shoppes at Waterfront, SeaWorld Store, the all-new Christmas Market, and more.

Are there ice-skating shows during Christmas Celebration?

The award-winning Winter Wonderland on Ice returns to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration on select dates from Nov. 10 – Jan. 2. Visit our show schedule to plan your visit!

Does SeaWorld have a Santa photo opportunity?

Santa is available for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration located near the Wild Arctic area. Professional photographers are available to take photos during the meet-and-greet.

Will there be Rudolph characters at Christmas Celebration?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble are available for meet-and-greet at Rudolph’s Christmas town on the Pipeline Pathway during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

What time does Christmas Celebration open at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is an all-day event and included with theme park admission. Schedule varies, please see show schedule page.

Does SeaWorld Orlando have fireworks during Christmas Celebration?

Holiday Reflections occurs every night during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration until Jan. 1st and can be viewed around the lagoon at park close.

When do Christmas Celebration tickets go on sale?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration event is included with theme park admission. Tickets and annual passes are on sale now. For the best deals and offers visit the tickets page.

How do I make reservations for Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with theme park admission, no prior reservations to attend the event are required.

What is the Winter Wonderland on Ice show?

Winter Wonderland on Ice is a Broadway-style ice skating show featuring classic Christmas songs and world-class skaters.

How do I buy tickets to the Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast?

Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast reservations can be made via the upgrades page. Theme park admission is not included, but required.

Where will the Sesame Street Christmas Parade Show take place?

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade takes place in Sesame Street Land during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Check park hours page for parade times.

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