SeaWorld Christmas Celebration


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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, select dates, Now - Jan. 3, 2023. 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.
Nov 11
Jan 03
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Included with Park Admission

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Eat & Shop

Explore this holiday celebration, where you can taste decadent holiday treats and find perfect gifts for everyone one your shopping list.

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Food and drink samples available during SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

Shows & Entertainment

Enjoy stunning live shows, including returning holiday favorites that your family is sure to love.

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Winter Wonderland on Ice during SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Sesame Street Breakfast at SeaFire Grill

Meet some of your favorite Sesame Street characters all dressed up and filled with holiday spirit while enjoying some of your favorite breakfast classics. Book your spot now and have the sunniest start to your day.

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Elmo with a family at Sesame Christmas Breakfast

Dinner with Santa

The wonders of Christmas come to life as SeaWorld invites you to a scrumptious holiday meal with all the trimmings and a delightful opportunity to meet Santa Claus himself.

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Santa Claus

Christmas Celebration is included with a SeaWorld Annual Pass

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  • Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

    Christmas Celebration Vacation Package


    ● Unlimited visits to SeaWorld for the entire length of your visit
    ● Reserved Show Seating at SeaWorld Orlando, including Christmas shows
    ● Choice of hotel accommodations including one FREE night*
    ● Plus, $25 merchandise credit for your holiday shopping at SeaWorld
    ● Add an additional park with length of stay admission for an amazing low price!
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    Vacation Packages Starting From
    Per Person, Per Night,
    Based on a Family of Four, Limited Availability

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    Christmas Celebration Package

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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 11, 2022 – January 3, 2023 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.

What attractions and rides are open during Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando?

All of SeaWorld Orlando’s amazing attractions and rides are open during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration including the all-new Ice Breaker, Mako, Kraken, Manta and more.

Where can I meet Santa Claus at SeaWorld Orlando?

Guests can meet Santa Claus on SeaWorld Christmas Celebration days at the Waterfront Shoppes. Dinner with Santa is also available on select nights.

Is SeaWorld Orlando open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

Yes, SeaWorld Orlando is open every day including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. See the park hours to plan your visit.

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 11 and closes on January 3, 2023.

Are manual and motorized (ECV) wheelchairs available for rent during Christmas Celebration?

Yes, Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) and manual wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. These can be reserved prior by visiting our upgrades page.

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 SeaWorld ticket group rates only available to corporations and/or companies?

Discounts are available for tickets for groups of 15 or more people. Visit our Group Tickets page to learn more about pricing.

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, and more.

How do I get a priority pass to SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld Orlando offers Quick Queue Unlimited which gives guests front-of-the-line access our most popular attractions. Prices vary. Visit our upgrades page to learn 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. 11 – Jan. 3. Visit our show schedule to plan your visit!

What Christmas characters will be at Christmas Celebration?

Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bumble and various Sesame Street friends will be at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

Does SeaWorld have a Santa photo opportunity?

Santa is available for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration located at the Shoppes at Waterfront. 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 located at Wild Arctic during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

Does SeaWorld Orlando offer VIP pictures during Christmas Celebration?

No. Guests can purchase PhotoKey Access via the upgrades page.

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.

How much is Christmas Celebration parking at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld Orlando offers parking at various price points that ranges from $30.00 - $45.00. Parking can be purchased in advanced by visiting the upgrades page.

Does SeaWorld Orlando have fireworks during Christmas Celebration?

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

How long are the shows during Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebrations shows run between 15-25 minutes.

When does 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.

Does the annual pass include Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with theme park admission.

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.

Do I need to make reservations for Christmas Celebration?

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

How much time should I plan for my Christmas Celebration visit?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is an all-day event. Be sure to stay late for Holiday Reflections – a fireworks nighttime spectacular.

Does SeaWorld Orlando offer Christmas Celebration vacation packages?

SeaWorld offers a Christmas Celebration vacation package starting at $49.00 per person. It includes admission to SeaWorld for the length of visit, reserved seating, hotel accommodations, shopping credit, and free parking. To book or learn more visit:

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 long is the Character Meet and Greet?

Meet and greets are brief interactions with characters where guests can purchase photos of their experience. Wait times vary per character.

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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