Celebrate Christmas at SeaWorld

Bring your family together for the eye-catching spectacles, priceless traditions, and fun-filled surprises of SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration. The holidays are meant to be merry and bright, and that’s exactly what you’ll find as this beloved event returns with more wondrous moments than ever.

See dazzling new Christmas shows or meet Santa and Rudolph. Feel the snow falling and watch a Christmas parade. Find photo-perfect moments across acres of beautiful decorations, including a towering 30 foot, twinkling Christmas tree and a music-activated tunnel of lights. All the while, savor delicious candy-topped hot chocolate and other treats for all ages.

It’s also a chance to experience the wonders of SeaWorld in a spectacular new way, from thrilling rides against a sparkling backdrop to animal presentations with a festive twist. Where else can you say “Merry Christmas” to a sea otter? This year, join us for a holiday unlike any other.
Nov 17
Jan 07
Event Dates
Included with Park Admission

Tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes are available now!

Christmas Celebration is included with admission.
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Santa Claus and Mrs Claus
Very Merry VIP Tour
Unwrap the magic of the holidays all while celebrating Christmas time at SeaWorld! For those who want it all, our Very Merry VIP Tour is just for you! Guests will also enjoy priority access to take your photo with Santa!
Holiday Fireworks at SeaWorld San Diego
A Christmas Wish Fireworks Show
There’s nothing like seeing the sky above SeaWorld light up with festive colors and brilliant pyrotechnics! Don’t miss the thrilling spectacle of this special holiday fireworks display, showing on select evenings this December.
A Stocking Full of Soul Show during Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego.
New! A Stocking Full of Soul
Located at Nautilus Amphitheater on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Join “America’s Got Talent” Favorite Bryan Cheatham, as he and his friends sing and dance the night away, getting ready for his big Christmas Celebration! Experience a soulful celebration of Holiday classics in this newly reimagined production.

OP Otters Holiday Sing A Long show
New! O.P. Otter’s Holiday Sing-A-Long
Located at Mission Bay Theater. Be prepared to sing your holly jolly hearts out and join the fun with O.P. Otter as he leads our guest through a Sing-A-Long of some his favorite classic holiday songs.
Coca Cola Christmas Market
New! Coca-Cola Market
Experience the holidays at Coke Market featuring a Christmas family photo op, festive holiday décor, Coca-Cola Christmas trees and ornaments, along with holiday treats.
Coca Cola Lane
New! Coca-Cola Lane
See a new lighted pathway full of candy cane red and white sparkling lights, festive music, and holiday treats with holiday Coca-Cola beverages.
Mrs Claus Christmas Cavalcade

Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Parade
Join Mrs. Claus and her band of merry elves as they make their way throughout the park twice daily.
Christmas light show

Donner and Blitzen’s Lazer Light Show
Running nightly at the front of the park. Experience a canopy of laser beams that submerges guests below in rays of color and a festive soundtrack.
Girl catching snowflakes
Snowfall Throughout the Park
Dreaming of a white Christmas? You don’t have to travel north to see a snowfall and catch a few flakes in your hands. Join us nightly to share this breathtaking moment.
Letters to Santa mailbox
Santa's Village
Meet Santa in his village and tell him all your Christmas wishes this year!
Santa's Live Reindeer
Meet two of Santa’s reindeer making a special visit from the North Pole!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph's Christmastown
Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ and make your spirits bright with a photo to take home and cherish.
Christmas Celebration Marketplace
Holly Jolly™ Marketplace
If you can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite reindeer stop by the Holly Jolly™ Marketplace, a special seasonal boutique filled with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® gifts, apparel and keepsakes.
Family at SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
Snowflake Seeker’s: A Christmas Quest!
Purchase a Scavenger Hunt Map at The Christmas Shoppe to get started on your merry quest! Explore the park to find all the colorful winter snowflakes. When you’ve found them all, bring your completed map back to The Christmas Shoppe for a special prize! Map purchase required.
One prize per completed map, while supplies last. Subject to change without notice.
Couple looking at Christmas decorations
The Christmas Shoppe
Find unique gifts for everyone on your list at The Christmas Shoppe and various other stores throughout the park. Browse our selection of souvenirs including ornaments, apparel, home décor, kitchen items and more! Pass Member discounts apply!
Festive food and desserts
Festive Entreés, Desserts & Hot Chocolate
Guests with a sweet tooth and a hearty holiday appetite will delight in the season with festive entrees, desserts, and SeaWorld’s famous hot chocolate with candy toppings. Pass Member discounts apply!
Holiday Cocktails
Holiday Cocktails & Craft Beer
Get even more festive with an ice-cold brew, a glass of wine or one of SeaWorld’s specialty holiday cocktails. Pass Member discounts apply!
Christmas treet lighting at SeaWorld San Diego
30 ft. Tree Lighting
Join us in Jingle Bell Square nightly as a couple of very special guests from the North Pole summon a little Christmas Magic to light our incredible SeaWorld Christmas Tree. This interactive tree lighting ceremony is sure to bring holiday joy to the entire family!
Family viewing holiday decorations
Holiday Lights & Magic
Explore the magic and wonder of SeaWorld’s beautifully decorated outdoor park grounds, including palm trees lit like candy canes and the iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights.

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Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego FAQs

Where can I meet live reindeer?

Two of Santa's reindeer are visiting SeaWorld San Diego from the North Pole! Be sure to meet them at Santa’s Village located at SkyTower Lawn.

How much are SeaWorld tickets during Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld San Diego ticket prices vary by day. To get the most out of Christmas Celebration and other seasonal events, get an Annual Pass that includes benefits like general parking, free guest tickets and more!

Is Christmas Celebration included with my SeaWorld San Diego ticket?

Entry to the Christmas Celebration event is included with park admission. See our tickets page to find the best deals this holiday.

What are the hours for Christmas Celebration?

Christmas Celebration takes place during regular park hours. See our park schedule to learn more.

What Christmas events are there in San Diego?

SeaWorld San Diego's Christmas Celebration is a sparkling, festive event that is sure to make your holidays the most memorable yet. Take photos with our 30-foot Christmas tree or in the dazzling tunnel of lights. Enjoy seasonal treats like candy-topped hot chocolate and delicious churros at many dining options throughout the park. Shop for unique gifts and ornaments for your loved ones. Meet Santa in his village or watch Ms. Claus' Christmas parade-- all part of Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego.