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 the sky light up with holiday fireworks. 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.

Tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes are available now! Christmas Celebration is included with admission.

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Nov 14
Jan 08
Event Dates
Included with Park Admission

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  • A Stocking Full of Soul Christmas Show

    New! A Stocking Full of Soul

  • A Joyous Celebration at SeaWorld Show Logo

    New! A Joyous Celebration

  • Mrs Claus

    New! Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cavalcade

  • Christmas Carolers

    New! The Holly Pops and Holiday Hipsters

  • Donner and Blitzens Lazer Light Show Logo

    New! Donner and Blitzen’s Lazer Light Show

  • Reindeer

    New! Santa's Live Reindeer

  • Holiday Fireworks at SeaWorld San Diego

    New! A Christmas Wish Fireworks Show

  • The Holiday Brass

    The Holiday Brass

  • Girl catching snowflakes

    Snowfall Throughout the Park

  • Santas Village at SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

    Santa's Village

  • Tunnel of Lights at SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration

    Tunnel of Lights

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph's Christmastown

  • Christmas Celebration Marketplace

    Holly Jolly™ Marketplace

  • Family at SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

    Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt

  • Animal Presentations during SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

    Animal Presentations with a Holiday Twist

  • Couple looking at Christmas decorations

    The Christmas Shoppe

  • Festive holiday desserts

    Festive Entreés, Desserts & Hot Chocolate

  • Holiday Cocktails

    Holiday Cocktails, Craft Beer & More

  • Christmas treet lighting at SeaWorld San Diego

    30 ft. Tree Lighting

  • Family viewing holiday decorations

    Holiday Lights & Magic