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


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Christmas Celebration is included with admission.
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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.