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The Top 10 Must Do’s At SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

There is something truly magical about the holidays, and here in Orlando it's a very special time of the year to be here, and with so many magical festive experiences taking place at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration, you won't want to miss a visit to the I-Drive theme park this Christmas.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is so good, it has just been voted number one Best Theme Park Holiday Event by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards!

This year see the park transformed with millions of sparkling lights and holiday atmosphere.

From award-winning holiday shows to special treats and gifts, check out our top 10 can’t-miss experiences to enjoy at SeaWorld this Christmas season.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

1. O Wondrous Night

The beloved fan favorite is back! O Wondrous Night recreates the famous tale of the Nativity with a twist: it’s from the perspective of the animals that were there.

Don’t miss the greatest story never told in this much-anticipated Christmas show that brings together great music, puppets, LIVE animals, and more.

These stunning performances are only at Nautilus Theater on Christmas Celebration event nights.

Check the show schedule for this magical show!

O Wondrous Night SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

2. Holiday Treats and Drinks

Nothing says Christmas like hot cocoa and cookies! Grab a cup and go for a stroll as you enjoy millions of sparkling lights and beautiful Orlando weather.

Tip: Purchase a sampler lanyard for the best value. It’s valid on any Christmas Celebration event day, so you can keep coming back to savor all your favorites and discover new ones.

Holiday Treats & Drinks SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

3. Snow Flurries

Dreaming of a snowfall in Florida? You don’t have to imagine it when you’re at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! This can’t-miss experience at The Waterfront is always a treat, combining the magic of snow with your favorite holiday songs. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at SeaWorld Orlando!

Check the show schedule for specific snow times.

Snow Flurries At SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

4. Rudolph and Friends

A visit to SeaWorld can’t end without seeing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Bumble, and other familiar friends at Rudolph’s Christmastown!

Bring your family to Wild Arctic, where you can wander through life-size elements of the classic tale and meet Rudolph and his friends up close.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Rudolph  & Friends

5. Fun With Santa

‘Tis the season to meet the North Pole’s most famous resident! Treat the family to a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Santa at The Waterfront.

Fun with Santa SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

6. Winter Wonderland On Ice

Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza.

A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

See the park hours for specific times.

Winter Wonderland On Ice SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

7. Sea Of Trees

Take a walk through a wintery, watery wonderland and immerse yourself in the expansive holiday Sea of Trees located in SeaWorld’s lagoon, the glistening forest sparkles to music and lights up the water—and your eyes, and with 360 degree views from around the park.

As the lights dance to holiday classics, your heart will soar with wonder and delight at this truly awe-inspiring Christmas treat.

Plus, a magnificent centerpiece towers 70 feet above the water. See the park hours for specific times.

Sea Of Trees SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

8. Sesame Street Christmas Parade

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic, festively decorated floats with show-stopping performances that celebrate the magic of the holiday season!

The whole family will experience an energetic Christmas celebration with Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and more.

Your family is sure to sing, dance, and be merry with their favorite furry friends! See the park hours for specific times.

Sesame Street Christmas Parade SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

9. Public Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium

Guests can now experience outdoor ice skating at Bayside Stadium!

You and your family can skate alongside the water of SeaWorld’s central lagoon throughout the day in our beautiful winter wonderland. Additional charge required which includes rental of ice skates.

All guests must wear crew length socks and gloves. Socks and gloves can also be purchased. Guests are not permitted to bring ice skates into the park.

First Come, First Served Basis

Public Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium SeaWorld Orlando

10. Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale

Each Christmas Celebration night, SeaWorld celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale, featuring dazzling lights and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites.

Experience an amazing SeaWorld Christmas connection that illuminates the night sky.

At Park Close on Christmas Celebration nights.

Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Spectacular

There’s so much to see and do during SeaWorld’s Christmas before it all ends on January 3!

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration


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