SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration returns with spectacular new additions

Holiday festivities begins Nov. 10

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, taking place from November 12 through January 2. (SeaWorld)

ORLANDO, Fla.SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Christmas Celebration is back this year, promising more holiday magic than ever before.

From Nov. 10 to Jan. 2, guests can immerse themselves in a winter wonderland adorned with over three million twinkling lights and exciting new holiday experiences.

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The center stage of this festival is the Sea of Trees, where over 100 holiday trees, including a towering 70-foot centerpiece, dance to music on the water. Guests can also indulge in all-new holiday treats, enjoy captivating shows, and celebrate the holiday spirit with outdoor ice skating at Bayside Stadium.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration (SeaWorld Orlando)

“There are even more ways for families to get into the holiday spirit this year at SeaWorld Orlando,” the theme park said in a news release.

Step into “Mrs. Claus’ Magic Kitchen,” an all-new live show starring the North Pole’s beloved matriarch. Join her in a whimsical culinary journey filled with laughter and sweet secrets, all while navigating the world of social media and baking delicious Christmas goodies.

In Wild Arctic Plaza, the Christmas Market awaits, offering holiday food and drinks, unique merchandise, and live music.

SeaWorld Orlando

Returning festival favorites include Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale, Rudolph’s Christmas Town, the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, and Elmo’s Christmas Wish. Families can also dine with Santa and skate at the only outdoor ice rink in Central Florida.

Hot or frozen hot chocolate, SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration (SeaWorld Orlando)

SeaWorld Orlando is also serving up some all-new food and beverage options, including Jolly Philly Cheesesteak, Festive BBQ Pulled Pork and Waffle, Mistletoe Lambchops, Strawberries and Cream Beignets, Santa’s Mini Apple Pie, and Rustic Gingerbread Cake. Seasonal drinks on the menu include hot or frozen hot chocolate, coquito, and frozen eggnog, along with new holiday cocktails.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration (SeaWorld Orlando)

For just $12.99, guests can enjoy the all-new VIP experience, which includes sweet treats, hot cocoa, and a magical surprise visit with the backdrop of the breathtaking fireworks display, “Holiday Reflections.”

Other holiday celebrations at SeaWorld Orlando include:

  • Hanukkah Celebration: From Dec. 7 to 15, SeaWorld hosts the traditional lighting of the menorah with Hanukkah stories
  • Kwanzaa Festivities: From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, celebrate Kwanzaa with the nightly lighting of the Kinara and Kwanzaa stories
  • New Year’s Eve: Ring in 2024 with vibrant fireworks on Dec. 31
  • Three Kings Celebration: From Jan. 5 to 7, honor the arrival of the Three Wise Men with festive cuisine and special performances

Get a SeaWorld Orlando 2024 Fun Card for one low price of $138.99, offering admission through Dec. 31, 2024. For even more benefits, consider an Annual Pass for as low as $14.50/month + tax, with perks like early access to the all-new “Penguin Trek” roller coaster, free parking, guest tickets, and more.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.