SeaWorld San Diego is bringing festive cheer this holiday season at its annual Christmas Celebration with new and returning offerings. New offerings include two all-new holiday theater shows, live reindeer available for viewing, Mrs. Claus’s Christmas Cavalcade, an all-new holiday fireworks show and more. Returning holiday fun includes photo opportunities with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the SeaWorld Christmas Brass Band, hot chocolate and more. The park will transform into a winter wonderland of snowfall as well as a daily tree lighting of a newly reimagined 320-foot SkyTower Tree of Lights and a twinkling 30-foot Christmas tree. Holiday celebrations, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa festivities, are running on select dates through January 8, 2023.
New festive entertainment for the whole family
All-new performances and activities include:
- A Stocking Full of Soul Theater Show – Join “America’s Got Talent” Finalist Bryan Cheatham as he and his friends sing and dance the night away while getting ready for his big Christmas Celebration. Experience a soulful celebration of Holiday classics with appearances by some SeaWorld characters in this original production. Located at Mission Bay Theater on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
- A Joyous Celebration Theater Show – This family-friendly show combines energetic dancing, familiar Holiday songs, bright lights, and a Broadway-style set. Located at Nautilus Amphitheater nightly.
- Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Cavalcade – See Mrs. Claus and her band of merry elves as they make their way throughout the park on a festive procession for guests to view several times daily.
- The Holly Pops and Holiday Hipsters – Two a cappella Christmas caroling groups will surprise and delight guest throughout the park. Their fresh and inventive arrangements of holiday favorites will bring the magic of the season to life.
- Donner and Blitzen’s LaZer LAZER with a ‘Z’ Light Show – This new show will bring festive laser light fun to guests twice nightly at the front of the park.
- A Christmas Wish Fireworks Show – With festive colors and pyrotechnics, don’t miss the thrilling spectacle of this special new holiday fireworks display, showing on select nights in December.
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Experience a winter wonderland in Southern California
With wintery décor, snowfall throughout the park, and displays including the iconic and newly reimagined 320-foot SkyTower Tree of Lights and holiday fireworks, guests will enjoy a wonderland of holiday fun. Guests can follow the reindeer hoof prints to visit Santa and have an opportunity to share their Christmas wishes with him. Plus, nearby at Rudolph’s Christmastown, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will make spirits bright with a photo to take home. Other returning festive fun includes:
- Holiday Cocktails, Craft Beer, Hot Chocolate & More – Grown-ups will want to get even more festive with an ice-cold brew, a glass of wine or one of SeaWorld’s specialty holiday cocktails. Or for the whole family, experience SeaWorld’s famous hot chocolate with candy toppings.
- Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt – Explore the park to find all of Santa’s beloved reindeer and mark each location on your map to collect a special gift. Plus, see live reindeer at Santa’s Village. Follow Donner and Blitzen’s magical reindeer hoof prints, throughout the park as they lead you directly to Santa.
- Holiday Lights & Magic – Explore the magic and wonder of SeaWorld’s decorated outdoor park grounds and the iconic SkyTower Tree of Lights, redesigned to look more like a Christmas tree than ever and bring holiday magic to all who can see it. Plus, enjoy a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree with twinkling lights and Christmas songs programmed to the movement of multiple lighting designs.
- The Holiday Brass – Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like the energetic and iconic sound of our SeaWorld Christmas Brass Band. Holiday Brass can be found throughout the park and at the Wild Arctic stage at select times.
“We’re excited to once again bring holiday magic to our guests during SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and help create special memories for the families who have made us a part of their holiday traditions,” said Tim Hamilton, Vice President of Entertainment at SeaWorld San Diego. “We hope guests will love the new offerings we have this year, as we made sure there was something for everyone — from our new shows featuring beloved holiday songs, to our new holiday fireworks show, snowfall throughout the park our dazzling Christmas lights, and of course Santa Claus.”
SeaWorld will also be celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa with more details to come.