Beginning November 10, SeaWorld San Antonio will welcome the return of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. For 42 days the marine life park will transform into a holiday wonderland featuring millions of sparkling lights, decorations, holiday festivities, and holiday treats and eats. Along with returning favorites, the park will premiere the brand-new “O Wondrous Night,” a live action musical!
NEW O Wondrous Night stage show
The story of the Nativity as seen through the eyes of the animals makes its debut this year at SeaWorld San Antonio. This experience features puppetry, more than 30 carols, and dance set against the backdrop of the very first Christmas.
NEW Christmas party zone, Snowman Jam
Amongst the many holiday areas to visit, guests can catch a special Christmas vibe at Snowman Jam. A DJ spinning the sounds and Festive Flurries fill the air with snowflakes at this club-like section of the park, all centered around the new Frozen Fusion Bar that will serve up specialty cocktails like the Mistletoe Margarita!
Returning holiday festivities include:
- Twelve Yuletide-Themed Areas – A country Christmas can be discovered at Christmas Market, with a unique Christmas tree made entirely of cowboy boots. Park goers can also stroll through Christmas Cove, a 1950s-inspired wonderland, as well as enjoy a whimsical Snowman Village where they can pose with life-sized snowmen. Additionally, guests can make their way through nine more holiday themed areas featuring millions of lights adorning every corner.
- Holiday Shows and Festive Animal Presentations – Entertainment awaits those craving the holiday spirit. Guest can enjoy a bit of Fiesta flare with the Merry Mariachis, hear the story of the first Christmas told through song in “Peace on Earth,” and be inspired by the festive beluga whale and pacific whitesided dolphin presentation, “Ocean Discovery: A Splash of Christmas” set to the music of The Nutcracker.
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Friends – Guests can immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph when strolling past life-size storybook vignettes featuring the classic tale and can meet beloved characters including Rudolph, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble.
- The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features festively decorated floats with performances that celebrate the holiday season. The energetic Christmas celebration features Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie and more.
- Coca-Cola presents Fireside S’mores and a Holiday Scavenger Hunt – Families and friends alike can cozy up around a toasty fire and experience the tradition of roasting marshmallows for delicious holiday s’mores. Afterwards, guests have the chance to become featured on billboards around San Antonio by participating in a jolly photo scavenger hunt. Upon completion guests will receive a Coca-Cola theme festive holiday prize.
- Festive Food and Beverages – Plenty of holiday inspired treats and eats will satisfy cravings with seasonal candies and baked goods, festive funnel cakes, piping hot chocolate and coffee, and winter cocktails including and the new Santa-Gria and the Grinch Cocktail with melon liqueur and rum! Those wanting a traditional holiday meal can join Dinner with Santa as she serves up a Christmas feast and welcomes the big guy to read stories to the kids. Families can also delight in holiday food and fun as they Dine with Rudolph and Friends.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration runs select days from November 10 through January 2 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.