Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando | 7 Things to Do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando is a great time to visit the Orlando park. The special event will bring you holiday joy! Today we are sharing 7 things to do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

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I love finding new family fun ways to celebrate the holiday season and our visit to the special Holiday event at SeaWorld was impressive.

As part of our Christmas countdown this year we added a surprise weekend to Orlando to enjoy some of the fun holiday experiences they have at the theme parks. We stayed at Encore Resort and I highly recommend it!

Our visit to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration was a great way to enjoy holiday family time and celebrate the season. It was our first visit to SeaWorld and we were excited to explore the park and experience their Christmas celebration.

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Christmas at Seaworld Orlando.

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Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando 2021

Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando will run select dates from November 13th-January 2nd. It will include Winter Wonderland on Ice, meet and greets with Rudolph and Santa, as well as lights throughout the park.

The SeaWorld Christmas Celebration event is included with your admission ticket to the park.

7 Things We Loved at SeaWorld’s Holiday Event

Holiday Lights Everywhere You Look

SeaWorld takes decorating the park very seriously. I was so impressed with the lights and holiday decor around every corner. It was a beautiful site and walking around the park in the evening was holiday magic.

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The Trees light up the night at Seaworld during Christmas time. These are synchronized to music. Spend some time watching.

Meet & Greet Holiday Characters

At SeaWorld they have set up an awesome interactive meet and greet experience where you can meet Rudolph and his friends. As you enter Rudolph’s ChristmasTown you follow along with the story of Rudolph and the Christmas adventure he goes on. 

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Character meet and greet during Christmas at Seaworld.

Along the path you will have a chance to meet the characters from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. At the meet and greets there are photographers set-up but they will also take pictures for you. 

Vlog from Christmas at Seaworld Orlando & Rudoplh’s ChristmasTown

Holiday Treats to Sample

This may have been one of our favorite ways to enjoy the holiday festivities. Along the paths and at specially marked food booths, there were samples of sweet and savory treats as well as beverages to sample.

To sample the food and beverages you purchase a sample punch card that range from $25 to $40 and offer sampling from 5-10 items. This is a great deal!

We tried braised pork and mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, frozen hot chocolate, cinnamon pretzels, and so many more delicious items.

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Tasting and Brew Sample at SeaWorld during Christmas.

My only complaint would be the crowds were a bit busy and the lines were sometimes long. We expected larger crowds because it was a Saturday and a week before Christmas.

If I was going to do it again, I would arrive early to the food booths and try our favorites early. We really wanted to try the chocolate covered bacon and mini-donuts but didn’t have time.

I also suggest going through the guide and deciding what you would like to try. Be prepared for which food options you want to try and head to those first.

The Christmas Market Shops

The Christmas market had entertainment, shopping, and a model train display. One of our favorite entertainment options was watching the Christmas elves play holiday music as we waited for our food.

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Holiday Shows 

There are 7 holiday shows during the Christmas celebration and they all start in the early evening. We saw three of them(the first three in the list below). I think you could see all 7 in one evening but it would be difficult. 

Before we arrived at the park we checked out the times of the shows and picked the ones we wanted to see. The holiday shows offered are:

  • Winter Wonderland on Ice 
  • Shamu Christmas Miracle
  • Sea of Trees
  • Rudolph’s Movie Experience
  • O Wonderous Night
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish
  • Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas  

Sea Of Trees(My Favorite)

I love holiday lights and holiday light shows. The Sea of Trees is a beautiful show of 100 trees lit up on the water and synchronized to music. You can watch it from anywhere in the park around the lake. 

I thought it was great and the kids loved it to. I have a few clips from the show in the video earlier in this post. 

Sea of Trees at Seaworld Orlando.

Meet Santa

At SeaWorld you can meet Santa near the Wild Arctic attraction. We didn’t have an opportunity to do this because we were so busy enjoy all the other offerings but we did see the area earlier in the day and it looked to be a great meeting place. 

Extra Special Fun at Christmas at SeaWorld 

  • Christmas Celebration VIP Tour
  • Dine with Santa at Shamu Stadium + Ice Show Reserved Seats
  • Priority Meet + Greets with Rudolph and Friends
  • Christmas Show Seating Special Itinerary
  • All of the above are extra ticketed events. You can find pricing here.

Our visit to Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando was a great holiday surprise. There was so much to do at the park and it was a great addition to our family Christmas countdown. 

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