SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning holiday celebration returns this year and is more spectacular than ever with an ALL-NEW holiday show, “Mrs. Claus' Magic Kitchen”, deliciously festive food and drink offerings and the introduction of the Christmas Market. Guests can join friends and family at SeaWorld Orlando on select dates from November 10 to January 2 for a memorable vacation experience. Guests will see the theme park transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland with more than three million beautiful lights and the addition of NEW holiday experiences sprinkled around the event. The main feature of the magical festival is the Sea of Trees, a guest favorite. The winter water wonderland is back, immersing visitors in a sea of twinkling Christmas trees that sparkle with music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on more than 100 trees, including a giant, glittering centerpiece that rises 70 feet above the water. During the celebration, guests will also be able to enjoy ALL-NEW delicious holiday treats, experience fabulous holiday shows and entertainment, and enjoy outdoor ice skating at Bayside Stadium.
NEW magical Christmas shows and entertainment
There are even more ways for families to get into the holiday spirit this year at SeaWorld Orlando. Enter the enchanting world of "Mrs. Claus's Magical Kitchen," an all-NEW enchanting live show that promises to add a touch of laughter and a pinch of sweetness to your holiday celebrations. In this joyous moment, Mrs. Claus, the beloved matriarch of the North Pole, takes center stage as she trades in her cozy Christmas sweater for a chef's apron, inviting guests on a fantastic culinary journey. Get ready for an entertaining combination of Christmas magic and culinary mayhem as Mrs. Claus attempts to master the art of social media while she prepares her famous Christmas cookie recipes. From classic sugar cookies to elaborate gingerbread masterpieces, she will reveal the sweetest secrets of the North Pole, while she tries to keep up with the latest social trends.
New this year is the Christmas market in the heart of Wild Arctic Plaza! Guests will discover a winter wonderland filled with delicious culinary delights, unique products and festive tunes of live music. It's the perfect place to shop, savor and celebrate the Christmas spirit.
This year, fan favorite “Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale” returns to end each night of the holiday celebration. This spectacular fireworks show features dazzling lights choreographed to cheerful Christmas musical favorites. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph's Christmas Town. Wander among life-size storybook vignettes featuring the classic tale and meet beloved characters like Rudolph, Bumble and Santa for photo opportunities. Guests can also dine with Santa during the Christmas celebration for an additional cost.
The magical holiday fun continues in Sesame Street Land with the return of the popular Sesame Street Christmas Parade, where guests can see all their favorite Sesame Street characters getting into the holiday spirit. For an additional cost, families visiting the park on Saturday mornings can have breakfast with their Sesame Street friends. Elmo's Christmas Wish also returns this year on event mornings at Seaport Theatre. Guests can join Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe and Rosita as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
SeaWorld Orlando is now home to the only outdoor ice rink in Central Florida where guests can lace up and hit the ice. During the day, park visitors will have the opportunity to ice skate at Bayside Stadium. Once night falls, you can sit back and relax while the pros show off what they got with “Winter Wonderland on Ice.” Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in this spectacular ice skating spectacle. A sea of glowing trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create an experience the whole family won't want to miss.
NEW decadent Christmas treats and drinks
Guests at SeaWorld's Holiday Celebration can savor the flavors of the holiday season with ALL-NEW food and beverage offerings this year. Traditional flavors like gingerbread, eggnog, and peppermint can be found throughout the park in new and unexpected ways. There will also be a special holiday donut from Orlando-based donut shop Shaka Donuts. Some of the NEW food offerings guests can try at SeaWorld's Holiday Celebration include:
Jolly Philly Cheesesteak: steak, cheese, onion, peppers and secret sauce
BBQ Pulled Pork and Holiday Waffle: Homemade waffle; pork barbecue
Lamb Chops with Mistletoe – Roasted lamb chops with rosemary, cranberry sauce, and spicy apple
Strawberries and cream fritters: strawberries, Bavarian cream and powdered sugar
Mini Santa Apple Pie – made with apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves
Rustic Gingerbread Cake – Gingerbread spice cake filled with creamy vanilla mousse, topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream
Guests can enjoy seasonal drinks while strolling through the park. They can enjoy drink offerings including hot or frozen chocolate, coquito, or frozen eggnog. There are also several NEW Christmas cocktails to try, including:
Christmas greetings: Hendrix gin, cranberry, orange, lime, garnished with orange slice
Not Milk and Santa Cookies: Rumchata, vanilla vodka, cinnamon, topped with grated ginger
Mistletoe Margarita: Milagro Tequila, Triple Sec, cranberry, sour lime, garnished with a slice of lime
Apple Cider Punch: Apple cider, bourbon, ginger beer, lime juice, garnished with a slice of lime
For the first time, guests can join us for a dazzling evening of sweet treats, hot chocolate, and a magical surprise visit from a beloved guest! All against the backdrop of our impressive fireworks display, Holiday Reflections. It's an enchanted celebration you won't want to miss! Guests can purchase this VIP experience starting at $12.99.
For even more holiday dining experiences, guests can head to SeaFire Grill where they can watch their favorite holiday movies while sampling delicious holiday treats.
Available for purchase is the Holiday Food and Seasonal Sips Sampling Lanyard. Guests can choose between a lanyard of 10 samples for $60 or a lanyard of 5 samples for $45. With this purchase, guests can try any combination of food, drink or dessert samples and an exclusive souvenir mug of hot chocolate.
More to celebrate at SeaWorld Orlando
Hanukkah Celebration: Guests can celebrate the Festival of Lights at SeaWorld! From December 7 to 15, friends and family can watch the traditional menorah lighting at Sesame Street Land™ during Hanukkah. Big Bird will also tell Hanukkah stories during the celebrations.
Kwanzaa Holidays: Guests can be part of the Kwanzaa celebration at SeaWorld! From December 26 to January 1, visitors can enjoy a joyous moment of reflection and celebration of African heritage with the nightly illumination of the Kinara. Story Time with Big Bird will also feature Kwanzaa stories during the celebrations.
New Year's Eve: Guests can spend the last day of 2023 enjoying SeaWorld's Christmas celebration and then ring in the New Year as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky at midnight on December 31.
Three Wise Men Celebration: In honor of the beloved tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to help us commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Enjoy holiday cuisine and expanded opportunities to enjoy special performances at the Nautilus Theatre, Sea of Trees and our holiday lights. Keep the holiday spirit burning brighter and longer than ever with this special event January 5-7.
The best way to enjoy Christmas cheer
One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld's holiday celebration is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2024 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2024, for the low price of $138.99. Guests will have access to SeaWorld Orlando for a full calendar year to experience exciting attractions, incredible animal encounters and energizing entertainment. For even more great benefits, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass for just $14.50 per month + tax with no down payment. With an Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visiting with special benefits like being among the first to travel on “Penguin Trek” starting in spring 2024, as well as free parking, free guest tickets, access to VIP events specials, savings on merchandise and more! Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Annual passes and Fun Cards can be purchased at SeaWorldOrlando.com .