SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Begins November 12, 2021

The kids and I got to experience the Magic of Christmas last night at the SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration. We absolutely loved it and had the best time!

Voted in the Top Ten of USA Today 10Best Theme Park Holiday Event for the past Five Years
Nightly Fireworks
All-New Sounds of the Season Live Performances
Over 3 Million Sparkling Lights Shine Bright from November 12-January 2
See Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all your Sesame Street Friends

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration takes place from November 12 through January 2. Experience SeaWorld as the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights. Enjoy holiday entertainment, from the ALL-New Sounds of the Season to the fan-favorite Sesame Street Christmas Parade; grab a picture with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; or head to Wild Arctic and visit Santa himself. Take a stroll through a wintery, watery wonderland immersed in a sea of twinkling holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water. Dazzling images come to life on over 100 trees, including a giant glistening centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water. Walk along the water’s edge for some holiday shopping at the Shoppes at Waterfront as a magical flurry of snow falls over SeaWorld Orlando while holiday sounds and smells fill the air. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday festival to delight all of the senses!


Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale
Each Christmas Celebration night, SeaWorld celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale, featuring soaring fountains, dazzling lights, and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites. Experience an amazing SeaWorld Christmas connection that illuminates the night sky. At Park Close on select Christmas Celebration nights.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show
Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish! Families are sure to be singing and dancing along while watching this fun holiday show.

Sounds of the Season
Be there as festive weekend music makes its way to SeaWorld for this year’s Christmas Celebration! See a variety of talented acts take to the Nautilus Theater stage to bring the spirit of the season to life. These special live concerts and theatrical performances are held event days November 12 – January 2.


The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic, festively decorated floats with show-stopping performances that celebrate the magic of the holiday season! The whole family will experience an energetic Christmas celebration with Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and more. Guests are sure to sing, dance, and be merry with their favorite furry friends.

Winter Wonderland On Ice Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Guests are immersed in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s Christmas Town. Stroll outdoors past life-size story book vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters including Rudolph and Bumble.
Rudolph’s Movie Experience Rudolph and his friends star in this special-effects movie that will get the entire family in the holiday spirit, playing daily in the Sea Port Theater.

With Public Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium, guests can experience outdoor ice skating as they skate alongside the water of SeaWorld’s central lagoon throughout the day in a beautiful winter wonderland.


The Christmas Market, nestled along Bayside Pathway, features festive entertainment and delicious culinary delights. At this bustling market, guests will discover one-of-a-kind gifts and snack on scrumptious holiday treats. Relax near the warm glow of the fire pit with a holiday craft brew and experience a wonderful view of the vibrant Sea of Trees or sing along to musicians who bring the sounds of the season to life on the gazebo stage. Find the tastes of the season throughout the park with the return of fan-favorite beverages, including the decadent Butterscotch Hot Chocolate or try something new like the Peppermint Berry Julep or the Mistletoe Margarita.

The best peppermint hot chocolate that I’ve ever had.

Delicious Lobster Mac & Cheese


Hanukkah Celebration Celebrate the festival of lights at SeaWorld! From November 28 through December 6, gather with your friends and family to view the traditional lighting of the menorah in Sesame Street Land™ throughout Hanukkah.
Kwanzaa Festivities Join SeaWorld’s celebration of Kwanzaa! Taking place December 26 through January 1, guests can enjoy a joyous time of reflection and celebration of African heritage with the nightly lighting of the kinara in Sesame Street Land™.
New Year’s Eve Spend the final day of 2021 enjoying SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration then ring in the New Year as vibrant fireworks fill the night sky at midnight on December 31.

Best Way to Enjoy the Holiday Cheer

The best way to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $12.75 per month. Pass Members can receive park benefits and rewards like priority access to new attractions, FREE parking, in-park discounts and much more.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest Christmas Celebration details and information. Join the conversation using #SeaWorldChristmas.

Buy Tickets Now and Save with SeaWorld’s Black Friday sale from November 15 through November 26


Save up to $35 on Annual Passes
Save up to $35 on SeaWorld Orlando Annual Passes during the Black Friday Sale. Passes start at $135, or $11.25 per month for Florida residents (+ tax and fees). SeaWorld Pass Members can enjoy a variety of benefits like free parking, in-park discounts, free tickets for friends, monthly rewards and more.

Save over 30% on 2022 Fun Cards
Guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando 2022 Fun Card and get the rest of 2021 for free! During the Black Friday Sale, it’s only $84.99 (+ tax and fees), regularly $127.99! You also have the option of a SeaWorld and Aquatica Fun Card for only $125.99 (+ tax and fees), regularly $181.98. Note: Fun Cards have several block out dates on admission, and do not come with any of the benefits that Annual Passes have.

Save over 60% on Tickets
For guests looking to visit for a single-day or just a few days, the SeaWorld Orlando Black Friday 2021 sale has savings on tickets up to 60% off the regular prices. A single-day ticket is available for as low as $49.99 (+ tax and fees), a savings of up to $68 off the gate price. A two-park ticket for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando is available for as low as $79.99 (+ tax and fees). Additional add-on options for All-Day Dining and Quick-Queue are also available for the single-day ticket option.

Buy One, Get One 50% Off All-Day Dining Deal
Buy one All-Day Dining Deal at regular price ($44.99) and get one at 50% off ($22.49) as part of the SeaWorld Orlando Black Friday 2021 Sale! The deal allows one entree, side or dessert, and select non-alcoholic beverage per hour at participating restaurants.

Save 50% Off Select Tours
Guests can save up to 50% on select animal tours on select dates. There are limited spaces available for each tour, so book as soon as possible to make sure you get your preferred date.

Save $75 on Summer Day Camps
Guests can save $75 on SeaWorld Orlando’s summer day camps which offer fun, quality educational experiences along with superior safety standards and low counselor-to-camper ratios.

Save 50% of Quick Queue Unlimited and Reserved Seating
Guests can save up to 50% on Quick Queue products on select dates which allow visitors to skip-the-line on some of SeaWorld’s most popular attractions including the all-new Ice Breaker, opening February 2022.

Additional offers include:

Buy one Dine with Orca experience, get one 50% off on select dates.
Save up to 30% off Christmas Dinner with Santa or Breakfast with Sesame on select dates.
Buy five (10 punch) Christmas Lanyards for the price of four
Pass Member Exclusive: Buy four All-Day Dining Deals for $125.