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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Complete Guide and Overview

While we await information on how SeaWorld Orlando will celebrate the 2024 holiday season, unwrap the details from 2023 below!

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There's so much festive fun to be had this holiday season at SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration! Learn more about the event, seasonal offerings, and how to save on your visit to SeaWorld Orlando.

What is SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is an annual event that brings together all the best elements of Christmas. An excellent place for families to enjoy the winter festivities, SeaWorld Orlando provides a number of Christmas-themed activities and holiday entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Every year, guests are invited to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa himself, or witness the Sesame Street Christmas Parade. Even if meeting characters isn’t your thing, the entire park is adorned with festive decorations and motifs, from ornaments and garlands, to more than three million glittering lights.

When is SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration?

This holiday season, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration takes place from November 10 through January 2.

How much are tickets to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in your admission. Unwrap the magic of the holidays with discounted entry to SeaWorld Orlando through Orlando Informer! Check out the savings here!

What is there to do at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Food

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, Chocolate Chunk

Carrol’s Wreath
Soft & Buttery Holiday Wreath Pretzel


Frozen Hot Chocolate
Topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Frozen Egg Nog Delight
Topped with whipped cream and caramel

Hot Cocoa
Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Peppermint, Gingerbread, or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream

Make Any Drink Jolly
Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua

‘Tis the Season Beignets

Food Options

S’mores Beignets
Topped with graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and Hershey’s chocolate sauce

Oreo Beignets
Oreo Crumble, White Chocolate, Caramel

Strawberries and Cream Beignet
Strawberries, Bavarian Cream, Powdered Sugar

Dulce De Leche Mini Cake
Sweet Moist Milky Cake with Caramel


Christmas Cheers
Hendrix Gin, Cranberry, Orange, Lime, Garnished with Orange Wheel

Greenbench Two Turbid Doves Hazy IPA

Windermere Brewing Cranberry Graham Cracker Sour Ale

Treat Yo Elf

Food Options

Bison Burger
Bison Burger, Cheddar Cheese Syringe, Bacon Onion Jam, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle

Corn Chowder
Served with Garlic Bread Sticks

Santa’s Mini Apple Pie
Made with Apples, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves


Not Santa’s Milk and Cookies
Rumchata, Vanilla Vodka, Cinnamon, Topped with Ginger Snap Crumbs

Walking Tree Babycakes Oatmeal Stout

Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

SeaWorld Souvenir Christmas Cup

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, Chocolate Chunk


Hot Cocoa
Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Peppermint, Gingerbread, or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream

Make Any Drink Jolly
Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua

Sugarplum Delights

Food Options

Jolly Philly Cheesesteak
Steak, Cheese, Onions, Peppers & Secret Sauce

Fa-La-La-La Truffle Fries
White Truffle Oil, Parmesan, Parsley

Rustic Gingerbread Cake
Gingerbread Spice Cake Filled with Creamy Vanilla Bean Mousse, Topped with Powdered Sugar & Whipped Cream


Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy
Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Winter Cider, Chai Tea, Garnished with a Cinnamon Stick

Gingerbread Martini
Calypso Spiced Rum, Rumchata, Monin Gingerbread Syrup

Mistletoe Margarita
Milagro Tequila, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Lime Sour, Garnished with Lime Wedge

Festin Feliz

Food Options

Arroz con Lechon
Rice with Pigeon Peas, Roasted Pork & Sweet Plantain

Feliz Pollo Empanadas
Served with Salsa Verde and roasted red peppers

Pumpkin Lava Cake
Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Cake with an Explosion of Molten Cream Cheese


Eppa Red Sangria
Notes of Orange & Vanilla

Tequila Moonrise
Milagro Tequila, Apple Cider, Grenadine

Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, Chocolate Chunk


Hot Cocoa
Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Peppermint, Gingerbread, or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream

Make Any Drink Jolly
Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua

Ho Ho Ho Frojito
A frozen blend of Bacardi Rum, Mint, Lime Juice, Garnished with Lime

Waffle Wonderland

Food Options

Joyful Chicken & Waffle
House Made Waffle, Deep Fried Chicken, Hot Honey Syrup, Scallions

Festive BBQ Pulled Pork and Waffle
House Made Waffle, BBQ Pulled Pork

Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake
Red Velvet Cake Glazed with Signature Cream Cheese Frosting


Apple Cider Punch
Apple Cider, Bourbon, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Garnished with Lime Wedge

Waterway Bar

Food Options

Christmas Tree Pretzel
Served with Melted Cheese


Frozen Jack & Coke

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen Lime Margarita

Bacardi Rum, Coconut Milk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Spices

Apple Ginger Mule
Whiskey, Ginger Beer, Apple Cider, Lime Juice

Happy Holi-Glaze

Food Options

Santa’s Cronut Chicken Sandwich
A Sweet & Spicy Chicken Sandwich topped with Coleslaw and Pickles

S’mores Donut
S’mores Buttercream, Fresh Crushed Graham Cracker, Chocolate Icing

Peppermint Sled
Peppermint Donut Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Mini Peppermint Candy Cane


Warm Wine with Natural Flavors Infused with Cinnamon & Star Anise

Holiday Peppermint Eggnog
Eggnog, White Chocolate Liquor, Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, Garnished with a Peppermint Stick

Candy Cane Juice (non-alcoholic)
Peppermint, Vanilla, Cranberry, Lemonade

Holiday Cheers


Abita Christmas Ale

Abita Fluffernutter

Victory Merry Monkey Belgium Ale

Hershey’s Porter with Peanut Butter Whiskey

Bold Rock Orchard Frost Cider

Southern Tier Crème Brulee

Charles De Fere Cuvee- Jean Louis Ice Blanc
Served Over Ice with Citrus Fruit Garnish

Wine Tasting Hut


Featuring Stella Rosa
Black Berry
Moscato D’Asti

Gancia Prosecco Brut

Holiday Moonshine


Butter Pecan

Shine Nog

Banana Pudding

White Chocolate & Strawberry Cream

North Pole Eats

Food Options

Mistletoe Lambchops
Rosemary Grilled Lambchops, Cranberry & Peppered Apple Relish

North Pole Newberg
Old Fashioned Seafood Newberg Served in a Bread Bowl

Oreo Cheesecake
Creamy Oreo Infused Cheesecake


Christmas Spritz
Aperol, Prosecco, Orange Juice, Garnish with an Orange Slice

Hidden Seas Red Blend

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Hut

Food Options

Fresh Baked Cookies
Double Chocolate Caramel, White Chocolate Cookie Butter, Chocolate Chip Nutella


Premium Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa
Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream & Chocolate Shavings

Make Any Drink Jolly
Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream, and Kahlua

Christmas Comforts

Food Options

The Main Event
Fried Turkey Breast, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry, Brown Gravy

Jingle Totchos
Tater Tots Loaded with Chili, Cheese, Sour Cream and Green Onions

Mini Pecan Pie
Crunchy Pecans Surrounded by a Sweet, Rich Filling & a Flaky Crust


Merry & Bright
Tito’s Vodka, Midori, Pineapple, Granny Smith Apple, Lemon with Lemon Wheel Garnish

Seasons Eatings

Food Options

All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese
Texas Toast, Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar, Tomato Dipping Soup

Harvest Mac & Cheese
Pasta in a Creamy Beer Cheese Sauce, Topped with Bacon, Crispy Onions & Micro Greens

Carolin’ Chili
Vegan Chili with Cornbread and Micro Greens


Frost Bite
A Frozen Blend of Milagro Tequila, Blue Curacao, Cream de Cacao, Cream, Topped with Whipped Cream

Lil Sweet Lil Salty Kettle Corn

Food Options

Freshly Popped Kettlecorn

Don’t forget to purchase discounted SeaWorld Orlando tickets in advance to try this assortment of holiday treats!

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Shows & Entertainment

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade
The Sesame Street Christmas Parade

Mrs. Claus’ Magic Kitchen

Step into Mrs. Claus’ kitchen as she navigates today’s world while attempting to share her Christmas cookie recipes online.

Sesame Street Christmas Parade

This spectacle features beautiful floats and incredible performances from all your favorite Sesame Street friends. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and a host of other familiar faces will enchant with their renditions of timeless holiday songs.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show

In this delightful show, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe help Elmo find his Christmas wish! The monsters will encourage plenty of singing and dancing, as usual.

Big Bird’s Christmas Storytime

Big Bird can’t wait to share some of his all-time favorite holiday tales with you! Gather around his nest during select times throughout the day for a storytime filled with the magic of the season.

An Elf’s Story

You’re in for a treat as one of Santa’s elves weaves captivating Christmas stories with the help of some holiday magic. Watch as even your little ones become part of the festive adventure!

Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale

As the night falls, the sky lights up with a stunning fireworks presentation choreographed to beloved holiday tunes. Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale occurs at park close on select Christmas Celebration nights.

Sea of Trees

During the seasonal festivities, SeaWorld’s lagoon is lit nightly by a dancing forest of lights that dazzle along to a holiday soundtrack.

Snow Flurries at the Waterfront

Ever thought you would see snow in Central Florida? At SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, you can stroll through snow flurries while meeting marching toy soldiers, a ballerina, and Santa’s helpers.

Public Ice Skating

Want to throw on some skates and coast on the ice? No problem! Head to Bayside Stadium and enjoy this one-of-a-kind winter wonderland.

Winter Wonderland on Ice

Take a moment to forget you are in Florida and witness the impressive maneuvers of ice skaters. This demonstration combines skating, dance, song, and lights to create a unique show.

O Wondrous Night

This beloved, fan-favorite show is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever, boasting a stunning lineup of over 30 carols, life-size puppets, and live animals.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

In Rudolph’s ChristmasTown, guests are fully immersed in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Here, you can walk through life-size storybook scenes of the classic favorite and meet Rudolph himself – but look out for the Bumble!

Santa Claus

Head to the Waterfront to meet the jolly man himself! Children of all ages will delight in delivering their Christmas wishes to him directly.

Experience the enchantment of the holidays at SeaWorld Orlando with discounted entry through Orlando Informer, which will have you singing carols all day long!

More Celebrations

Hanukkah Celebration – Dec. 7 – 15
Celebrate the festival of lights at SeaWorld Orlando by going to Sesame Street Land. Here, you can witness a traditional menorah lighting throughout Hanukkah. 

Kwanzaa Festivities – Dec. 26 – Jan. 1
Guests can celebrate African heritage in Sesame Street Land by viewing the nightly lighting of the kinara.

New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31
Ring in the New Year on December 31 with various festivities and fireworks to end the day at midnight. 

Three Kings Celebration – Jan. 5 – 7
Guests are welcome to enjoy festive cuisine and extended holiday entertainment offerings on select nights to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.

All this and more await you at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Take a visit to SeaWorld Orlando to see for yourself! ‘Tis the season!