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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Complete Guide and Overview

While we await the details on SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration for 2023, please enjoy 2022’s information.

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There's 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 11 through January 3.

How much are tickets to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in your admission. Discounted tickets to SeaWorld Orlando are available through Orlando Informer.

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

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Food Map
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Festive Food Map

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Food

You can read our thoughts on this year’s SeaWorld Christmas Celebration food lineup in our review here!

(Near the Dolphin Nursery, Stop #1 on map)

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, s’mores, or chocolate chip

Beverages

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Frozen Egg Nog Delight
Topped with whipped cream and caramel

Specialty Flavored Hot Cocoa
Served in a souvenir cup with whipped cream and your choice of peppermint, gingerbread, or toasted marshmallow

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

Tis the Season Beignets

(Near the Seaport Theater, Stop #2 on map)

Food Options

Smore’d-Up Beignets
Topped with graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and Hershey’s chocolate sauce

Turtle Trek Beignets
Topped with caramel, chocolate chips, pecans, and whipped cream

Shrimp Po’Boy
Crispy beer-battered shrimp, crunchy cabbage, sliced tomato, creamy remoulade sauce

Beverages

Draft Beers:
Turbodog
Purple Haze

Hurricane
Sailor Jerry rum, passion fruit, lime, and orange

Treat Yo Elf

(Near the Sea Lion & Otter Stadium, Stop #3 on map)

Food Options

Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Served with whipped cream

Christmas Bread Pudding
Brioche, white chocolate, raspberry sauce, and whipped cream

Merry Christmas Soft Pretzel
Buttery pretzel shaped like a Christmas tree

Bison Burger
Served with cheddar cheese and bacon onion jam

Rosey Cheek
Raspberry-filled cheesecake with white chocolate, topped with whipped cream

Beverages

Five Golden Rings
Tito’s vodka, elderflower, golden turmeric, and lemonade

Featured Beverage: Christmas Elixir
Tito’s vodka, pineapple, Granny Smith apple, club soda, and pomegranate

SeaWorld Souvenir Christmas Cup

Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

(Near the Sea Lion & Otter Stadium, Stop #4 on map)

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, s’mores, or chocolate chip

Beverages

Specialty Flavored Hot Cocoa
Served in a souvenir cup with whipped cream and your choice of peppermint, gingerbread, or toasted marshmallow

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

Sugarplum Delights

(Near the Shark Encounter & Feeding, Stop #5 on map)

Food Options

SeaWorld Deep Dish Celebration Sugar Cookie

Top-Hat Soft Buttery Snowman-shaped Pretzel

Beverages

Mistletoe Margarita
Tequila, triple sec, cranberry, lime, and sour mix

Jingle Juice
Tito’s vodka, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, and ginger ale

Caramel Mule
Bacardi dark rum, caramel, lime juice, and ginger beer

Winter Womderland Hot Toddy
Jack Daniel’s honey whiskey, Jack Daniel’s winter cider, and chai tea

‘Tis the Season
Hot apple pie, Tuaca liqueur, and apple cider

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Beef on Weck
Beef on Weck at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Festin Feliz

(Near the Nautilus Theater, Stop #6 on map)

Food Options

Pernil
Mojo roast pork, rice with pigeon peas, garnished with marinated onions

Beef on Weck
Prime rib, au jus, horseradish, and black peppercorn crema

Arroz con Dulce
Rice pudding with cinnamon dust and spice infusion

Beverages

Chai Swizzle
Chai tea, Baileys Irish Cream, and cinnamon

Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

(Near the Nautilus Theater, Stop #7 on map)

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, s’mores, or chocolate chip

Beverages

Specialty Flavored Hot Cocoa
Served in a souvenir cup with whipped cream and your choice of peppermint, gingerbread, or toasted marshmallow

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

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Monte Cristo Waffle
Monte Cristo Waffle at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Jolly Strips
Jolly Strips at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Waffle Wonderland

(Near Infinity Falls, Stop #8 on map)

Food Options

Monte Cristo Waffle
Ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, and cranberry glaze

Chicken & Waffle Handheld
Apple butter and maple syrup

Jolly Strips
Bacon dipped in white chocolate and spice

Beverages

Sleigh Ride Mocktail
Hibiscus, lemonade, and grenadine

Waterway Bar

(Near Infinity Falls, Stop #9 on map)

Food Options

Holiday Pretzel Christmas Tree
Soft buttery pretzel

Beverages

Frozen Coquito

Frozen Rum & Coke

Frozen Piña Colada

Frozen Wine

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Happy Holiday Doughnut
Happy Holiday Doughnut at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Santa’s Sweet & Savory Treat Doughnut Chicken Sandwich
Santa’s Sweet & Savory Treat: Doughnut Chicken Sandwich at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Donut Open till Christmas featuring Shaka Donuts

(Near Seasame Street Land, Stop #10 on map)

Food Options

Santa’s Sweet & Savory Treat: Doughnut Chicken Sandwich
Honey sriracha and pickles

Winter Snowballs
Stuffed doughnuts topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

Happy Holiday Doughnut
Vanilla glaze frosting, with hot cocoa buttercream

Beverages

Holiday Peppermint Eggnog
Eggnog, white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and peppermint schnapps

Reindeer Punch Mocktail
Red passion fruit, lemonade, and pineapple

Holiday Cheers

(Near Wild Arctic Encounter, Stop #11 on map)

Beverages

Christmas Beer Sangria
Tito’s Vodka, Christmas ale, apple cider, apple cider maple syrup, and cinnamon

Hershey’s Porter with Peanut Butter Whiskey

Crooked Can Axum Coffee Stout

Cranberry Krinkle

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration The Main Event
The Main Event at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Christmas Comforts

(Near Wild Arctic Encounter, Stop #12 on map)

Food Options

The Main Event
Fried turkey breast, andouille sausage stuffing, cranberries, and brown gravy

Corn Husk Enconchada Tamale
Carnitas and ancho mole poblano sauce

Santa’s Red Velvet Cake
Red vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting

Beverages

Holiday Whisky Sour
Holiday whiskey sour, Jack Daniel’s winter cider, cranberry, and sour mix

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese
All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Harvest Mac & Cheese
Harvest Mac & Cheese at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Season’s Eatings

(Near Wild Arctic Encounter, Stop #13 on map)

Food Options

All Grown up Birria Grilled Cheese
Texas toast, sharp cheddar, smoked cheddar, and tomato dipping soup

Harvest Mac & Cheese
Pasta in a creamy beer cheese sauce topped with bacon, crispy onions, and micro greens

Impossible Chili
Sour cream, cheddar cheese, crispy jalapeños, and micro greens

Beverages

Frostbite
Tequila, Blue Curacao, Crème de Cacao, and frozen cream

Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

(Near Bayside Stadium, Stop #14 on map)

Food Options

Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookie
M&M, s’mores, or chocolate chip

Beverages

Specialty Flavored Hot Cocoa
Served in a souvenir cup with whipped cream and your choice of peppermint, gingerbread, or toasted marshmallow

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

Don’t forget to purchase discounted SeaWorld Orlando tickets in advance to try a variety of delicious, holiday treats!

Cookie Monster at the Sesame Street Christmas Parade
Cookie Monster at The Sesame Street Christmas Parade

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration Shows & Entertainment

Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale

This nighttime show includes a stunning fireworks presentation choreographed to favorite holiday music. Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale takes place at park close on select Christmas Celebration nights.

Sesame Street Christmas Parade

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features beautiful floats and incredible performances from all your favorite Sesame Street friends. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and others will bring classic holiday songs to life.

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.

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.

Sea of Trees

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

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.

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 enjoy delivering their Christmas wishes to him directly.

Experience holiday cheer at SeaWorld Orlando and save big with discounted admission from Orlando Informer!

More Celebrations

Hanukkah Celebration – Dec. 18 – 26
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. 1-2 & Jan. 6
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.