Sunday, November 20, 2016

SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration Expands for 2016 Event

Already a holiday tradition for thousands of families, SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration will be even bigger and brighter this year.  The event will kick off on November 25th and run select days through December 31st.

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This year the world-famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is joining SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration.  Rudolph, along with his pals Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius can be seen in Rudolph's ChristmasTown, a brand new area.  Along with plenty of lights, decorations and the ability to meet the characters, the new area also features life-size story book vignettes showcasing Rudolph's classic and cherished story.

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SeaWorld Orlando shines brighter than ever during the holidays, and is well known for their Sea of Trees display, pictured here.  Families can stroll through a "wintry, watery wonderland as they are immersed in a sea of glistening holiday trees that sparkle to music as they light up the water" in the theme park's central lagoon.  Also new this year is a giant, 70 foot tall tree that will certainly be a sigh to see.

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Live entertainment is a huge portion of the fun that comes with Christmas Celebration.  This year everyone can meet Santa in an all new experience, Santa's Workshop presented by Coca-Cola.  Visitors can make a keepsake treasure as they meet the big man himself.

Other shows include Winter Wonderland on Ice (pictured above), Sesame Street's Elmo's Christmas Wish, O Wondrous Night, which features a live nativity scene, Shamu Christmas Miracles and Clyde & Seamore's Countdown to Christmas.

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Along with special shopping opportunities, SeaWorld also has a wide variety of holiday food during the event.  The Christmas Market is a central location with entertainment, food offerings, fire pits and holiday cocktails.  Pictured above is a scene from Santa's Fireside Feast, a special meal that can be purchased that includes entertainment, all-you-can-eat dining, and a meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Clause.  Throughout the Christmas Celebration, the park has treats such as "fresh-popped kettle corn, waffle cone S'mores, grilled slider sandwiches, short-rip brisket mac & cheese and SeaWorld's very own apple pie with a unique and delicious twist."

For those who want to ring in the new year at the park, there will be a massive firework show, special entertainment, interactive DJ stations, craft beers and more.

Click here to visit the Christmas Celebration website.