Sunday, November 4, 2018

SeaWorld Orlando Brings the Merry with Annual Christmas Celebration

With Halloween now in the rear-view mirror, several the country's year-round theme parks are already looking ahead to what's next... and that is Christmas!  Yes, it's not too soon to start to make holiday plans to visit their Christmas events, and SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration is one that's high on many lists.  In 2018 the event will expand with even more offerings than ever before.

Featuring more than 3 million sparkling lights, SeaWorld Christmas Celebration also offers "scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world."  The event will run at SeaWorld Orlando on select dates starting November 17th through December 31s.

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New for 2018, the park will offer Dine with Santa at Shamu Stadium.  Guests will be treated to "a warm-hearted holiday experience and meet Santa Claus as family memories are made at this all-new dining experience.  The buffet style dinner features a taste-tempting menu of traditional holiday favorites and delicious desserts."  Tickets for the meal can be purchased on the park's website.

The park's event also features numerous new live entertainment productions, including "O Wondrous Night," a live nativity scene that only SeaWorld can bring to life.  The production features 30 carols, life-sized puppets and animals and is told through the eyes of the animals.  "Winter Wonderland on Ice" is a production featuring "a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy."

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Other shows premiering this year during during SeaWorld Christmas Celebration include "Sesame Street's Elmo's Christmas Wish" and "Shamu Christmas Miracles."

The popular Sea of Trees will return again this year, with more than 100 trees set on the park's main lake, each displaying dazzling images centered around the 70-foot tall main tree.  SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration will also see the return of Rudolph's ChristmasTown, with character meet and greet stations with Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius.

The event wouldn't be complete without some holiday food, and The Christmas Market will offer just that.  Many "delicious culinary delights" can be found at the Market, along with a model train village, entertainment, fire pits and even holiday cocktails.  And of course, Santa himself will be at the event meeting kids each day.

For more on 2018's SeaWorld Christmas Celebration, check out the park's official website.