Lunar New Year kicks off on Feb. 2 at SeaWorld San Diego

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld San Diego’s Lunar New Year is packed with plenty of festive fun, food, and good fortune for everyone.

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SeaWorld San Diego’s Lunar New Year festivities begin this weekend!

This festival celebrating the Chinese New Year will offer Chinese acrobats, cultural cuisine, traditional performances, and an all-new “Pig Garden,” where guests can meet some of SeaWorld’s rescued potbellied pigs up close.

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This event kicks off this weekend on Feb. 2-3 and continues Feb. 9-10 and 15-18, 2019.

Highlights of this year’s Lunar New Year celebration include:

  • The Year of the Pig “Pig Garden” – Guests will have the chance to meet some of SeaWorld San Diego’s rescued pigs in an up-close encounter near the Skytower. These potbellied pigs were taken in from rescue organizations and have since become a part of the park’s “Pets Rule!” family.

  • Chinese Acrobatics – An all-new teeter board act will be featured as part of a new 25-minute show in the Mission Bay Theater by the Chinese Acrobatics of Hebei. In addition to the teeter board, other performances include contortion, lion dancing, and juggling.

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  • Lunar New Year Festival Area – Located south of the SeaWorld Skytower, this festival area offers cultural entertainment including Taiko drummers, lion dancers, and fan dancers.
  • Animal Visits – Guests will be able to get up close and personal with SeaWorld’s Eurasian eagle owl, Asian small-clawed river otter, and other animals.

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  • Culinary Offerings – SeaWorld’s Lunar New Year festival will be filled with Asian-inspired offerings, including ramen, stir fry, bao sandwiches, aroma teas and more.

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego is included with theme park admission. To learn more about this year’s festivities, and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld.com/San-Diego.


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