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SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration returns with new Sesame Street parade

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld Orlando is decking the halls for the return of their Christmas Celebration, running from Nov. 23 – Dec. 31.

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For just five weeks, the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 3 million lights. Guests can enjoy award-winning entertainment, including the new Sesame Street Christmas Parade, seasonal shows like “O Wondrous Night”; meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or even head to Wild Arctic and meet Santa Claus himself.

Also new for this year, guests can dine with St. Nicholas over a holiday meal with help from his Kitchen Elves.

Take a look at a full breakdown of this year’s offerings:

Holiday Entertainment

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  • Experience Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in Rudolph’s ChristmasTown through life-size storybook vignettes that feature the classic story. Guests can also meet characters including Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble, and Yukon Cornelius.
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  • In “O Wondrous Night,” guests can see a live nativity with more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets and animals in this display based on “The Christmas Story,” told through the eyes of the animals that were there.
  • In the nighttime holiday show “Miracles,” guests will witness the majesty of SeaWorld’s killer whales against the backdrop of a unique soundtrack.
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  • Christmas will come to life on the ice, as skaters perform in an ice-skating extravaganza. A sea of trees and fountains dancing in the background will come together for a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Special Events

  • New for this year is the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, with floats decorated for the occasion.
  • Also new for 2019 is Sea Lion High’s Christmas Pageant, featuring the students and faculty of Sea Lion High.

Other Offerings

  • Stop by Santa’s North Pole Village, where Santa’s helpers are a bunch of furry friends! Santa’s Elves and their team of adopted dogs, cats, birds, rats, and pigs work together in an all-new SeaWorld Pets Ahoy experience.
  • Guests can share their wishes with Santa Claus while exploring SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic this holiday. There guests will find animal encounters and a visit with Santa.
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  • The Christmas Market will return to the Bayside Pathway, featuring festive entertainment and eats. Guests can compete with playful elves, see a model train village, or relax by the glow of the fire pit with a view of the Sea of Trees.

To learn more about SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration, visit SeaWorld.com/Orlando.

Check out our videos from SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration below:

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration - Daycation Kingdom
Sea of Trees dancing lights at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration 2016
Rudolph and Friends meet guests during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration 2016
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration - Early Night Live

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