SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment extend partnership with Rudolph & Friends

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced today that they would be extending their contract with Rudolph & Friends, retaining the characters for their annual holiday events at all of their parks across the country.


Rudolph and friends will stay at SeaWorld Parks through 2024.

The characters of Rudolph & Friends include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Clarice, Bumble, the Abominable snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius – all of whom appear at holiday events like the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla.; San Antonio, Texas and San Diego, Calif.; Christmas Town at Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; and A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa.


Guests will still be able to meet Yukon Cornelius at holiday events.

This five-year contract extension ensures that Rudolph and his holiday friends will continue to be a part of the festive fun at the park’s Christmas events through January 31, 2024.

“We are thrilled that Rudolph will continue to be part of the wonderful Christmas experiences at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place,” said Jonathan Flom, founder of Character Arts, the exclusive licensor of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. “These characters have already been so well-received by park guests, and we are looking forward to continuing sharing the holiday fun.”

“Generations of our guests have grown up with Rudolph and we are happy to continue the tradition at our popular holiday events,” said John Reilly, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s interim CEO. “We are always looking for ways to provide our guests with best-in-class experiences; Rudolph & Friends certainly help us do that with unique, interactive elements for the entire family.”

All holiday celebrations at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks, and Sesame Place will kick off in late November and run through the month of December. To learn more, visit SeaWorldParks.com.


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