No one does the holidays quite like Walt Disney World, but it is not the only game in town! Over the next few days I hope to share with you a few of the other local seasonal offerings. I’ll also mix in some Walt Disney World information, because this is going to be a big week!
I thought I’d start with SeaWorld Christmas Celebration, since it is something that my family and I have been enjoying for years. The park is decorated during the day, but it comes alive at night. There is a Christmas Marketplace and there are delicious holiday treats. The shows take on special holiday themes. There’s snoap and an ice skating show. Since Sesame Street has arrived at the park there is a Christmas Parade featuring your favorite characters. O Wonderous Night is a live show that uses puppets and actors to tell the story of the birth of Jesus, from the animals’ point of view.
There are a couple of special meet and greets that you will want to check out as well. You can meet Santa, he wants to hear your holiday wish no matter what your age. Another meet and greet for all ages is with Rudolph and the gang. As you might imagine, this is extremely popular, so give yourself some extra time.
I think my favorite part of SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is the Sea of Trees. There is a large lake in the center of SeaWorld Orlando, and for the holidays it is filled with more than 100 trees. They are beautiful when they are lit, but from time to time a Christmas song will play and they will “dance” to the music. It is breathtaking.
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration runs daily until December 31. Fireworks will ring in the New Year on the final evening. On January 4-6, 2020, Three Kings Celebration will take place at the park. Some of the elements of SeaWorld Christmas Celebration such as the Sea of Trees will be part of that as well. Activities for both are included with park admission, although there are some embellishments that you can purchase.