Spend this holiday with your family and friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Winter comes to sunny San Diego, California, with the return of SnowWorld in SeaWorld’s Arctic Plaza. Romp and play in 6,500 square feet of fresh snow. Kids between the height of 37 and 61 inches can even go sledding! Just play it safe, and be careful to go down the slope feet first.
Other great features include Santa’s Cottage, located in SeaWorld’s Christmas Village. Take a picture with Santa Claus, and tell him what’s on your wish list. There will also be chances to decorate holiday cookies and special visits from Santa’s elves. Stick around until sundown, when the Christmas Tree of Lights is turned on, adding sparkle to the evening. At 5 p.m., the Happiest Christmas Tree starts dancing throughout the night to favorite holiday songs. Shows are about 10 minutes long. A fun animal-centered feature is the Reindeer Training Academy. Some of Santa’s reindeer interns are taking a vacation, and you can visit them at SeaWorld!
Christmas at SeaWorld would not be complete without a visit with to the world’s most famous orca, at Breakfast with Shamu and Santa. Savor a delicious morning meal at a private buffet with outdoor seating. Enjoy a photo op with the Man in Red himself, and say hello to Shamu, too. Reservations are required, and they go fast, so make them in advance by clicking here. You can also catch the killer whale at the Shamu Christmas Miracles show. Other SeaWorld holiday shows are Dolphin Island Christmas, Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special, and Pets Rule Christmas. Access to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with park admission.