SEAWORLD BRINGS REAL SNOW TO CENTRAL TEXAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SEAWORLD BRINGS REAL SNOW TO CENTRAL TEXAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

11/12/2013 5:20:00 PM

SeaWorld Brings Real Snow to Central Texas for the Holidays

San Antonio (Nov. 12, 2013) - Beginning Nov. 23, SeaWorld® San Antonio will be transformed into a winter, watery wonderland where families of all ages can enjoy stunning live shows, sip hot cocoa and stroll through a sea of more than one million twinkling lights during its annual Christmas Celebration®, a magical holiday program offered on scheduled operating days, through Dec. 31.

In the newest addition to SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, SnowWorld presented by Coca-Cola®, families can play in real snow, right here in Central Texas! Guests will feel like they're in a winter wonderland while sledding, playing and dashing through the snow. Plus, families will get the opportunity to capture their memorable day at SeaWorld with a unique family photo inside of a larger-than-life snow globe. This 12-foot-tall snow globe in SnowWorld Market is sure to get families into the holiday spirit as they pose for their exlusive Christmas portrait in this unique setting.

Also new this year is Christmas Cove, an area of the park that will make guests feel like they've stepped into the 1950s. A visit to Christmas Cove would not be complete without Home for the Holidays: Dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests will feel right at home for the holidays when they join Santa and Mrs. Claus for dinner with all the trimmings and a special story. Advance reservations are required for this exlusive dining experience.

Another new element to SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is Joy to the World, an area of the park that will feature trumpeting angel statues, a beautiful nativity scene and carolers telling the story of Christmas through song.

Guests' Christmas favorites include: Shamu Christmas Miracles, Clyde & Seamore's Countdown to Christmas, A Dolphin Christmas, Elmo's Christmas Wish, O' Christmas Tree and Reflections. Also returning are the many traveling musicians, carolers and photo opprtunities each with their own unique Christmas flare. Plus, there will be a festive train ride for young guests aborad the SeaWorld Express located near our Nautilus Amphitheater.

Set to music from The Nutcracker, A Dolphin Christmas features beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, acrobats and trainers in a stunning celebration of Christmas, the SeaWorld way. 

Make a wish during Elmo's Christmas Wish in the heart of our charming Sesame Street® Bay of Play®, and be inspired watching Rosita, Grover, Zoe and Cookie Monster all work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish.

Guests can reflect on the magic of Christmas during Reflections and sing-a-long to Christmas melodies led by "Elfred" and all the SeaWorld carolers.

Santa's sea lion helpers, Clyde and Seamore, are brining laughs to SeaWorld in Clyde and Seamore's Countdown to Christmas. This special holiday show is filled with spoofs and plenty of laughs. Our loveable sea lions, along with the rest of the crew, invite guests to their fun-filled holiday celebration.

Guests are taken on a wonderful voyage into the heart of the holidays as they experience the power and beauty of Shamu Christmas Miracles. They'll be immersed in a festive atmosphere of sight and sound, where thrilling holiday music soars as Shamu helps tell a story of reflection, understanding, peace, friendship and the everyday miracles that surround us.

Unwrap the fun and purchase a 2014 Fun Card. Pay for a day and get SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration and all of 2014 free. SeaWorld San Antonio is open weekends through Dec. 15, as well as Thanksgiving week, Nov. 23 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 (closed Christmas Day). Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 is SeaWorld's final operating day for the 2013 season. For more details, call (800) 700-7786 or visit SeaWorld.com.

About the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertaniment experiences that blend imagination with nature for more than 50 years and is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences, from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. In 2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.

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