Shamu, Santa and Snow! SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is Back!

Shamu, Santa and Snow! SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is Back!

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Is Tons Of Fun For The Whole Family


SAN DIEGO (Nov. 13, 2014) – Where can you find Shamu, Santa and snow this holiday season? SeaWorld, of course! It’s all part of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®, kicking off Nov. 15 and continuing through Jan. 4, 2015. Festivities are included with park admission.

Returning are all the favorites…. SnowWorld®, special holiday-themed animal shows, real snow, live reindeer and more than one million holiday lights. New this year are Dolphin Island Christmas, Shamu Christmas Miracles, and Santa’s Christmas Village, a place where waffles-on-a-stick, Peppermint Princesses and Mrs. Claus bring a little holiday magic to everyone. With all that and more, SeaWorld® is the place to be this Christmas season. 

Here’s a detailed look at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration 2014:

NEW! -- Shamu Christmas Miracles: Shamu and friends celebrate the holidays with music and merriment, a female vocalist and, on select dates, a community choir. Shamu Stadium transforms into a winter wonderland with new lighting, music, fountains and Christmas scenes on the 80-foot-wide LED screens.

NEW! -- Dolphin Island Christmas: This brand new Christmas-themed dolphin show will celebrate the holidays with a tropical twist. Dolphins, pilot whales and macaws perform amazing athletic feats. Divers and dancers get into the spirit as well during this daytime show at Blue Horizons Stadium.

NEW! -- Santa’s Christmas Village: This magical, holiday area is brimming with Christmas fun! Guests can mingle with Santa’s elves and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a sweet treat such as a waffle-on-a-stick, and, every day before Christmas get a photo with Santa. Plus, Mrs. Claus invites everyone to join her in a spirited sing-along to help her and the elves light a festive 40-foot animated tree.

Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special: SeaWorld’s prankster-loving pinnipeds Clyde and Seamore have a hilarious holiday time in this Christmas-themed sea lion and otter show.

The Pets Rule Christmas: A specially-themed show featuring the shelter-adopted stars of the park’s Pets Rule! show. As the winter season begins, the pets partake in holiday hijinks.

SnowWorld: This winter wonderland provides festive fun for the whole family including lots of snow, hills for little ones to sled down and a snowball target area.

Reindeer Training Academy: On the lawn in front of Animal Connections, the Reindeer Training Academy features real reindeer for guests to meet up-close!

Holiday Atmosphere: SeaWorld will be decked out more than ever before, with more than one million holiday lights and a 40-foot tree with an animated light show.  Outside Pets’ Playhouse, guests will find the Cat’s Christmas Parlor, where the feline stars of Pets Rule! hang out in their own Christmas-themed house.  Plus, Southern California’s largest Christmas tree—SeaWorld’s 320-foot Christmas Tree of Lights—shines bright above the whole park from dusk to midnight.

All Christmas Celebration festivities are included with SeaWorld admission.  Admission is $84 for ages 10 and older; $78 for ages 3-9.  The best way to enjoy SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a Fun Card.  Guests who purchase a 2015 SeaWorld Fun Card can enjoy all of SeaWorld’s Christmas festivities in 2014, plus come back again and again in 2015 and enjoy all that SeaWorld has to offer, including the 50th Celebration Sea of Surprises (through Sept. 7, 2015), all for the price of single-day admission (blackout dates apply).  The 2015 Fun Card also includes free parking through the end of March 2015. For ticket prices, show schedules and more information, visit or call (800) 257-4268.

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 entertainment 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 is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care.  The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 23,000 animals in need over the last four decades. 

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