Deck the Halls this Holiday Season at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Orlando, Fla. (November 17, 2015) - Dive into the holiday season at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place.  With more lights, shows and great travel deals, families are sure to get in the holiday spirit.  You may even bump into Santa and his reindeer!

Orlando, Fla.  – SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®

Select dates November 21 through December 31, 2015

At SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® carols fill the air, a sea of lighted trees sparkles over the lake in a wintery, watery wonderland, and world-famous skaters twirl on ice.  With stunning live shows and entertainment, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made.

SeaWorld’s Christmas celebration takes place Nov. 21-22, 27-29, & Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-31.

Don’t Miss

Holiday-themed shows Shamu® Christmas Miracles, O Wondrous Night, Winter Wonderland on Ice and the dazzling Sea of Trees.   The Christmas Village features unique artisans and culinary delights. Guests can journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience where they can meet Santa Claus.

What’s the Deal?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in the price of admission.   Guests can enjoy a Christmas Celebration Reserved Seating Package including a reserved seat at all three of our popular Christmas shows, and a dining certificate to use that evening at any participating restaurant. Packages start at $24 per person.

For park hours and more details about SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, visit  Join the holiday conversation at #SeaWorldChristmas.

San Diego, Calif.  – SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®

Daily November 21 through January 3, 2016

With special holiday-themed animal shows, live reindeer, Santa and more than one million holiday lights, SeaWorld San Diego offers something for the whole family, including Southern California’s largest Christmas tree, the 320-foot Christmas Tree of Lights.  

Favorite attractions include the Shamu® Christmas Miracles and Dolphin Island Christmas shows, and a magical area called Santa’s Christmas Village. 

Don’t Miss

Clyde & Seamore’s Christmas Special features the prank-loving pinnipeds in a hilarious Christmas-themed sea lion and otter show.   Shelter-adopted stars of the park’s Pets Rule! show partake in holiday hijinks with The Pets Rule Christmas show.  And the Reindeer Training Academy features live reindeer that guests can meet up close.

What’s The Deal?

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in the price of admission. Guests who purchase a 2016 SeaWorld Fun Card can enjoy all the holiday fun in 2015, plus come back again and again in 2016.

For park hours and more details about SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, visit

San Antonio, Texas - SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®

Select Dates November 21 through December 31, 2015 

The season meets the sea at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration. The park will be transformed into a wintery, watery wonderland where families of all ages can enjoy stunning live shows, sip hot cocoa and stroll through a sea of more than a million sparkling lights.

Don’t Miss

Spectacular holiday shows including Shamu® Christmas Miracles, A Dolphin Christmas, Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas, Reflections and Elmo’s Christmas Wish, as well as the all-new, holiday-themed Pets Ahoy show featuring the talents of rescued dogs, cats and other animals in a series of uproarious skits.

Memorable holiday moments with family and friends are at the Christmas Market, featuring Texas-inspired decorations such as a 12-foot-tall Cowboy Boot Tree and cactus wreaths. Guests can also capture the holiday fun with a family photo in the park in a larger-than-life, 12-foot-tall snow globe.

What’s The Deal?

For a limited time, guests can get an Annual Pass and receive three months free. This special 15-month Annual Pass membership offers unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Antonio.   Additionally, guests receive free parking, in-park discounts, and access to all of the park’s upcoming events including Christmas, Wild Days, Seven Seas Food Festival, Summer Nights, Howl-O-Scream, next year’s Christmas and Discovery Point, the park’s new bottlenose dolphin home opening spring 2016. Details on this and other offers can be found on  

Tampa, Fla.  – Busch Gardens Tampa’s Christmas Town™

Open 20 select dates November 27 through December 31, 2015

The Tampa Bay area’s biggest Christmas celebration returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa this holiday season. New this year, the cheer keeps going until 10 p.m. every event night, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when Christmas Town will close at 8 p.m.

Christmas Town creates beautiful family traditions for guests as Busch Gardens is transformed into a holiday wonderland with more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas entertainment, live music, festive treats and holiday shopping.   The park is bringing back a guest favorite – the Bottle Christmas Tree, a conservation collaboration project that transformed 5,000 recycled plastic bottles into a Christmastime masterpiece with the help of nearly 50 Hillsborough county schools.   

Don’t Miss

Extended Hours:  Christmas Town is now open until 10 p.m. on select dates, allowing families more time to marvel at Busch Gardens’ beautifully lit holiday landscape and special Yuletide experiences. Christmas Town will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

New Holiday Hills Band: Putting a twist on traditional brass band-style music, the Holiday

Hills Band brings a classic Christmas to life.

New Christmas Time Tree Show:   Every 10 minutes, a 150-foot Christmas tree comes alive with

spectacular dancing lights and is the perfect place for this year’s family photo.

What’s the Deal?

Christmas Town is included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to Busch Gardens. For more information, visit  

Williamsburg, Va. -- Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Christmas Town™

Select Dates November 27 through January 3, 2016

The world’s most beautiful theme park is transformed into one of the largest holiday celebrations in the country as Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens its seventh season of Christmas Town™.  Eight million lights adorn nearly every building and tree in the 100-acre park.

Many of the park’s world class rides and attractions are also open (weather permitting), including Verbolten, an indoor/outdoor, multi-launch roller coaster.  The park’s tallest ride, Nächt Tower, takes guests 240-feet above the park, providing a Santa’s eye view of the eight million twinkling lights. 

Don’t Miss

World champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko will headline a new holiday-themed ice show.  ‘Twas That Night is based on the popular poem A Visit From St. Nicholas and will be performed at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre.

What’s the Deal? 

Purchase a Christmas Town Fun Card for $35, the same price as a single-day ticket, and enjoy unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Christmas Town all season long.  For more information about Christmas Town:


Christmas Town Fast Facts:

  •        Eight million Christmas lights adorn the 100-acre park
  •        Eight-five percent of the lights used at Busch Gardens Christmas Town are energy saving LED lights
  •        More than 1,600 fresh-cut Christmas trees are placed throughout the park’s pathways and hills.
  •        The fresh-cut Christmas trees are turned into mulch at the end of the season and used in the park’s planters and flower beds.
  •        25 miles of cables provide power for all the lights.
  •        The park is wrapped in more than eight miles of garland.
  •        More than 2,000 wreathes and artificial trees decorate inside areas, doors and windows.
  •        More than one million lights are used to transform Escape from Pompeii® into the star attraction of Polar Pathway.
  •        20,000 Christmas ornaments are carefully placed on the trees
  •        900 window candles and luminaries light the night sky

Langhorne, Pa. - Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas

Select Dates November 21 through December 31, 2015

Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, brings back its festive, family-friendly holiday celebration featuring millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations, whirling rides and live shows.   A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place®  is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends.

Sesame Place’s giant 1-2-3 Christmas Tree greets guests at the front of the park (and makes a great photo spot)   Don’t miss delicious holiday treats, holiday shopping, and a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop.    In addition to the park’s Christmas-focused attractions, the park’s newest Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb and a soft toddler play area, will also be open for guests.

Don’t Miss

The new Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade features ten fantastic floats decorated for the celebration and three show-stopping performances that focus on the magic of the holiday season.

What’s the Deal?

A Very Furry Christmas is included in season pass admission. Save $5 and get a second visit free during A Very Furry Christmas by visiting

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About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. The Company owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Shamu® and Busch Gardens®. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 89,000 marine and terrestrial animals. The Company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

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 collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld rescue team has helped more than 27,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

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