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A kid-friendly holiday celebration is coming back to San Diego! It takes place at the new Sesame Street-themed amusement park Sesame Place over in Chula Vista, California. This holiday event is called A Very Furry Christmas!
A Very Furry Christmas starts November 10, 2023. It runs through January 7, 2024.
It is a very kid-friendly and small children-friendly event. You’ll see that when I tell you more about the activities and features of this event. And then I’ll tell you how you can save money on your tickets!
Sesame Street Christmas Parade
Sesame Place has wonderful parades. The Christmas parade is no different! You get to see your favorite characters on floats that are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. These characters include Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Zoe, Bert, Ernie, Telly, and (my favorite character) Oscar the Grouch. You’ll hear great classic holiday songs like “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Elmo will even rap “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. There’s great performances and dancing. And then there is a great finale that will possibly even get Oscar in the Christmas spirit!
This year, they have an all-new Christmas lights feature! Thousands of lights will sparkle around the park.
Elmo’s Christmas Wish
Elmo’s Christmas Wish is a Christmas show at the Sesame Street Theater. It involves popular Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Zoe, and Grover talking about what they want for Christmas. Singing and dancing will take place, too, of course. And at the end, Elmo will come up with the best wish of all. What is that wish? You’ll have to see the show yourself to learn!
Christmas Tree Maze
See beautiful, colorful trees in Sesame Place’s Christmas tree maze. You can find it by Oscar’s Rotten Rafts.
Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party
The Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party is a fun way to dance along with Elmo and other Sesame Street characters to popular Christmas songs. This interactive dance party takes place at Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn.
Golden Gift Hunt
One Golden Gift will be hidden somewhere in Sesame Place each day starting November 10th to December 25th. If you find it, turn it in at Guest Services to win an exclusive prize!
Cookie Monster Claus
Other Christmas festivals around Southern California may have Santa Claus. But do they have Cookie Claus? You can get a very unique photo of your kid with Santa when it’s Cookie Monster dressed as Santa!
Holiday Photos with Sesame Street Friends
Cookie Monster isn’t the only popular Sesame Street character you can get pictures with at this event. You can get photos with Elmo and other characters wearing festive attire.
Christmas Cookies with Cookie Monster
Join Cookie Monster to enjoy something the Cookie Monster knows very well: Christmas cookies! This experience is a great meet-and-greet opportunity with Cookie Monster. Plus, you get milk in a special refillable mug!
Missing Mittens Scavenger Hunt
Purchase a Missing Mittens Scavenger Hunt map at Scavenger Hunt HQ, and then peruse the park for all the missing mittens. Once you finish, you can return the map to Scavenger Hunt HQ. Then, you’ll get a Christmas prize!
Sesame Street-Themed Rides
Some of the Sesame Street-themed rides you enjoyed back in the summer will be open during the holiday celebration!
For example, you can still ride the family-friendly roller coaster Super Grover’s Box Car Derby or the classic carousel ride, Sunny Day Carousel.
There are even select water attractions open during A Very Furry Christmas. This includes Big Bird’s Rambling River and Elmo’s Silly Sand Slides. Please note that this is available only if weather permits.
Admission to A Very Furry Christmas is included in the cost of your admission to Sesame Place. You can get discounted tickets to Sesame Place by clicking here. You’ll save 20% on your ticket.