SeaWorld Orlando Christmas 2023 Guide

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There are many reasons to attend SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration.  It has some of the beautiful Christmas decorations at any theme park I have visited.  They have wonderful seasonal shows.  They play great Christmas music throughout the theme park.  We go over the full list of festivities in our SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Guide.

But today I want to talk about food.  And we talk about the food and dining options in the guide, particularly the special dining experiences such as the Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast and Dinner with Santa.

But today I want to talk about the food and drink stations set up throughout the park.  These food and drink markets are similar to what is up at the park during other events at SeaWorld such as their Seven Seas Food Festival or their Craft Beer Festival.

And their Christmas Celebration is no different.  They have a lot of great food and drink options that are perfect for the holiday season.  And I want to tell you about the different markets and what you can get at each one!  We’ll even spotlight a few menu items as a Green Vacation Deals favorite!

#1: Claus Cookie Co

Food

  • Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookies
    • M&M, Chocolate Chunk
  • Carrol’s Wreath
    • Soft & Buttery Holiday Wreath Pretzel

Drinks

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
    • Topped with Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce
  • Frozen Eggnog Delight
    • Topped with Whipped Cream & Caramel
  • Hot Cocoa
    • Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Gingerbread, Peppermint or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream
  • Make Any Drink Jolly
    • Add Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua to make any drink Jolly!
    • For 21+ only

#2: ‘Tis The Season Beignets

Green Vacation Deals Favorite: Strawberries and Cream Beignet

A picture of the strawberries & cream beignets you can purchase at the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando

We absolutely loved this beignet!  It has everything you love normally with a beignet, but then you add in strawberry and Bavarian cream?  Yes, please!

Food

  • Oreo Beignet
    • Oreo Crumble, Caramel & White Chocolate
  • Smores Beignets
    • Topped with Graham Cracker Crumbs, Mini Marshmallows, Hershey’s Chocolate Sauce
  • Dulce De Leche Mini Cake
    • Sweet Moist Milky Cake with Caramel
  • Strawberries and Cream Beignet
    • Strawberries, Bavarian Cream & Powdered Sugar

Drinks

  • Christmas Cheers
    • Hendrix Gin, Orange, Cranberry, Lime & Garnished with Orange Wheel
  • Greenbench Two Turbid Doves Hazy IPA
  • Windermere Brewing Cranberry Graham Cracker Sour Ale

For more information about this food & drink station, see our ‘Tis The Season Beignets Review.

#3: Treat Yo Elf

Green Vacation Deals Favorite: Bison Burger

A picture of the Bison Burger which you can get at SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

We loved the bison burger!  It had perhaps more pickles than we would have liked, but it absolutely did not take away from how good this burger is (though if you do not like pickles that much, you might want to consider taking one or two out if you get a lot of pickles).  But we recommend getting this – it works well as a meal, too (especially with one of this festival’s delicious desserts, such as Santa’s mini apple pie!).

A picture of Santa's Mini Apple Pie at SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Food

  • Bison Burger
    • Bison Burger, Bacon Onion Jam, Cheddar Cheese Syringe, Tomato, Lettuce & Pickle
  • Corn Chowder
    • Served with Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Santa’s Mini Apple Pie
    • Made with Apples, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Cloves

Drinks

  • Not Santa’s Milk and Cookies
    • Vanilla Vodka, Rumchata, Cinnamon & Topped with Ginger Snap Crumbs
  • Walking Tree Babycakes Oatmeal Stout

#4: Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

Food

  • Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookies
    • M&M, Chocolate Chunk

Drinks

  • Hot Cocoa
    • Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Peppermint, Gingerbread or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream
  • Make Any Drink Jolly
    • Add Baileys Irish Cream, Peppermint Schnapps or Kahlua to make any drink Jolly!
    • For 21+ only

#5: Sugarplum Delights

Food

  • Jolly Philly Cheesesteak
    • Steak, Onions, Cheese, Peppers & Secret Sauce
  • Fa-La-La-La Truffle Fries
    • White Truffle Oil, Parmesan & Parsley
  • Rustic Gingerbread Cake
    • Gingerbread Spice Cake Filled with Creamy Vanilla Bean Mousse & Topped with Powdered Sugar & Whipped Cream

Drinks

  • Mistletoe Margarita
    • Milagro Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Sour, Cranberry & Garnished with Lime Wedge
  • Winter Wonderland Hot Toddy
    • Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Winter Cider, Chai Tea & Garnished with a Cinnamon Stick
  • Gingerbread Martini
    • Calypso Spiced Rum, Rumchata, Monin Gingerbread Syrup

#6: Festin’ Feliz

Food

  • Arroz con Lechon
    • Rice with Pigeon Peas, Roasted Pork & Sweet Plantain
  • Feliz Pollo Empanadas
    • Served with Salsa Verde and roasted red peppers
  • Pumpkin Lava Cake
    • Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Cake with an Explosion of Molten Cream Cheese

Drinks

  • Tequila Moonrise
    • Milagro Tequila, Apple Cider, Grenadine
  • Eppa Red Sangria
    • With Notes of Orange & Vanilla

#7: Holly Jolly Cookies & Cocoa

Food

  • Fresh Baked Deep-Dish Cookies
    • M&M, Chocolate Chunk

Drinks

  • Hot Cocoa
    • Served in a Souvenir Cup with your choice of Peppermint, Gingerbread or Toasted Marshmallow & Whipped Cream
  • Ho Ho Ho Frojito
    • A frozen blend of Bacardi Rum, Lime Juice & Mint
    • Garnished with Lime
  • Make Any Drink Jolly
    • Add Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua to make any drink Jolly!
    • For 21+ only

#8: Waffle Wonderland

Food

  • Joyful Chicken & Waffle
    • Deep Fried Chicken, House Made Waffle, Hot Honey Syrup & Scallions
  • Festive BBQ Pulled Pork and Waffle
    • House Made Waffle & BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake
    • Red Velvet Cake Glazed with Signature Cream Cheese Frosting

Drinks

  • Apple Cider Punch
    • Bourbon, Apple Cider, Ginger Beer & Lime Juice

#9: Waterway Bar

Food

  • Christmas Tree Pretzel
    • Served with Melted Cheese\

Drinks

  • Frozen Jack & Coke
  • Coquito
    • Bacardi Rum, Coconut Milk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Spices
  • Frozen Lime Margarita
  • Apple Ginger Mule
    • Whiskey, Ginger Beer, Apple Cider, Lime Juice
  • Frozen Strawberry Daquiri

#10: Happy Holi-Glaze

Food

  • Santa’s Cronut Chicken Sandwich
    • A Sweet & Spicy Chicken Sandwich topped with Coleslaw and Pickles
  • Peppermint Sled
    • Peppermint Donut Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream & Mini Peppermint Candy Cane
  • Smores Donut
    • Smores Buttercream, Fresh Crushed Graham Cracker, Chocolate Icing

Drinks

  • Gluwein
    • Warm Wine with Natural Flavors Infused with Star Anise & Cinnamon
  • Holiday Peppermint Eggnog
    • Eggnog, Vanilla Vodka, White Chocolate Liquor, Peppermint Schnapps, Garnished with a Peppermint Stick
  • Candy Cane Juice (non-alcoholic)
    • Peppermint, Vanilla, Cranberry, Lemonade

#11: Holiday Cheers

Drinks

  • Abita Christmas Ale
  • Abita Fluffernutter
  • Charles De Fere Cuvee- Jean Louis Ice Blanc
    • Served Over Ice with Citrus Fruit Garnish
  • Victory Merry Monkey Belgium Ale
  • Bold Rock Orchard Frost Cider
  • Hershey’s Porter with Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • Southern Tier Crème Brulee

#12: Wine Tasting Hut

Drinks

  • Featuring Stella Rosa
    • Black Berry
    • Moscato D’Asti
    • Rosso
  • Gancia Prosecco Brut

#13: Holiday Moonshine

Drinks

  • Butter Pecan
  • Shine Nog
  • Banana Pudding
  • White Chocolate & Strawberry Cream

#14: North Pole Eats

Green Vacation Deals Favorite: North Pole Newberg

A picture of the North Pole Newberg, one of my favorite dishes at SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration

The North Pole Newberg was one of my favorite things I’ve had at any festival this holiday season!  I am not even much of a soup person, but I thought it was so good.  The seafood (like shrimp, mussels, lobster, and scallops) was really good.  They tasted great the cream.  And the bread bowl was great.  It got softer because of the cream and the moist bread was really delicious.

Food

  • North Pole Newberg
    • Old Fashioned Seafood Newberg Served in a Bread Bowl
  • Mistletoe Lambchops
    • Rosemary Grilled Lambchops, Cranberry & Peppered Apple Relish
  • Oreo Cheesecake
    • Creamy Oreo Infused Cheesecake

Drinks

  • Christmas Spritz
    • Aperol, Prosecco, Orange Juice & Garnish with an Orange Slice
  • Hidden Seas Red Blend

#15: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Hut

Food

  • Fresh Baked Cookies
    • Double Chocolate Caramel
    • White Chocolate Cookie Butter
    • Chocolate Chip Nutella

Drinks

  • Premium Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa
    • Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream & Chocolate Shavings
  • Make Any Drink Jolly
    • Add Peppermint Schnapps, Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlua to make any drink Jolly!
    • For 21+ only.

#16: Christmas Comforts

Green Vacation Deals Favorite: The Main Event

Enjoy traditional holiday foods like turkey and stuffing during SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration

If you’re like my family, then one of your favorite parts of the holiday season is the delicious traditional holiday food.  If you want to eat these foods not just on Thanksgiving and Christmas, then we recommend the Main Event.  It has classic holiday foods like the fried turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, brown gravy, and cranberry.  And you can customize it if you don’t like one, like here we opted not to get the cranberry.  We really liked it and suspect you will too!

Food

  • The Main Event
    • Fried Turkey Breast, Cornbread Stuffing, Brown Gravy & Cranberry
  • Jingle Totchos
    • Tater Tots Loaded with Chili, Sour Cream, Cheese & Green Onions
  • Mini Pecan Pie
    • Crunchy Pecans Surrounded by a Sweet, Rich Filling & a Flaky Crust

Drinks

  • Merry & Bright
    • Tito’s Vodka, Pineapple, Midori, Granny Smith Apple & Lemon with Lemon Wheel Garnish

#17: Seasons Eatings

Green Vacation Deals Favorite: All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese

A picture of the All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese which you can get at SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration event

Sometimes there’s something so comforting about eating the foods we grew up with, and that’s what you get with this grilled cheese and tomato soup combo.  But it’s not just any standard sandwich, with great ingredients like smoked cheddar and Texas Toast.  This was a favorite of my family.

Food

  • Harvest Mac & Cheese
    • Pasta in a Creamy Beer Cheese Sauce, Topped with Bacon, Crispy Onions & Micro Greens
  • All Grown Up Birria Grilled Cheese
    • Texas Toast, Smoked Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar & Tomato Dipping Soup
  • Carolin’ Chili
    • Vegan Chili with Cornbread and Micro Greens

Drinks

  • Frost Bite
    • A Frozen Blend of Milagro Tequila, Cream de Cacao, Blue Curacao, Cream & Topped with Whipped Cream

#18: Lil Sweet Lil Salty Kettle Corn

Food

  • Freshly Popped Kettlecorn

Festive Food & Seasonal Sips Sampling Lanyard

Want to save money on all theses delicious food and drink options (and why wouldn’t you?).  Then consider purchasing a Festive Food & Seasonal Sips Sampling Lanyard.  We’ve found buying lanyards like these at festivals saves you money.  We talked about how the Seven Seas Food Festival Lanyard saved us money here.

Basically, how it works is you purchase one lanyard and it gets you either 5 food or drink items or 10 food or drink items, depending on which lanyard you purchase.  This can save you a lot of money versus buying each item individually.

You can purchase one of these lanyards here.

And speaking of saving money, you can find out how to save money on your SeaWorld tickets here.