SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration 2022 Guide

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Are you ready for the biggest Christmas lights event in all of Texas?  Well, get ready for all of that and more at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration in 2023!

There are so many things that make this holiday celebration truly magical – and make it the largest Christmas celebration in Texas.  I’ll tell you all about these experiences.  And then I’ll tell you how you can save money on your ticket with fantastic discount prices!

SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Shows & Performances

They have some great Christmas shows this year!

O Wondrous Night

This new Christmas show at Nautilus Amphitheater is a fan favorite.  After all, it retells the story of the Nativity.  Except it’s the part of the story you’ve never seen before.  It’s the story from the point of view of the animals!

Yes, amazing puppetry, special effects. and actual animals make up the show.  There are also 30 Christmas carols and traditional Christmas music.  This the kind of show you and your family will love watching year after year.

Sesame Street Christmas Parade

Who doesn’t love a great parade?  Well, how about taking that up a notch by making the parade Christmas-centric.  Oh, and by having the parade starring popular Sesame Street characters.  That is exactly what SeaWorld has done, and the result is a wonderful holiday delight that adults and children can enjoy!

Rudolph’s Christmas Tree Light Show

See LED lights on SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas tree light up in sync with the sounds of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Tunnel of Lights

Here’s another time when Christmas lights will come to life while being in sync with country Christmas music.  You can experience this while waking under the Tunnel of Lights.

Merry Mariachis

Great news: Merry Mariachis is back at SeaWorld San Antonio!  Coca-Cola Lane at SeaWorld San Antonio will be full of the sounds of Mariachi this holiday season!

Rudolph’s Misfit Brass Band

Rudolph’s Misfit Brass Band is a live band performing popular Christmas songs (once again, weather permitting).

Elmo’s Christmas Wish

Enjoy singing and dancing from your favorite Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Zoe, and Grover.  You’ll learn about what they want for Christmas this year.  And everyone should gain a better appreciation for the true meaning of Christmas!

Elves Christmas Story

Everyone loves an elf that’s also an acrobat, right?  See him perform some amazing acrobatic tricks (weather permitting for this, too).

SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Experiences

Christmas Market

Ever wanted to visit a Christmas market in Europe?  Well, this year you can do it, Texas-style!  It features country décor and a unique Christmas tree made entirely of cowboy boots.  You can also enjoy a performance by a Christmas Blue Grass Trio.  You can buy great SeaWorld Christmas merchandise here.  And this is where you meet Santa!

Christmas Cove

Christmas Cove will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a different era, the 1950s.  This area features plenty of game stations and photo opportunities.

The Snowman Jam

After watching all the great performances, you may want to dance yourself.  You can do just that at the Snowman Jam.  You can dance while a live DJ remixes popular Christmas tunes.  And you can do all this while experiencing that rare snow in Texas!

A Wondrous Animal Connection

Here’s a chance to learn about some of the animals in the newest Christmas show, O Wondrous Night.

Photos with Santa

What is a Christmas celebration without a visit from Santa Claus himself?  SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration is a great place to get that perfect photo of your child with Santa.

But this Santa is no ordinary Santa.  He is a cowboy-hat-wearing Texan Santa!  So this really is the perfect photo opportunity!

You can find this at the SeaWorld Christmas Market.

Photos with Rudolph and Friends

Have you ever gotten a photo with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer himself?  Well, you can get a photo with not only Rudolph, but his friends, too, like Clarice, Bumble, Yukon Cornelius, and more.

Photos with Sesame Street Friends

You can also get a photo with popular Sesame Street characters dressed in festive holiday attire.


What is the holiday season without some shopping?  There are multiple stores or kiosks throughout the part:

  • Ornament Suite: has a variety of Nutcracker and other ornaments
  • Holly Jolly Marketplace: get Rudolph trinkets, apparel, glowing gifts, and more
  • Mistletoe Market: this marketplace sells traditional Christmas items
  • Christmas Currents: find the perfect item to take home with you here

Christmas Traditions Tour

This is an incredible experience, but it is one that costs extra.  It is a special tour where you are guided by one of Santa’s elves!

Here’s all you get with the tour:

  • Holiday meal experience with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Souvenir holiday mug with hot chocolate inside
  • Reserved seating at “O Wondrous Night” holiday show
  • Photo opportunity with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends
  • Family photo opportunity with killer whales

Just make sure you redeem your tour tickets prior to 4:00 PM at the Animal Interaction Center, which is located at the front of the park.  You can check in by 4:30 pm at the Dine with Orca pergola, which is located on the left side of Orca Stadium.

Click here to purchase a ticket.


What is the holiday season without delicious food that brings back wonderful memories?  There are a lot of great food and dining experiences at the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration.

Dinner with Santa

Join Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus for a special all-you-can-eat Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.  This is also a wonderful photo opportunity.  Click here to book a reservation.

Dinner with Rudolph & Friends

Enjoy dinner with Rudolph, Clarice, and their friends in a chef-prepared holiday dinner at Ports of Call.  Click here to book a reservation.

The Cozy Christmas Kitchen

You can enjoy an all-you-can-eat holiday feast at the Cozy Christmas Kitchen.  It includes pineapple glazed ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing, plus other traditional holiday favorites.

St. Nick’s Express

Enjoy foot-long corn dogs, festive soft serve, holiday funnel cakes, and more holiday treats at St. Nick’s Diner.

Christmas Market Café

Drink hot chocolate or hot apple cider and nibble on a holiday cookie after you visit the Christmas Market Café.

Kringle’s Coffee & Confections

Kringle’s Coffee & Confections sells flavored coffees (naturally), hot chocolate, festive holiday treats, and, perhaps most importantly, holiday spirits.

Frozen Fuzion

When things are heating up at Snowman Jam, you can cool down with a frozen fusion.


Here you can enjoy (what else?) sweet treats like holiday cookies, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and adult beverages.

SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration Coupon

So I am sure you didn’t forget about that great deal on tickets I told you about earlier!

Well, you can save up to 35% on your ticket by clicking here.