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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 2022!
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!
Ocean Discovery: A Splash of Christmas
This is a brand new show starring the park’s very own beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins! It is even set to the Nutcracker Suite.
O Wondrous Night
This new Christmas show at Nautilus Amphitheater is sure to become 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 Christmas music. You can experience this while waking under the Tunnel of Lights.
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!
Christmas Market Country Singers
Another style of music you can hear at this festival that’s also very popular in Texas is country music. Local Texas Country artists will be performing at the Christmas market area (weather permitting, of course).
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
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 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 Diner
Enjoy foot-long corn dogs, festive soft serve, holiday funnel cakes, and more holiday treats at St. Nick’s Diner.
Here, you can enjoy turkey burgers, mac & cheese bowls, roast beef sandwiches, and salads.
Christmas Market Café
Drink hot chocolate or hot apple cider and nibble on a holiday cookie after you visit the Christmas Market Café.
Christmas Coffee Shop
The Christmas Coffee Shop sells flavored coffees (naturally), hot chocolate, festive holiday treats, and, perhaps most importantly, holiday spirits.
Hate lines? Worry about getting the best seat?
Worry no more by taking advantage of these upgrades!
Santa’s Sleigh Reserved Seating
Get reserved seating to:
- Ocean Discovery: A Splash of Christmas
- Sea Lion Spotlight
- Orca Encounter
- O Wondrous Night
This upgrade also comes with a collectible mug with 1 free fill of hot chocolate.
Click here to purchase this upgrade.
This gets you all the same things as Santa’s Sleigh Reserved Seating. But it also gets you unlimited priority access to participating rides!
Click here to purchase this upgrade.
O Wonderous Night Reserved Seating
Get a reserved seat for the new O Wondrous Night show at Nautilus Amphitheater.
Click here to purchase this upgrade.
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.