Sesame Place Character Dining: Guide to themed events like Elmo's Birthday, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras

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Sesame Place is a great theme park near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with great opportunities for kids to meet their favorite Sesame Street characters.

A great way for kids to meet these Sesame Street characters is with Sesame Place Character Dining.  You get to enjoy a great meal.  And then you get to see the Sesame Street characters.  I prefer this way of seeing the characters than, to say, waiting in line to see the characters.

And what’s neat is that right now, as part of Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest, there are some special themed character dining brunch experiences.  You will need to book these in advance which you can do here.  Here are the different themed Elmo’s Furry Fun Fest Dine Events.

Elmo’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash

Dates: January 29 & 30, 2022, February 5 & 6, 2022

It’s Elmo’s birthday, and you are invited to celebrate with him! You can enjoy a great meal while you hear great rock ‘n’ roll hits.

My Fuzzy Valentine’s Celebration

Dates: February 12 & 13, 2022

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with your Sesame Street friends.  There is singing, dancing, and Valentine’s Day-themed desserts.

Mardi Gras Celebration

Dates: February 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2022

Join Abby Cadabby, Elmo, and Cookie Monster for a great Mardi Gras celebration.  Dance along with your friends to classic New Orleans music while you enjoy a special meal.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Dates: March 5, 6, 12 & 13

It’s time to embrace Irish culture and enjoy seeing Elmo and friends dance a jig to great favorite Sesame Street songs at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.  You’ll enjoy the buffet and dessert.  Just make sure your wear green, since it is St. Patrick’s Day!

Big Bird’s Pajama Party

Dates: March 19 & 20

Put on your most comfortable PJs and come to the Big Bird’s Pajama Party, where you can sing and dance with Big Bird himself!  You also get a great buffet and birthday desserts.


So you know how I said the food was great at the Character Dining event?  Well, here is what is on the menu!


  • French Toast
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Waffles
  • Sausage
  • Home Fries
  • Bread Pudding
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Cheese Tortellini with Blush Sauce
  • Beef Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Seasonal Veggies

Salads & Cold Items

  • Caesar Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Seasonal Tomato Salad
  • Parfaits
  • Spinach Salad with Cranberries, Oranges, Goat Cheese

Kids Entrees

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chicken Fingers


  • English Muffins
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Bagels


  • Coffee
  • Fountain Drinks
  • Tea
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk

Discounted Sesame Place Tickets

In order to enjoy these dining experiences, you will need to have a ticket to Sesame Place.  You can get discounted tickets to Sesame Place by clicking here.