SeaWorld San Diego’s 2020 Christmas Celebration Kicks Off this Weekend Bringing Holiday Cheer to San Diego

[San Diego, CA] SeaWorld San Diego’s popular Christmas Celebration returned this weekend and there was plenty of fan favorites that returned to the event. Despite this unprecedented time, SeaWorld San Diego also introduced some new fun and safe experiences that guests can enjoy during the run of the event. Between meeting Rudolph and his friends, or even interacting with Sesame Street characters from a safe distance, the 2020 SeaWorld Christmas Celebration has it all!

What’s NEW at the 2020 Christmas Celebration:

  • Santa Presents: Christmas Animals Around the World: Hosted in the multipurpose ‘Nautilus Amphitheater’, the big man himself will be putting on a special Holiday presentation. Join Santa Claus in the open air amphitheater as he shares some of his favorite Holiday animals from Camels to Reindeers and even shares some different Holiday traditions around the world!
  • Rudolph’s Movie Experience: It’s always an annual tradition gathering the family members and sipping on hot cocoa while enjoy the classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. This year however, families can enjoy a shortened retelling of the Holiday classic on SeaWorld San Diego’s 150 foot screen! The show will be enforced with social distancing measures and there may even be a surprise appearance by Rudolph himself!
  • Kwanzaa Festivities: Another new experience for the Holidays this year, SeaWorld will celebrate the festivities of Kwanzaa! Taking place on select dates from December 26th through January 1st, guests can experience a joyous time of reflection and celebration of African Heritage.
  • Cookies and Photos with Santa: SeaWorld will be offering an upgradable premium experience this year adding to the Christmas Celebration festivities. Join Santa Claus as he tells a Christmas story while kids enjoy activity sheets. Along with that, Santa’s favorite snack will be distributed in an outdoor setting and to commemorate the whole experience, guests can capture a socially distant photo with the big man himself.
  • Stocking Stuffer Christmas Trail: Guest ages 12 and under are invited to make their merry way around the park to collect sweet treats, small toys, and other fun surprises! The different items will be dropped by team members through a chute right into the kids Holiday bags which will be available for purchase at the SeaWorld Store!
  • Christmas Treasure Hunt: Treasure hunts have been a very popular thing at SeaWorld San Diego, and during the Christmas Celebration guests will be able to search for Santa Claus’ eight world famous reindeer’s individual gifts! Upon finding each location, guests will put the matching reindeer sticker on their card. Once the hunt is complete, they can then turn it into the gift shop for a special gift!

The SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration runs select dates until January 4th, 2021! Of course, among all the new and exciting experiences, there are plenty of returning favorites that SeaWorld San Diego is offering on top of all the outdoor animal encounters that are currently open throughout the park. Get your holiday shopping on at the Holly Jolly Marketplace filled with SeaWorld’s Holiday merchandise and even Rudolph themed merchandise. The Sesame Street Christmas Village will also be returning to this years event, draped in Sesame Street Christmas Decorations. There is tons more to see and do at this years Christmas Celebration and tickets are on sale today!

Guests with a sweet tooth and a hearty holiday appetite will delight in the season as the park’s culinary team presents NEW holiday inspired entrée items such as glazed ham sliders, a delicious winter kale and pear salad, delectable desserts including cinnamon rolls, peppermint cheesecake, and of course SeaWorld’s famous hot chocolate with a range of holiday-inspired candy toppings. Guests won’t want to miss this fan favorite with peppermint crumbles and whipped cream. Grown-ups can get even more festive with one of the park’s new winter cocktail options, or an ice-cold craft beer including holiday limited releases. As always, Pass Members can enjoy special deals and a discount of up to 20 percent on all food and beverage offerings to save more for other fun holiday shopping in the park!

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