June 16, 2024

Texas’ Largest Christmas Celebration Returns in San Antonio with More Magic, Food, and Fun

Get ready for the most magical Christmas celebration in Texas as SeaWorld San Antonio announces its grand return with a dazzling array of lights, holiday-themed areas, and new exciting additions. This year’s event, spanning 43 days, promises to be bigger and brighter than ever, filling the marine life theme park with the festive spirit.

Christmas Festivities Galore

The holiday traditions continue at SeaWorld San Antonio, with millions of sparkling lights and an abundance of Christmas cheer. Returning favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the toe-tapping tunes of the “Merry Mariachis” are set to spread joy and merriment.

Key highlights of this year’s event include:

New Culinary Delights – A brand-new addition to the Christmas celebration is the Christmas food sampling lanyard, which allows guests to savor a variety of delectable Christmas menu items. The menu features tantalizing options like hot tamales, home-cooked pork pozole, and a mouthwatering smoked brisket Frito pie. To satisfy your sweet tooth, indulge in mini holiday bundt cakes paired with a warm hot chocolate. For the adults, there are must-try festive cocktails like the “Merry & Bright Margarita” and the “Jolly Elf,” offering a delightful blend of flavors.

Jinglin’ Around the Block Party – Join your favorite Sesame Street characters as they welcome Santa’s elf, Figgy, to Sesame Street. Little ones can enjoy dancing with Elmo and friends, turning Sesame Street Bay of Play into a Christmas wonderland.

13 Specialty-Themed Christmas Areas – With 13 uniquely themed areas, the entire park is transformed into a winter wonderland. From a Texas-style Christmas at Christmas Market to a 1950s-inspired Christmas Cove, and the whimsical Snowman Village, guests can explore a diverse range of festive settings.

Jolly Entertainment – Enjoy a unique festive fiesta with Christmas carols from the Merry Mariachis and meet the Nutcracker Stilt Walkers. Pathway shows like Rudolph’s Misfit Brass Band will keep the holiday spirit high.

One-of-a-Kind Photo Opportunities – Capture cherished moments with Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and other North Pole residents.

Sesame Street Christmas Parade – The beloved Christmas parade returns with festively decorated floats, heartwarming performances, and Sesame Street characters spreading holiday cheer.

Special Dining Experiences – Create new Christmas traditions with “Dinner with Santa” and “Dine with Rudolph and Friends.” These experiences offer festive feasts, warm conversations, and memorable moments. (Reservations required)

O Wondrous Night Stage Show – The heartwarming and award-winning show, “O Wondrous Night,” makes its return, retelling the Nativity story through the eyes of the animals who witnessed it. This enchanting performance, featuring puppetry and inspirational carols, captures the true essence of the season.

Marine Magic – No visit to SeaWorld is complete without spending time with the incredible marine animals, from orcas and dolphins to sharks and puffins, among others.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration runs on select days from November 9 through January 2. For more details and to plan your visit, please visit SeaWorldSanAntonio.com. This year’s celebration promises to be a memorable holiday experience for families and friends alike.