SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration Offers Unlimited Holiday Cheer at Limited Capacity Earlier than Ever Before
With enhanced health and safety measures, Christmas Celebration kicks off November 13 with amazing animals, furry and festive characters, classic Christmas festivities, and all-new holiday experiences for the whole family to enjoy
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 13, 2020) – SeaWorld’s fan-favorite Christmas Celebration is back this year with an ocean
of holiday cheer across more than 100 acres of outdoor space decked with sparkling lights, decorations,
holiday festivities, and an earlier start than ever before! SeaWorld is open as an accredited zoo with limited
capacity and enhanced health and safety measures. From sea lions, dolphins, penguins and sea otters, to
Santa Claus himself, SeaWorld’s premier Christmas event kicks off November 13 and runs on select dates
through January 4, 2021.
SeaWorld is ready to ring in the holidays! Treetops will glisten with twinkling lights at the Sesame Street
Christmas Village where families can enjoy physically-distanced photo opportunities with everyone’s
favorite furry friends. The ALL-NEW Santa Presents: Christmas Animals Around the World outdoor
presentation features live animals (including camels and reindeer), representing how the holidays are
celebrated in different parts of the world.
To celebrate the season safely, SeaWorld consulted with medical experts to offer a modified event with
required reservations and limited capacity. This seasonal event features open-air entertainment and
experiences as well as enhanced health and safety measures, including increased cleaning and sanitation,
temperature checks, face covering requirements and physical distancing. Christmas Celebration is included
with park admission and is free for Pass Members and Fun Card holders. Tickets are on sale now and
advance reservations are required for all visitors to manage capacity. Starting November 16, holiday
shoppers can dive into some deep-sea savings with SeaWorld’s “Black Friday” deals including incredible
savings on annual passes and Fun Cards.
WHAT’S NEW FOR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 2020:
CHERISHED TRADITIONS RETURN:
Eat, drink and be merry
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!
Black Friday Deals:
’Tis the season to shop, and with SeaWorld’s biggest sale of the year, the perfect holiday gift is only a click
away. Value seekers can take advantage of these online-only offers Nov. 16–30:
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Christmas Celebration is included with park admission for single-day visitors, Pass Members and Fun Card
holders. Tickets are on sale now and date-specific reservations are required for everyone. Visitors can take
advantage of up to $30 in savings on single-day tickets, or, for an even bigger value, purchase a SeaWorld
Annual Pass, which includes FREE parking, up to 50 percent off in-park purchases, access to special rewards and much more. Pass Members can enjoy all of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration in 2020, plus the exciting lineup of seasonal events in 2021, AND the park’s all-new floorless dive coaster, Emperor, slated to debut next year. Every visit to a SeaWorld park helps support its animal rescue program, with more than 37,000 and counting.
Health and safety
In compliance with state safety guidelines for zoos, SeaWorld, a licensed, permitted and accredited zoo, is
operating with enhanced health and safety protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face
covering requirements, and temperature screenings. SeaWorld San Diego is committed to the health and
safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in our care. The park has worked diligently with state and
local health officials, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict
health, safety and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving
industry standards and methodologies, public health, and governmental directives, and advancing scientific
knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19. SeaWorld San Diego is excited to continue to provide our
guests with fun, inspiring and memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs
during this time. For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the
resort, including key operational changes, visit https://seaworld.com/san-diego/park-info/park-safety/faq/
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