SeaWorld Orlando has unveiled another year of Christmas cheer as their holiday celebration drapes the entire theme park with countless colorful lights and enough lively entertainment to fill each evening with festive fun. Whether religious or not, all guests can enjoy the vibrant displays that transform SeaWorld into a winter wonderland by night.
An impressive amount of Christmas decor can be found throughout the park, particularly enjoyable after dark, all included with park admission. On select nights through December 31, the park shows off its most wonderful time of the year with a few new additions for 2013 making their holiday season even brighter.
It’s impossible to miss the giant Christmas tree and snow man that greet guests upon entering SeaWorld Orlando, immediately thrusting everyone into the holiday spirit.
Just down the path, a zany pair of Santa’s elves pose for pictures and play games like hide-the-presents with children, just a small part of the lively street entertainment found throughout the event.
The Christmas Marketplace lines the waterfront with booths selling souvenirs and holiday treats. New in the area this year is a miniature train set transporting Christmas trees from the North Pole farm.
Tip: Avoid the S’mores. They’re a gooey mess in all the worst ways.
Just as day turns to night, a new Sea of Trees lighting ceremony takes place featuring a few “local” Christmas council members, pulling audience members in to thank them for their community contributions to this bayside town. It’s all part of the story that’s designed to bring guests together as if they are all neighbors.
In the end, a child is chosen to ring the bell to light the Sea of Trees for its first performance of the evening – one of the most impressive sights at SeaWorld’s Christmas celebration.
Video: Sea of Trees lighting ceremony and performance at SeaWorld Orlando
A Christmas time evening at SeaWorld Orlando flies by quickly with so much to see in a schedule that offers back-to-back entertainment for several hours. It’s easy to simply wander the park enjoying the many decorations, with lots of colored lights brightening up nearly every corner.
The park even has a few “Let it Snow” moments throughout each evening in select areas.