Families looking for fun-filled, holiday vacations can have it all at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place. From the special holiday shows and events, adrenaline rushing rides and of course the animals, the theme parks have something for every member of the family to celebrate the season.
SeaWorld Parks: Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio
Families can celebrate the holiday season with Shamu and friends at the three SeaWorld parks. Guests can take a wonderful voyage into the heart of the holidays as they experience the power and beauty of Shamu Christmas…Miracles. They’ll be immersed in a festive atmosphere of sight and sound, where thrilling holiday music soars as Shamu helps tell a story of reflection, understanding, peace, friendship and the everyday miracles that surround us.
Then embark on a heart-warming journey to the North Pole aboard the legendary The Polar Express. Discover the sights, sounds, and smells of the season as you, and your family, are immersed in the dazzling wonder of this beloved holiday classic.
SeaWorld Orlando’s holiday events take place Friday through Sunday nights, Nov. 25 – Dec. 11, and nightly Dec. 16 – 31.
SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration takes place on select dates from Nov. 19 – Dec. 11 and nightly Dec. 17 – Jan. 1, 2012.
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration takes place on select dates from Nov. 19 – Jan. 1, 2012.
All three SeaWorld parks are offering holiday vacation packages making a trip to SeaWorld more affordable and easier to plan. Visit SeaWorldVacations.com to find the best offers.
Visit SeaWorld.com for more information and park specific dates and hours. The holiday events and shows are included with park admission.
Busch Gardens Parks: Williamsburg and Tampa
Experience Busch Gardens Williamsburg in a whole new light during Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration. Holiday traditions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas will make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas!” Gaze at more than five million twinkling lights while enjoying Busch Gardens’ signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate. A complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa’s workshop and the parks’ 50-foot tall, light-animated Christmas tree.
Experience the fun European flair of Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Williamsburg Celebration, then travel back in time to early America with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Our Christmas Bounce Ticket gives you three consecutive days of unlimited access to American history and a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas. And for a limited time, save 20 percent* per ticket when you buy online.
*20 percent savings based on retail price of $60 for adults and $45 for children (ages 6-17.)
Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration opens Nov. 25 and will continue, select days through Dec. 31.
For more information, including a complete operating schedule, visit www.christmastown.com or call (800) 343-7946.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates the spirit of the season with the return of several holiday classics, then rings in the New Year with special entertainment and spectacular fireworks.
There’s a festive chill in the air when Busch Gardens presents Christmas on Ice, a limited-engagement ice-skating show bringing a graceful winter wonderland to life. The rest of the park is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring a cappella carols by the Men of Note, spectacular poinsettias, festive decorations and classic music.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s holiday events take place daily from Nov. 19 to Jan. 1, 2012 and are included with the price of admission.
Visit BuschGardens.com for more information, park specific dates and hours and information on vacation packages.
Sesame Place, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, is preparing for its all-new Christmas event. Set to begin on November 25, A Very Furry Christmas is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame pals. The park will transform into a winter wonderland filled with lights, trees, shows, music, treats, rides and Santa Claus!
This 19 day event allows guests to experience Sesame Place in a whole new way, with a 25-foot Christmas Tree that lights up the night in sync with Sesame Street holiday tunes and three all-new Christmas shows. Santa Claus will also visit the park each evening to hear Christmas wishes and pose for photos at Santa’s Workshop, where kids and adults alike will enjoy talking with a cheerful interactive snowman before being greeted by joyful elf attendants.
A Very Furry Christmas opens at Sesame Place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday, November 25th. The park will also open each evening from December 26 through December 31.
A Very Furry Christmas admission tickets are available for purchase at $19.99. Guests with 2011 and 2012 Season Passes are able to purchase a Christmas Pass for A Very Furry Christmas at a 30 percent discount for just $13.99. A Christmas Pass includes unlimited admission to all 19 operating days of A Very Furry Christmas and will also provide the pass member with a 30 percent discount on food and merchandise at Sesame Place during the event.
Visit SesamePlace.com for more information and specific dates and hours. To plan a Sesame Place holiday getaway, visit the Getaways section at SesamePlace.com
Printed from their press release. Photo credit: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens