SeaWorld has ushered in the Christmas season that would put even Scrooge in the holiday spirit. For last year’s display they had 5 million lights for the park, which was rather significant. In 2017 the park upped their game to a total of 8 million lights transforming it into the biggest light display in the state, which is saying a lot considering that everything is bigger in Texas.
One of the biggest attractions is the Sea of Trees, which are Christmas trees in the lagoon and are activated by solar technology. Once they are lit they display an amazing and romantic view of the lagoon. The reflection off the pond made it a popular spot for romantic selfies and family pictures.
One of the many attractions are actual reindeer that visitors can get up close to and take pictures with. Along with the many lights there are several shows to see, one of which is “Clyde and Seymore’s Countdown to Christmas”, in which the two lovable sea lions begin preparing their home for Santa’s visit. The show features “Elfin”, one of Santa’s elves who speaks in rhyme and only Christmas wish is to be able to retire. The show also features humor that locals will laugh at, such as shopping at North Star mall and 1604 traffic. As you explore the park you will also be able to get your picture taken with Rudolph, Clarence and the Snowman which you can get pictures with and even dine with.
Along with the Yule tide themed attractions there are the usual ones as well such as the penguin, sea lion and dolphin exhibits.
But the park truly comes to life at night once the sun sets. The park has 8 million lights which transform the park into a living Christmas village diorama. Between the lights, attractions and music you can’t help but not get into the Christmas spirit. The only thing missing is the snowy weather that is absent from living in south Texas. SeaWorld also offers up some holiday cheer with their seasonal food and drink selections. Cinnamon rolls, hot toddies, cocoa, kettle corn, and more awaits your taste buds.
I highly recommend this attraction as SeaWorld has something for everybody. Whether you are into shows, conservation, marine life, the Christmas spirit or all the above, you’ll definitely love it. SeaWorld Christmas runs till January 2nd.