SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.
Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, beautiful landscaping and rides.
Unforgettable experiences begin immediately at Explorer's Reef, with opportunities to touch a shark and feel tiny cleaner fish gently nibble at your hands.
From there, guests dive into a world of dolphins, penguins, sharks, orcas and hundreds of other marine animals.
Little explorers can unlock the sea's deepest mysteries at Ocean Explorer, featuring family-friendly rides and animal encounters, while teens and tweens get #EELectrified on San Diego's tallest and fastest coaster, Electric Eel.
Tidal Twister, the world's first horizontal, infinity-loop coaster, is now open. Plus, every visit to a SeaWorld park helps its rescue programs, with 35,000 animal rescues and counting.
There's a reason for every season to visit SeaWorld, including the upcoming Halloween Spooktacular this fall and Christmas Celebration this winter.
At the same time, discover fascinating marine life throughout the park. SeaWorld's family of killer whales are ambassadors of the sea and can be seen in a whole different light at Orca Encounter, an unprecedented experience that is one-of-a-kind. Come experience a new way to connect with the ocean's most powerful predator. Witness their natural behaviors up close as an expansive infinity screen brings the killer whales' story to life in dynamic, immersive detail.
Plus, SeaWorld San Diego offers multiple aquariums and exhibits, like the Penguin Encounter and Shark Encounter attractions.
In the island-inspired Dolphin Days show, guests are immersed in the world of marine mammals. Dolphin Days combines spectacular dolphin and pilot whale behaviors with a close-up look at the animals and the special relationship they have with their trainers.
For thrill seekers, there's Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and of course, Manta and Electric Eel for roller coaster enthusiasts. For a relaxing, serene experience, there's Turtle Reef, where guests can see dozens of sea turtles swimming in their 280,000-gallon habitat. And for laughter and silly fun, California sea lions Clyde and Seamore show off with their trainers in Sea Lions LIVE.
For those who want to get even closer to some of the ocean's most interesting creatures, SeaWorld's animal encounters can be a dream come true: Dolphin Interactions allows guests to feed, touch and play with bottlenose dolphins; Beluga Interactions offer a unique chance to enter the water with beluga whales, gentle giants known as "sea canaries" for their bird-like vocalizations.
With all the fun happening inside SeaWorld, guests may not know what goes on behind the scenes, where zoological team members care for rescued animals that were found ill, injured or stranded on beaches along the San Diego coastline. Over the last 55 years, SeaWorld San Diego's Rescue Team has taken in and cared for more than 20,000 animals. The goal of the rescue program is to rescue, rehabilitate and return animals to the wild, giving them a second chance at life.
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