If you’ve never experienced SeaWorld San Antonio at Christmas, you’ll want to add a trip to San Antonio onto your holiday wish list.
SeaWorld San Antonio at Christmas is something that I first experienced 2 years ago and I’ve never forgotten the magic I felt as I walked through the park, especially at night. There’s nothing quite like it with over 1 million lights.
And for those of us who celebrate the birth of Jesus, SeaWorld is one of the few places where it is highlighted in everything from a life-size manger to the singing of Silent Night at the close of the park.
It is magical.
One of my favorite places that is transformed during Christmastime is Candy Cane Forest. It’s breathtaking when the sun goes down, but still lively during the day. With trees wrapped in red and white lights, it’s a photographers dream.
But the holiday fun doesn’t end there. This is where you want to stand in line for some sweet treats or drinks like their signature hot chocolate, egg nog or cider!
Then it’s off for a visit to Snow World!
Who would have thought I’d be wearing my snow boots in San Antonio, Texas? It’s true! I planned ahead since I knew that Snow World was on the agenda. It’s so popular that you’ll want to get there early in the day. But once there, you’ll be able to go snow-tubing, throw a few snowballs or even play with Tonka Trucks in the snow (the younger crowd of course)!
So much fun!
Parents – you will want to stop by the Snowglobe Photo-opp! This is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time and so creative. Perfect for the annual family Christmas card. They take families in one at a time for the photo-opp! It was so much fun! There are different packages you can purchase – so worth it!
But what would be more fun at Christmastime than a visit to see Santa?
In fact, SeaWorld not only provides opportunities to meet Santa and real reindeer, but you can even (for a fee) have dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus! I had just such opportunity a couple weekends ago. Reservations needed!
Vintage was the Christmas theme both inside and outside the venue for dinner. From Mrs. Claus’ kitchen with the red and white stripe fabric to the old fashioned chairs in the dining area, it was spectacular and right out of a storybook. Elves kept us entertained while we ate an amazing meal (buffet style) until the big man arrived. And Mrs. Claus is an amazing cook – just sayin!
When Santa arrived he read Twas the Night Before Christmas to all the children (and us adults too). He was simply perfect and chatted with all the boys and girls. Okay, I’ll admit I got a selfie with Santa (you do follow me on Instagram, right?). 🙂
A trip to SeaWorld San Antonio at Christmas is something you’ll never forget.
And I’ve got something special to give away to one of my lucky readers!
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For extra fun, be sure to check out some of my other SeaWorld posts:
- SeaWorld Scavenger Hunt Tutorial
- Our Swimming Lessons at SeaWorld Aquatica
- SeaWorld’s Official App
- Top 5 Reasons I’m heading to SeaWorld’s Aquatica
- Getting Wild Again as a SeaWorld San Antonio Wildside Ambassador
(I am a SeaWorld Wildside Blog Ambassador and have been provided annual park passes for myself and my family in addition to other perks throughout the year. I was not asked to write this post. All opinions are my own.)
CONGRATULATIONS TO #63 Angela S