There's never a bad time to visit SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, but the parks are completely transformed around the holidays. That means now is the best time to book your next trip! In addition to the millions of impressive Christmas lights on display and festive holiday shows on the way, you can catch special events featuring Sesame Street characters and more over the next couple months. Here are all of the upcoming events to help you plan your next visit.
Sesame Street's 50th Birthday at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
On November 9th and 10th your family can celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street. The Sesame Street Safari of Fun play area will offer DJ dance parties, character strolls and complimentary cupcakes, served at the Sesame Pavilion! The festivities begin at 1:00 PM and will run to 3:00 PM each day of the event, and it's included in your park admission.
Praise Wave at SeaWorld Orlando
Christian music fans can catch uplifting live concerts at SeaWorld Orlando each Saturday from November 2nd to November 16th. The hottest names in Christian music light up the stage at Nautilus Theater at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. These free concerts are included in regular park admission.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Named one of USA Today's top 10 holiday events, Busch Gardens Christmas Town brings together festive shows, yummy yuletide treats and the fun Sing-A-Long Train. Be dazzled by millions of twinkling lights throughout the Christmas Town Village, where your family can meet Santa. The event runs from November 16th through January 6th, with extended hours on weekends and select dates including more festive experiences and nighttime rides on Florida's best thrill rides.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
It's Christmas every day at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration from November 23rd through December 31st in 2019. Your family can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends at the Christmas village, where it always snows. During the event SeaWorld Orlando is transformed with over 3 million twinkling lights around the park, including the not-to-be-missed Sea of Trees display! Plus, there are seasonal shows to catch like "O Wondrous Night," featuring carols, puppets and a real-life nativity scene with real animals.
Guy Harvey Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Meet the famed artist, Guy Harvey, on December 7th and 8th, where you can learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife. He will be available for autographs, meet and greets and more at select times in the Xcursions gift shop.
New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
On December 31, celebrate New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando with a special bold fireworks display and musical celebration. Celebrate our connection to the sea and the world we share as you ring in the new year with vibrant fireworks and festive entertainment that will take place throughout the park.
Three Kings Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Continue your Christmas traditions with the return of the Three Kings Celebration on January 4th through the 6th in 2020. This cultural celebration tells the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem. It will include a bi-lingual storyteller, live musical entertainment and Busch Gardens’ dazzling display of twinkling lights.
All of these events are included in your general theme park admission. Whether you're visiting SeaWorld or Busch Gardens this season, there is always something special happening! And remember to purchase your discounted tickets here for the best deals around.