SeaWorld Orlando is awash in Christmas, with 7 unique Christmas shows and decorations around the park, it’s easy to get completely swept away by the Christmas spirit.

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We also have an interview with SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather about why Christmas at SeaWorld is the must experience event when visiting Orlando.

So put your Santa snorkel on as we dive into a SeaWorld Christmas photo update.

Clyde and Seamore’s Christmas Countdown

I love the Sea Lion shows, because they are hilarious and they never quite go they way they are planned.  This show, features everyone’s favorite Sea Lions as they are assisted by an elf to get ready for Christmas and Santa Clause

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Polar Express Overlay of Wild Arctic

Every year the Wild Arctic simulator is overlaid with a Polar Express theme based on the movie and book of the same name.  This year SeaWorld added a fun a cappella group out front singing pop versions of Christmas classics.

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Sea of Trees

Twice nightly on the lagoon, Bayside Stadium and the Waterfront guests can watch a beautiful dancing light show with fountains and synchronized lighted trees on the water, all set to orchestrated Christmas music.

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Shamu Christmas Miracles

Shamu Christmas Miracles is not your average Shamu show.  This performance is one that I look forward to every year.  This show is powerful and larger than life, with a beautiful story that speaks to the everyday and extraordinary miracles found in our daily lives. Beautiful graphics, jumping whales, an incredible finale, gospel singer, saxophone player, fire balls, and fountains send the crowds to their feet clapping along as the whales drench the audience. This show alone is reason enough to visit SeaWorld Orlando for Christmas.

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Winter Wonderland On Ice

Bayside Stadium, which was originally used for for their water skiing shows, is set up for an ice skating show with different vignettes are full of pageantry, and beauty.

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Christmas Reflections – Fireworks

Guests at the Bayside Stadium and at the Waterfront have front row seats for the fireworks at the end of them night.  The end results is a great way to end a very merry day!

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Interview with Terry Prather

Terry Prather, the President of SeaWorld Orlando was nice enough to sit down with MiceChat to discuss why Christmas at SeaWorld is unique and special.

MiceChat: What do you want the guests to experience and takeaway from their visit to SeaWorld Christmas?

Terry Prather: It is an extension of our park, and takes the people, the animals and the attractions, and repackages to help celebrate Christmas.  When people come out, what we hope they walk away with is a sense of connection, a sense of celebration, and a greater sense of Caring.  And Caring not just for the Holiday, but also the natural world!

MiceChat:  If we can ask, of all the shows you offer for Christmas which show is your favorite?

Terry Prather: Oh I can’t pick, they are all different and they are all good.  Each show touches you in a different way!

To hear the rest of the interview with SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather, and a special exclusive interview with Kelly Faherty Clark about the temporary Shamu show that will be offered from January – April click play below and listen to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast where we discuss SeaWorld Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio with your host Eric, Mike and Erin.

That wraps up this update. We’ll be swimming back to SeaWorld again soon.