Sea World’s Christmas Celebration

This year we’re heading out on a Texas Christmas/holiday tour. We started off at Sea World San Antonio for Sea World’s Christmas Celebration.

We had reservations at 5 for dinner with Santa. We arrived a few hours earlier so we would have time to walk around. As soon as we walked into what the boys call the lobby of the park, we were greeted by the sound of Mariachis playing. I loved the Christmas outfits they were wearing. Once we moved past the entrance we stopped at Coca-Cola Lane to decide where we were going to go.

JT said that he knew exactly where to go so we followed him. I figured that he was probably going to the penguins and I was correct. He loves penguins. We walked though Peace on Earth and past a few snowmen and into the penguin building.

After the penguins, we headed into Christmas Cove and the boys played a few games. They weren’t the only ones playing though. There were also elves and a mime.

Once we were done in Christmas Cove, we moved onto Sea World’s Christmas Market. First, we met some reindeer and then we went on Rio Loco. The boys were very excited about that and I was happy that the waterfall was turned off so we didn’t get too wet. They had also been wanting to try the air dryer because we were curious about how well it works. It did work but I felt it was harder to get your pants dry. I think if you’re hair was wet, it would probably dry your hair pretty well.

After we finished drying off a bit, we walked a bit further to where Rudolph and friends were and the boys got new shirts to wear and then we headed back over to our dinner.

The dinner was buffet style and included turkey and carved roast beef along with sides and salad. During dinner, the elves and mime introduced Mrs. Claus. Santa joined a little later. He read a story to the kids and then took pictures with them. After pictures with Santa it was time for dessert.

Once dinner was over we walked around a little more to look at the lights before heading out.

We always love going to Sea World during the holidays; the lights are pretty and the theming is fun. It was a great kickoff to our holiday tour.

What is one of your favorite places to go for the holidays?