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“SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration” 2018 Shines Bright with 9 Million Lights

Josie Villela |

Special Holiday OfferFor a Limited Time Only, Buy a Money-Saving Twinkle Ticket for Just $39

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 13, 2018) – SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration is intent on making spirits brighter than ever this holiday season with 9 million shimmering lights, the largest lighting display in the state of Texas, for 35 select days – between Nov. 17 through Jan. 6, 2019.

As part of SeaWorld’s transformation into a winter wonderland, guests won’t want to miss the newSesame Street® Christmas Parade, on select dates, with fantastic floats decorated for the celebration. In addition, the parade promises show-stopping music and dance performances that will have everyone moving to the melodies with their favorite Sesame Street furry friends.

To help guests enjoy all the fun of Christmas, SeaWorld welcomes back the Christmas Traditions Tour, with one of Santa’s expert elves as guide. The tour includes a family photo with Santa Claus, a meet-and-greet with live reindeer, an exclusive meet-and-greet with a beluga whale, reserved seating at SeaWorld shows, a holiday mug with delicious hot chocolate and a twinkling Christmas necklace.

Another new addition is SeaWorld’s Christmas Karaoke, which enables guests to show off their vocal talents by selecting and singing along to their favorite Christmas songs.  The Christmas Celebration also features Santa Claus, a variety of holiday-themed activities and shows, and a selection of the season’s favorite holiday foods. Guests can meet Rudolph and his friends – Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble – during photo and dining opportunities. For a detailed list of activities, visitSeaWorldSanAntonio.com/Christmas.

During the Three Kings Day celebration featuring a living nativity scene and live camels, Jan. 1-6, families can commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men. The new event brings SeaWorld’s holiday season to an incredible close with festive cuisine and celebratory experiences that honor the cherished traditions of Latin cultures.

“Our SeaWorld team goes all out to make the park a truly festive and family-focused holiday destination,” said Carl Lum, SeaWorld & Aquatica Park President. “The dazzling decorations and special holiday entertainment help families from near and far create lasting memories. The Christmas Celebration also offers innumerable opportunities for great photos and video of families celebrating together.”

As a special holiday treat for Christmas Celebration-goers, SeaWorld is offering a $39 Twinkle Ticket, a money-saving admission that’s available for purchase online through Nov. 16.  It’s valid for a one-day visit to SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration festivities and can be used any day from Nov. 17 through Dec. 31.  For more information and to purchase a Twinkle Ticket, visitSeaWorldSanAntonio.com.

In addition to the Twinkle Ticket, SeaWorld will have a variety of discounts available through its Blue Friday promotion, the park’s version of the Black Friday shopping phenomenon. Guests can take advantage of discounts of 25 percent off  on SeaWorld & Aquatica Annual Passes; 40 percent off animal interaction programs; 50 percent off on all tours; 30 percent off on day camps, resident camps and family sleepovers; 30 percent off on Christmas-themed dining opportunities; and a buy one, get one (BOGO) Free on quick queue and reserved seating. Offers will be available at SeaWorldSanAntonio.com beginning Nov. 19.

In keeping with SeaWorld’s ongoing commitment to conservation, all 9 million Christmas Celebration lights are LED-based, utilizing up to 90 percent less energy than traditional holiday lights. The park also will utilize solar energy to power portions of the massive holiday display.

About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of the world. SeaWorld is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal husbandry, behavioral management, veterinary care and animal welfare. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® rescue teams have helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

SeaWorld owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over the company's more than 50-year history, it has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States. Many of the parks showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection and all of the parks feature a diverse array of thrill and family rides, shows, educational demonstrations and/or other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more.

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