Select Dates November 23, 2013 - December 31, 2013
SeaWorld truly captures that magical holiday spirit with their 'under the sea' Christmas decorations in every area of the park. The Waterfront at night comes to life with all the lights, carolers and a snowfall. Gaze at the magical "dancing" Sea of Trees and enjoy treats & drinks at the Christmas Market. Don't miss Clyde & Seamore - their special shows are always their best.
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New Year's Eve at SeaWorld


"Ring in 2014 SeaWorld style by celebrating our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share! A spectacular musical celebration with DJs and live bands, plus a bold fireworks display, send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is splashing waves of holiday spirit over the park (now nightly) the rest of December, and New Year’s Eve is included! Here in a wintery, watery wonderland, guests of all ages will enjoy loads of frosty fun as they watch stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, journey to the North Pole to meet Santa himself, then share a smile with a playful penguin at the South Pole while visiting the park’s newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin!

Enjoy added fun on New Year’s Eve as SeaWorld stays open until 1 a.m. and features additional entertainment. From a DJ spinning Latin-style tunes at The Waterfront, to top 40 hits playing at Wild Arctic, and local pop/rock artists Project DJ Slam performing at The Christmas Market, there’s plenty of music in the air. And the night wouldn’t be complete without fireworks lighting up the night sky! Kick off the New Year with a bang while watching an extended fireworks extravaganza during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks & Fountains Finale immediately following the last Winter Wonderland on Ice show."

Additional show times have been added for extended New Year’s Eve park hours; times listed below for all shows:
  • Clyde & Seamore Countdown to Christmas at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
  • O Wondrous Night at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Shamu Rocks at 9 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
  • Shamu Christmas Miracles at 7:30 p.m.
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice at 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 11:25 p.m. (Extended Holiday Reflections: Fireworks & Fountains Finale immediately following 11:25 p.m. show.)
(All show times are subject to change.)

We have yet to ring in the New Year with Shamu, so if you've experienced New Year's here, let everyone know what you thought in the comments section. Considering how festive the park is, and how they usually have DJ booths during their other events, we think this might be a fun place to celebrate. I would expect moderately heavy crowds, but you're in luck - this is the best park to be at when it's crowded. There are so many animal exhibits that you don't need to wait in line for along with the relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to just hang out.  

Plus, you can enjoy all the special Christmas shows during the day.