When our friend Heidi asked if we wanted to go to Sea World yesterday, we jumped at the chance! When we found out our friend Lauren and her girls would join us, we were even more excited!
Our season passes are good through January and we had heard Sea World does a wonderful Christmas show. It was fun from all sides! They have lots of photo opportunities, all of the shows are tweaked to include Christmas, the whole place is festive, and the crowds are light!
Abby was especially excited to get a new Sesame Street stuffed animal. We bought Honkers this time. She only needs a few more to have the full set. At $11 each, they make for a great little souvenir!
I will not lie that we spent most of our time in the Sesame Street Bay of Play area. With 4 girls under the age of 6, it was the place to be. In the holiday SS show, the gang explained Christmas to Abby Cadabby.
We also saw Shamu!
His show was the miracle of Christmas and include the wise men and all! It was a wonderful message!
We walked to a part of Sea World we hadn't seen before- did you know they have animals there, too? I kid! The penguin display was stinky, but fun to see.
After the penguins, we made our way to the Christmas Market with trees, Santa, angels, and more!
I highly recommend going at night- it was just beautiful. They used tons of blue lights that created this "cool" look, like ice. This is the entrance/exit where the Santa mariachi band was playing.
We rode the Sea World Express (small train) through an icy area near the water that was covered in white trees, blue and purple lights, and had inflatable Santas of all sorts.
Finally, we explored the Candy Cane Forest. By day, it was a gathering of trees with large candy canes in the ground...
By night, it was magical!
We plan to go back just after Christmas for Abby's birthday!