Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
FREE Photo with Santa!
A Classic Christmas®!
Enjoy the magic of Christmas inside every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's store!
US: November 10 – December 24 | Canada: November 17 – December 24
How to See Santa:
1. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot in stores!
2.Get a Bass Pass!
A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore Santa's Wonderland® or shop the store while waiting in a virtual line. Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day.
FREE 4x6 studio-quality photoOther photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store!
FREE Photo with Santa! FREE Crafts, Games & Activities!
For more information or to find hours & event info for Santa's Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shop, click HERE
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION RETURNS WITH MORE LIGHTS THAN EVER BEFORE
SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION RETURNS WITH MORE LIGHTS THAN EVER BEFORE
Over 3 Million Sparkling Lights to Deck the Halls at SeaWorld Orlando Nov. 17 – Dec. 31
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2018) – This holiday season, there are more reasons than ever to join the merriment of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Guests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world as they create treasured memories together. Over 3 million sparkling lights will shine bright during the festive Christmas event, offered select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 17-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-31
Daily Holiday Favorites – Offered Daily: Nov. 17 – Dec. 31
Just Around the Corner
During Three Kings Celebration, guests will enjoy extended opportunities to see classic SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration experiences such as “O Wondrous Night” and “Sea of Trees.” Offered daily, January 1-6, Three Kings Celebration brings the holiday season to an incredible close at SeaWorld.
Best Way to Enjoy the Holiday Cheer
The best way to experience SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration and New Year’s with family and friends is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited time, Florida residents can become a Pass Member for as low as $9.99 per month, offer ends Nov. 30. Pass Members receive park benefits and rewards, including priority access to new attractions, in-park discounts and much more.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.
Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Orlando Blog for the latest SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration details and information and join the conversation using #SeaWorldChristmas.
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 our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. 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® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
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Celebrate Orlando’s Merry and Bright Season with 20 Holiday Events
ORLANDO, Fla - Imagine dancing snow flurries, unlimited hot cocoa and meeting the world’s most famous reindeer, without any of the hassle of the blustery winter cold – that’s how Orlando does the holidays.
This year, explore a glittering winter wonderland of holiday happenings for 59 days straight, at 20 festive events, all with average daily temperatures in the 70s. With everything from 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas trees and holiday-themed fireworks to castles frosted with magical snow and rockin’ New Year’s Eve parties for all ages, visitors and their loved ones can make holiday memories as unique as snowflakes with activities for everyone.
Travelers can check out VisitOrlando.com/Christmas for more details and to start planning their perfect winter getaway.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort is just one of 20 major holly jolly events happening in Orlando this holiday season.
Theme Park Holiday Events
Walt Disney World Resort | Select nights Nov. 8 - Dec. 21
Universal Orlando Resort | Select nights Nov. 17 - Jan.6
SeaWorld Orlando | Select nights Nov. 17 - Dec. 31
LEGOLAND Florida Resort | Select weekends Dec. 1-25
Holiday Events in and Around Orlando
A Unique New Year’s Eve in Orlando
Ring in 2019 at one of Orlando’s biggest celebrations. New Year’s Eve events across the destination invite guests to toast, dine and shine beneath massive fireworks shows at the theme parks and beyond.
The Orlando Destination
Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is the No. 1 family vacation destination, Theme Park Capital of the World®, and most visited destination in the United States. An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping, sports and nightlife. And, with 450 hotels, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed hotels.
Holiday Events in Seminole County
IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON, SO MAY THE CALENDAR KEEP BRINGING, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!
ORLANDO NORTH, SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (November 16, 2018) – Before the “big guy” sleighs into town and slides down the chimney, there are plenty of festive happenings throughout Seminole County to kick your holiday spirit into overdrive. Here’s a sampling; oh, and many are free!
Nov 10- Dec. 8
Festival of Trees at the Lake Mary Museum. Share your family Christmas stories and enjoy festive holiday decorations. 11 am-7 pm; Lake Mary Museum, 158 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary; free; 407-585-1481; lakemarymuseum.com.
Nov. 30-Dec. 23
Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland. Wekiva Island gets decked out in holiday spirit with snow slides, movies, train rides, Santa Claus visits and more. Wekiva Island, 1014 Miami Springs Road, Longwood; free; wekivaisland.com.
Friday, Nov. 30
Holiday Trunk Show. Meet artist Melissa Menzer and master bear maker Darlene Allen for a seasonal pop up show. 4-9 pm; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com.
St. Luke's Concert Series: Brass Band of Central Florida Holiday Concert. Lush arrangements of your favorite Christmas music to get you into the holiday spirit. 7 pm; St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; free; 407-365-3408; sllcs.org.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Holiday Fair. Gift fair featuring more than 75 local vendors and craftspeople. Shop for beautiful and unique items, homemade concessions and fresh food from the grill. 9 am-2 pm; St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; free; 407-365-3408.
Winter Wonderland. Holiday celebration with a parade and Christmas tree lighting. 4:30-9 pm; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593; winterspringsfl.org.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Christmas Concert. Big band swing for the holidays. 3-5 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $15; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Krampusnacht at Hollerbach's. Santa's evil counterpart arrives to punish the naughty and eat schnitzel. Costumes welcome. 7 pm; Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, 205 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-321-2204; willowtreecafe.com.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Return of Theatre Downtown's popular annual production of the Dickens classic. Theater West End, 115 W. First St., Sanford; TBA; 407-548-6285; theaterwestend.com.
Friday, Dec. 7
Sleigh: A Christmas Comedy. A young couple spends their first Christmas together, tackling all the holiday traditions with two very different expectations. Meanwhile, a pair of shopkeepers redefine "rivalry" as they coax customers away from their competitor. 7:30 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $18-$22; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.
Winter on the Avenue. This holiday street party features a flurry of activities, including the annual tree lighting ceremony. 5-10 pm; Downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free; cityofwinterpark.org. Saturday, Dec. 8 Candy Cane 5K Santa will be there to greet runners as they run, jog or walk across the finish line. The first 700 finishers receive a medal and everyone receives a T-shirt. 8-11 am; Central Winds Park, 1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs; $25-$30; 407-588-2175.
St. Lucia Festival. Annual tribute to Seminole County's Swedish heritage with a traditional Christmas procession and tasty dessert-tasting. 1-4 pm; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-665-2489.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Let There Be Joy! The CFCArts Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra present a musical program full of holiday classics. 7:30 pm; Northland Performing Arts Center, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood; $10-$50; 407-949-4000; cfcarts.com.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Ballet Fedotov: The Nutcracker. The talented dancers from Ballet Fedotov and the Russian Academy of Ballet Alafaya present this classic holiday story of a young girl named Clara who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against the Mouse King. 4 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $23-$28; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.
Sunday, Dec. 16
OBB: Christmas Memories – Music of White Christmas. Music from the motion picture White Christmas. 7:30 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $23-$30; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Phantasmagoria's A Christmas Carol. Phantasmagoria returns with their own unique adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale. 2 & 7:30 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $22-$25; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com.
Unwrapped: A Holiday Burlesque Show with the Black Garter Dolls. Holiday burlesque show. 9 pm; Wop's Hops, 419 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; $10-$20; blackgarterdolls.com.
Wekiva Island Boat Parade. Boats decorated in Christmas lights illuminate the Wekiva River for hundreds of spectators in a uniquely Floridian procession. 7 pm; Wekiva Island, 1014 Miami Springs Road, Longwood; free; wekivaisland.com.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, a booming micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to airboating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over Orlando and beachfront hotels. All this and it’s less than an hour’s drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.DoOrlandoNorth.com
SEAWORLD ANNOUNCES EXPANDED EVENT LINEUP FOR 2019
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