SeaWorld's Christmas celebration kicks off next weekend

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Things are getting furry and feathered and festive at SeaWorld, as SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration gets ready to kick off Nov. 15!

On Thursday's Good Morning Arizona, we had some visitors from SeaWorld: two Magellanic penguins, two otters, one sulphur-crested cockatoo, and one screech owl.  You can see all these cuties and more if you head over to SeaWorld this holiday season.

With special holiday-themed animal shows, real snow, live reindeer, Santa and more, SeaWorld is the place to be this Christmas season. Here are some of the highlights of SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration 2014 Highlights:

Shamu Christmas Miracles
-Shamu and friends celebrate Christmas with music and merriment, a female vocalist, and community Christmas choirs. Shamu Stadium transforms into a winter wonderland with new lighting, music, fountains and Christmas scenes on the 80-foot-wide LED screens.

Dolphin Island Christmas
-A brand new Christmas-themed dolphin show playing during the day at Blue Horizons Stadium.

Clyde & Seamore's Christmas Special
-SeaWorld's prankster-loving pinnipeds Clyde and Seamore have a hilarious holiday time in this new Christmas-themed sea lion and otter show.

-This winter wonderland at Arctic Plaza provides festive fun for the whole family including lots of snow, hills for the little ones to sled down and a snowball target area.

The Pets Rule Christmas
-A new specially-themed show featuring the shelter-adopted stars of the park's Pets Rule! show. As the winter season begins, the pets partake in holiday hijinks.

Santa's Christmas Village
-This magical, holiday area is brimming with Christmas fun! Guests can mingle with Christmas characters, enjoy a sweet treat such as a waffle-on-a-stick, and, on select dates, get a photo with Santa. Plus, Mrs. Claus invites everyone to bring their Christmas cheer to help her light a festive 40-foot tree.

Reindeer Training Academy
-Featuring real reindeer for guests to meet up-close!

Holiday Atmosphere
-SeaWorld will be decked out more than ever before, with more than one million holiday lights and a 40-foot tree with an animated light show. Outside Pets' Playhouse, guests will find the Cat's Christmas Parlor, where the feline stars of Pets Rule! hang out in their own Christmas-themed house. Plus, Southern California's largest Christmas tree - SeaWorld's 320-foot Christmas Tree of Lights - shines brightly above the whole park from dusk to midnight.

For park hours and more details about SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, visit or call (800) 257-4268.

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration
Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015