Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas fun at sea world

There's just something so special about the month of December. I've noticed that the older my kids get, the more magic I see in their eyes which makes me want to take them to all the fun Christmas things! And when I came across Sea World's Christmas Celebration I knew My kids would love it. We've fallen in love with San Diego and we always find a way to get ourselves out there, plus it's only a two hour drive. So this was a perfect excuse to take a little two day road trip -Christmas fun and our favorite city, total win! To top it off we decided to keep it a surprise for the girls.
Let's just say that there was no question about how shocked and excited they were when we pulled up. The park was literally transformed into a Christmas wonderland! The first thing you can see when you drive up is a huge Christmas tree full of ornaments and there's Christmas music playing throughout the park. I knew the park had LOTS to offer and it's normally hard to fit it all in one visit, so I could only imagine how hard it would be with all the Christmas fun thrown in. The planner in me looked at their website ahead of time and planned out a few things that I knew the girls would love. I knew we wanted to watch the Orca encounter because it was one of my favorites growing up. I decided to book lunch with the orcas before the show and I highly recommend this! It's absolutely amazing. We were lucky and got some great seats. The girls sat right up against the glass where the orcas would slide up on the deck. So cool. They loved it and got a kick out of the whale name Courtney! Jules was a little nervous her food would get wet, haha totally Jules, but once it started she enjoyed every second. Plus the food was really good!

After lunch and the show we had a Christmas show planned but the girls really wanted to just play and run around, so we followed their lead. They got on a few rides, shopped, and talked with Santa's elves in the Christmas Village. They loved the village! We met an orca, danced, sang carols with the elves and ate and drank way too much sugar.

The one thing I knew I had to see was the new, O Wonderous Night, A Christmas Story, show. It was magical, I would go again just to watch this! I was a little nervous the girls wouldn't be able to sit through it but they loved it too. It was beautifully done and very kid friendly. Jules was able to follow along and understood the story. The singing was so beautiful and we all loved the animals that were brought out. It's just an overall great show about the birth of Jesus. 
Once it got dark the entire park transformed and there were Christmas lights everywhere. So pretty! We walked around and looked at all the pretty lights and ended up in Roudlophs Christmas town, where the girls ran around, ate more fun food and took pictures with all the fun lights.

We stayed until the park closed and headed to our hotel for the night. We like staying near Sea Port Village off the water. It's a cute little spot with lots of shops and fun places to eat. That's actually where we ended up having dinner, above the water on a dock at the San Diego Pier Cafe. If you're ever there you must try it, it's amazing. And if you're looking for something fun and local you can take your family to this Christmas season you must look into Sea Worlds Christmas Celebration!

We were lucky enough to partner with Sea World. All opinions expressed are my own.

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