New This Year: SnowWorld Promises a Winter Wonderland of Fun for Everyone. With special holiday-themed animal shows, real snow, reindeer, festive decor and more. A winter wonderland of snowmen, snowballs and family fun at SeaWorld's Arctic Plaza! This area will feature more than 6,500 square feet of fresh snow each day and impromptu visits with SeaWorld's arctic foxes, adding to the wintery atmosphere. SnowWorld will be open Daily Nov. 17- Jan. 5.
Only SeaWorld can offer this kind of unique experience: Shamu and friends celebrate with "Shamu's Christmas"; SeaWorld's prankster-loving pinnipeds (California sea lions) have a hilarious holiday time in "Clyde and Seamore's Night Before Christmas"; the cats and dogs at Pets' Playhouse take over and throw a Christmas party full of high-jinks in "Christmas Tails"; and the nightly lighting of SeaWorld's 320- foot Christmas Tree of Lights, is sure to put SeaWorld guests in the spirit of the season.
SeaWorld Aviculturist Linda Henry helps introduce an emperor penguin chick to the adult colony at the park's Penguin Encounter. The chick, hatched in September 2010, is the first emperor hatching at SeaWorld San Diego in eight years, and marks the 21st successful emperor hatching in the park's history.