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One of my favorite things about being a parent is experiencing magical moments with my children. There are few words to describe watching your children light up with wonder and belief and amazement while experiencing something new and wonderful.
Just a few days ago, our family had a magical moment at SeaWorld with 9 million Christmas Lights and Dinner with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
SeaWorld San Antonio takes the holidays very seriously! Their spectacular decorations and display of lights were breathtaking and magical.
Every where you looked there were fantastic Christmas displays, twinkling lights, jolly music, and holiday cheer being spread.
We arrived when the park opened early afternoon. The first thing we did was meet Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and all his friends.
Jayden joked that the Abominable Snowman and daddy had the same sized biceps. Hahahaha!!!
Of course, we couldn’t go to SeaWorld without seeing all the shows! They were spectacular and all of them had a sweet Holiday twist.
This was the first time the kids have ever seen dolphins and whales. The ooo’s and aaahhh’s from my kids were so fantastically wonderful. They laughed so hard at the Pet’s Ahoy show. And now they want to teach our dogs all kinds of tricks.
We had made our all-you-can-eat dinner with Santa & Mrs. Claus online. I knew this was going to be so much fun for the kids, but I had no idea how magically wonderful it would turn out to be!
It started while we were in line waiting to get into dinner… The “Elves” came out and introduced themselves to all the children waiting in line. I was so impressed with how they memorized all the children’s names.
When they seated us at our reserved table, the Elves immediately came up and talked to each child remembering all of their names.
We had an all-you-can-eat spread of delicious food. The kids always love getting to choose exactly what they want to eat and how much of it!
Jordan particularly loved the all-you-can-drink hot chocolate!
While we were eating, Mrs. Claus made her appearance and stopped at every table to chat about how Santa was working so hard with the elves on all the presents and she knew he was so excited to meet all of the children.
Santa arrive in a grand entrance and then gathered all the children at dinner around him by the fireplace. He read them “Twas the night before Christmas” and the elves sat on the floor with all the kids and giggled and hung on every Santa read right along with the kids.
We then had a buffet of delicious cookies and desserts. I don’t think I have ever seen my children’s eyes so wide when they were told they could have as much as they wanted!
Happy smiles all around!
When it was our families turn to meet Santa they could barely contain themselves and spoke over one another telling Santa what each other wanted for Christmas.
After all the children at dinner had seen Santa, the elves and my children played silly games and tried to play tricks on the “head elf.”
With most of the children busy with elf games, Jada saw Santa sitting in his rocker with no one around him and walked right up to him. She monopolized him with her stories for almost 10 minutes. Santa did look at me once or twice, but there was no way I was stopping my sometimes shy girl from telling Santa all the stories!
Dinner ended and we spent the rest of the night under 9 million twinkling lights, playing in Texas snow, having a dance party with Sesame Street, and riding a few rides.
Our night ended with a giant splash with Shamu Christmas Miracles.
If you want to experience the magic of SeaWorld at Christmas… GET YOUR TICKETS! There is no price I can put on our magical, memorable day.
Days later, the kids are still talking about all the things they loved.