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O’ Wondrous Night at Sea World Review

Disclaimer: I received free tickets to the Sea World Christmas event for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are my own. 

One of the shows at the Sea World Christmas event is called O’ Wondrous Night. This show is really good! What I loved most about this show was that they showed the real meaning of Christmas.  I was chatting with the park president Terry Prather about my excitement about this particular show.  He told me that Sea World is not ashamed to show the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. Honestly, that alone makes me more of a Sea World fan.

Before the show there is a violinist who warms up the crowd by playing some familiar Christmas songs. She was very talented and was able to engage the crowd in singing along.

O' Wondrous Night at Sea World Review

Then we got to see the show. The show opens up with just seeing the star. Then the singers surround the star as it lifts up. It is a very beautiful scene.  After the star rises the entire choir comes out and starts singing the opening song. The way the nativity story is told is so cute.  It is a puppet show and the donkey, dove, and sheep each tell the story of how they are responsible for the birth of Christ happening in the the manger. Actually they fight over who gets credit for Jesus being born in the stable. Between each scene a beautiful rendition of a different Christian Christmas song was sung. My favorites were Mary, Did you know? and Go tell it on the mountain.


First, the donkey tells everyone he is the reason Jesus was born in the manger because he helped them get there.


Second, the dove  tells everyone she is the reason Jesus was  born in the manger because she brought the barn keys to the inn keepers attention.


Third, the lamb tells everyone she is the reason Jesus was born in the manger because she kept Mary and the baby warm with her wool.


Finally, the camel comes in and tells everyone that no single person is responsible for the birth of Christ in the manger. He tells them that when you help others, you are  keeping the Christmas spirit alive.

After the story there is a beautiful live nativity with goats, sheep, camels, donkeys, and doves. The doves are released out over the audience. It does get a little smelly near  the end, but you have to remember you are in the “barn”.

It is a beautiful depiction of the Nativity story. I enjoyed it very much and almost expected a gospel presentation.  I believe focusing on  birth of Christ by a major amusement park is pretty brave. I think another thing that was nice was while there were elves and reindeer, I never saw a Santa. I may of just missed him though. Children can find Santa so many other places, it was nice to have a Santa free night.

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Sunday 15th of December 2013

Looks like a fun night out for kids! (

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Saturday 14th of December 2013

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Friday 13th of December 2013

What a great way to celebrate Christmas. I never thought about Sea World being anything other than sea animals. This makes me want to check out my local aquarium.

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Monday 16th of December 2013

Sea World does a lot of fun things other than sea animals. They have coasters, 5ks' concerts, and more. I can't wait to experience more of Sea World since I haven't been there much myself either.

Melanie Roberts

Friday 13th of December 2013

What a great event.. I love SeaWorld.. thanks for sharing, I had no idea they had this ... love it.. Christmas at SeaWorld is soo much fun

Courtney Pies

Friday 13th of December 2013

Wow, that sounds like a great event! So neat how they have Christmas events! :)