SeaWorld San Diego to Stage Halloween, Christmas Events

September 19, 2020, 1:33 PM · Theme parks might remain closed throughout California, but SeaWorld San Diego is planning to go ahead with its Halloween and Christmas events this year.

Although California's pandemic response regulations do not allow theme parks to reopen in the state, they do permit zoos and outdoor restaurants to operate. That's enough for SeaWorld, which has reopened on a limited basis with its current Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews event.

This is the next-to-last weekend for that event, but SeaWorld will follow it with its Halloween Spooktacular, starting Friday, October 2.

"The fan-favorite will feature spooky surprises and fall fun for kids, like a pumpkin scavenger hunt, a candy trail that will lead to a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience, cookie decorating with some furry friends and a Spooktacular dance party," SeaWorld San Diego said in its press release. The event also will feature holiday-inspired food and drink menus at select dining locations as well as Halloween and other fall decor throughout the park.

Halloween Spooktacular will run Fridays through Sundays through November 1. Online reservations will be required and should be available soon, the park said. After that, the park will offer its Christmas Celebration, with dates and details to be announced.

Annual passholders will be admitted to final weekends of Zoo Days as well as the Halloween and Christmas events, though they may need to make advance reservations to use their pass to visit and tasting card purchases may be required.

For tickets to Zoo Days (and the other holiday events when they become available), please visit our travel partner's SeaWorld San Diego tickets page.

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