Meet me on Sesame Street for the very first Christmas event, A Very Furry Christmas. Sesame Place opened the very first West Coast theme park inspired by the award-winning show Sesame Street earlier this year in San Diego, and the theme park has undergone a magical holiday transformation. A Very Furry Christmas celebrates everything you love about the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Included with admission, here is what you can expect at Sesame Place during the holidays.
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I grew up watching Sesame Street and when my kids were born, they learned math, the alphabet, and how to be kind through the characters on the show. For those familiar with the show, you’ll remember that the stories are centered on 123 Sesame Street and the iconic Stoop. When you walk into Sesame Place San Diego, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped right onto the street where the iconic show takes place complete with Hooper’s Store, Abby Cadabby’s Garden, and Big Bird’s Nest.
Sesame Place San Diego features 18 themed-rides and water attractions, a family-friendly roller coaster, and a 500,000 gallon wave pool. Daily live character shows, an award-winning parade, and adorable photo opportunities make this unique theme park one of the most memorable in Southern California. And for families with children who have special needs, Sesame Place is a Certified Autism Center, offering quiet rooms, low sensor spaces and experiences, and a ride accessibility program.
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place San Diego
For the first time ever, Sesame Place San Diego presents A Very Furry Christmas. This brand new holiday event features holiday festivities and the park’s transformation into a winter wonderland complete with “snow”. Here is what you can expect during A Very Furry Christmas:
New Holiday Shows and Entertainment
Elmo’s Christmas Wish: This brand new show stars Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe, and Rosita as they dance and sing about their favorite holiday, talk about what each of them wants for Christmas, and bring the Christmas spirit to Sesame Street. Sesame Street Theater
A Very Merry Sesame Street Sing-Along: Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their friend invite you to a festive sing-a-long as they share their favorite parts of the holiday season. With heartwarming moments and your favorite holiday songs, Elmo and his friends remind families what the holiday season is all about. Rosita’s Harmony Hills
Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party: Sing and dance to your favorite holiday tunes with Elmo and his friends on the lawn at this energetic Christmas dance party. Plus, you’ll enjoy lawn games such as hula-hoop during this interactive show. Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn
Sesame Street Christmas Parade: This award-winning parade will feature spectacular floats decorated for the holiday. During the parade, the characters step off of their floats for a heartwarming performance showcasing the magic of the holiday season. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, Zoe, and Telly join the theme park’s performers for their rendition of holiday favorites including “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” “Jingle Bells,” and Elmo’s special rap to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Parade Route
New Christmas Experiences
Cookies with Cookie Monster: Join Cookie Monster for his favorite snack, cookies and milk. Plus, you’ll enjoy a special meet and greet opportunity with your favorite cookie-loving Sesame Street character. ($39.99 for 4 people and includes cookies and refillable mugs with milk).
Holiday Photo Opportunities: Dress in your holiday best for photos with your favorite furry friends dressed in their festive holiday attire including Elmo, Cookie Claus, and Oscar the Grouch. Be sure to check the Sesame Place app for meet and greet locations and times.
Christmas Tree Maze: Take a stroll through the festive Christmas tree maze. Oscar’s Rotten Rafts
Spot-The-Gift Scavenger Hunt: This holiday scavenger hunt throughout the park is a creative way to explore the holiday happenings at the park. Plus, the Christmas prize you’ll receive at the end is furry-tastic! Purchase at the Scavenger Hunt HQ.
A Very Furry Christmas takes place at Sesame Place San Diego through January 8, 20223.
Hanukkah Celebration at Sesame Place San Diego
Celebrate Hanukkah at Sesame Place San Diego with your favorite Sesame Street friends. Enjoy a game of dreidel, light the Menorah, dance to festive music, and learn all about Hanukkah! Scheduled to take place on December 19th, 2022, here is what you can expect during Sesame Place San Diego’s Hanukah Celebration.
Play Dreidel with Elmo: Spin the dreidel with Elmo and compete to see who can win the most Gelt. Abby’s Garden
Hanukkah Storytime: Learn about Hanukkah with Sesame Street friends at the first Hanukkah Storytime. Families can also purchase the book at Hooper’s Store. Holiday Hills
Menorah Candle Lighting Ceremony: Join the first Menorah Candle Lighting Ceremony, led by a local Rabbi, followed by a festive Dance Party with Sesame Street friends to Hanukkah Music. Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn
Hanukkah Dance Party: Dance with your favorite Sesame Street friends to Hanukkah Music. Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn
Kosher Food and Drinks: Sesame Place San Diego has partnered with Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage to offer a special Kosher food menu and Hannukkah-themed cockails. Monster Snacks
The best way to enjoy all of the season offerings available at Sesame Place San Diego is to invest in a season pass. A 2023 Sesame Place Season Pass starts as low as $117 or $13 per month for only nine months. Season Pass Members enjoy unlimited access to the park with the added benefits of free parking, free friend tickets, discounts on cabanas, Abby’s Magic Queue, and Stroller Rentals, exclusive monthly rewards of free friend tickets, and more. It should be noted that perks vary based on the type of Season Pass purchased. Guests can purchase a 2023 Season Pass and enjoy unlimited visits this year (2022) and next, including A Very Furry Christmas, Mardi Gras Celebration, Elmo’s Eggstravaganza, Elmo’s Springtacular, Summer Fun Fest, and The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. If you are local, you can also opt to add a SeaWorld Annual Pass for only $87 or $7.25 a month, and enjoy both parks every and any day of the year. For more information and to purchase tickets and Season Passes visit SesamePlaceSanDiego.com. For the most recent updates, can follow Sesame Place San Diego on Facebook and @SesamePlaceCa on Instagram.
Sesame Place San Diego is located at 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, California.
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