SeaWorld Orlando’s message of Park to Planet conservation shines through in a unique art project that uses recycled plastic soda bottles that was once trash polluting our beaches to make Christmas trees and other decorations in the theme park. You can see them when you visit during this year’s Christmas Celebration.

We talk with Filipe Riviera the project’s art director about his vision and he hopes guests will take away from the Christmas art:

As part of the project SeaWorld ambassadors collected 10,000 bottles from beaches and different areas to create Christmas trees, wreathes, and other sculptures, The 8 foot tree itself uses 2375 plastic bottles.

Riviera hopes guests will be inspired by the use of recycled items to reduce, reuse, and recycle themselves and perhaps do a similar art project at home.

Check them out in the Key West area of SeaWorld Orlando. That’s near the Dolphin exhibit.

While you’re enjoying SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration be sure to enjoy these popular entertainment options:

O Wondrous Night – Experience a live nativity only SeaWorld can bring to life, complete with more than 30 carols, life-sized puppets, and animals in a spectacular Christmas favorite based on The Christmas Story. Told through the eyes of the animals that were there, O Wondrous Night is a touching, light-hearted, and glorious musical with a host of angels, animals, and the true glory of Christmas.

Winter Wonderland on Ice – Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

Sesame Street’s Elmo’s Christmas Wish – The holidays have arrived, and everybody’s Sesame Street friends have come to SeaWorld Orlando for a festive and fun musical celebration! Elmo’s Christmas Wish will soon become every child’s favorite show. Join Cookie Monster, Grover, Zoe and Rosita as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!

Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas – A returning classic, Sea Lion & Otter Stadium celebrates the season with a hilarious Christmas comedy show. Clyde and Seamore, along with a few mischievous otters, a comical elf, and even a jolly walrus, invite guests to their fun-filled holiday celebration.

Pets Ahoy Christmas
– Enjoy a special Christmas version of this side-splitting show with surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.

Sea of Trees – Guest line the water front to see SeaWorld’s unique show that involves fountains, lights, and millions of feet of programmed LED lights dancing in beautiful patterns to Christmas music. It really must be seen to be believed.

Some shows fill up early. So check the show schedule and show up early if there’s something you really want to see.

The best part about the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando is that it’s included as part of the price of admission. Remaining event days are: December 7-9 and 14-31.

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