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Sesame Place San Diego, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street, will launch its ALL-NEW holiday event, A Very Furry Christmas. Offered for the first time for families on the West Coast, the park will transform into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland for guests to celebrate festive holiday fun alongside the daily, fun offerings that theme park guests enjoy year-round. Guests will be merry as they experience Sesame Street-themed Christmas attractions, shows, and experiences plus soar, spin, whirl and twirl on family-friendly rides and select water slides throughout the ALL-NEW Christmas event. Kids will be full of cheer as they play in the snow, take special holiday photos with Cookie Claus, and dance and sing along to their favorite holiday tunes with furry friends. The family-focused event will run on select dates Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, January 8. Highlights include:

ALL-NEW Entertaining Shows & Parades

The ALL-NEW Elmo’s Christmas Wish show at the Sesame Street Theater is a brand-new performance where guests join 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.

At the A Very Merry Sesame Street Sing-Along at Rosita’s Holiday Hills, guests will join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their friends for a fun, festive sing-along as they share their favorite parts of the holiday season. Full of beloved holiday songs and heart-warming moments, this show is certain to remind everyone what the holiday season is all about.

At the Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party on Big Bird’s Beach wave pool lawn, guests can dance, sing, and jingle bell rock along to their favorite holiday tunes with Elmo and his furry friends at this Christmas themed, energetic, interactive dance party!

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic floats decorated for the celebration and show-stopping performances that focus on the magic of the holiday season. The whole family will experience an energetic neighborhood Christmas celebration with all their favorite furry friends and exciting performances to holiday favorites. The Sesame Street Christmas Parade finale will leave everyone with warm, fuzzy feelings and fill their hearts with holiday spirit.

Festively Fun Activities for the First-Time

Sesame Place will transform into a winter wonderland, full of holiday décor sure to kickstart Christmas cheer. Kids of all ages can enjoy a fun, festive adventure through the family- friendly Christmas Tree Maze and experience fun, safe soap-snow at Rosita’s Holiday Hills!

Guests can also participate in the fun Spot-The-Gift Scavenger Hunt by purchasing a hunt map in the park.  Guests can search for holiday presents throughout the park and return the completed scavenger hunt map for a special holiday prize!

There are one-of-a-kind Sesame Street Character Photo Opportunities for guests to enjoy with their favorite furry friends, including special festive photo opportunities with Cookie Claus!

Ongoing Sesame Place San Diego Park Offerings

In addition to the festivities filling up the park, guests can spend a full day at Sesame Place with rides that everyone can enjoy together! From a child’s first roller coaster ride on Super Grover’s Box Car Derby to the colorful Sunny Day Carousel to an imaginary trip to outer space on Elmo’s Rockin’ Rockets, the rides at Sesame Place are designed with the whole family in mind. Popular water attractions including Big Bird’s Rambling River and Elmo’s Silly Sand Slides will also be open for splashy family fun! 

*Select water attractions are seasonal and will not be operating.

The Best Way to Play

The best way to play all year long with unbeatable benefits is with a 2023 Sesame Place Season Pass for a very low-price of $117 or $13 per month for only nine months. Season Pass Members can 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. Perks vary based on the type of Season Pass purchased. Guests can purchase a 2023 Season Pass and enjoy unlimited visits this year and next, including A Very Furry Christmas, Mardi Gras Celebration, Elmo’s Eggstravaganza and more! For double the fun all year long, add a SeaWorld Annual Pass for only $87 or $7.25 a month, and enjoy both parks every and any day of the year.

Sesame Place San Diego is located at 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista. The park is open on Saturdays and Sundays plus select additional dates during November, December, and January. For more information and to purchase tickets and Season Passes visit For the most recent updates, fans can follow Sesame Place San Diego on Facebook and @SesamePlaceCa on Instagram.