Sesame Place San Diego Christmas: 2023 Guide

What better way to keep your little humans or adults ecstatic than by letting them play, sing, and dance with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird at Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas celebration?

Listen to touching stories narrated by your furry friends, show off your hottest moves at an epic dance party, and fill your belly and heart with delicious treats. There will be games and one-of-a-kind photo sessions as well, so dress in your cutest holiday outfit!

For the first time, the park will become an ultimate winter wonderland with millions of lights, holiday merriment, and entertainment, making the event more special. So, join the cast as they kick off a very Furry Christmas.

Follow along to delve into all the deets about the Sesame Place Christmas celebration.

Sesame Place A Very Furry Christmas Tickets

The family-friendly event is included with your Sesame Place San Diego general admission and season passes.

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A Very Furry Christmas Attractions

Sesame Street-Themed Rides 

Sesame Street comes to life with 7 incredible dry rides! From the twists and turns of Super Grover’s Box Car Derby to the whimsy of the Sunny Day Carousel, you’re in for a memorable adventure. Want to skip the lines and make the most of your visit? Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when waiting times tend to be shorter.

Christmas Tree Maze

Located at Oscar’s Rotten Rafts

Experience the joy of the season with your little ones as you journey through the enchanting Christmas tree maze, a family-friendly adventure filled with twinkling lights holiday and colorful decors.

Spot-The-Gift Scavenger Hunt

Join the holiday hunt for hidden treasures! Start by picking up your Spot-The-Gift Scavenger Hunt Map at Scavenger Hunt HQ, and then set off on an exciting adventure through the park. As you successfully complete the scavenger hunt and locate every hidden gift, make your way back to Scavenger Hunt HQ to receive a prize.

Missing Mittens Scavenger Hunt

Begin your quest to solve the mystery of the Missing Mittens by securing your Scavenger Hunt map at Scavenger Hunt HQ. Explore the park in search of clues and hidden mittens and bring back the holiday warmth.

Cookie Claus

Be ready for a sweet and joyous encounter with Cookie Claus, where ‘om nom nom’ meets ‘ho ho ho’! Don’t miss the chance to experience an energetic meet-and-greet and capture heartwarming holiday memories with this jolly monster.

Holiday Photos with Sesame Street Friends

Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to town this holiday season! Meet your furry friends and pose for adorable photos with Sesame Street characters all decked out for the festivities at Photos with Elmo & Friends.

Cookies with Cookie Monster

Join Cookie Monster for a delightful experience filled with his favorite treats. Don’t miss out on meet-and-greet opportunities and fun milk mugs to make your day sweeter.

 Elmo’s Christmas Wish 

Location: Sesame Street Theater

Keep your eyes glued to the stage to enjoy every moment of Abby, Zoe, Rosita, and your other favorite Sesame Street friends as they talk about their holiday wishes and help Elmo find his wish. This will get you in the Christmas spirit.

Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party

Location: Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn

Show off your best moves and party along to your energetic festive holiday soundtrack with Elmo and your favorite Sesame Street friends at this interactive, Christmas-themed Furry Friends Dance Party!

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The Sesame Street Christmas Parade

Location: Parade Route

Fantastic festive floats, show-stopping performances, and special character sightings make the Sesame Place Parade Christmas a can’t-miss attraction. Join thousands of spectators as they witness this incredible spectacle joined by Sesame Street casts, including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Zoe, and more at the Sesame Place Christmas parade.

Plus, watch out for sensational shows such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” or “Jingle Bells.” This event’s highlight will leave every guest feeling warm and spirited even till the next day. Unlike before, face coverings are not required anymore to join the parade.

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Sesame Place A Very Funny Christmas Date and Time

The Sesame Place Very Furry Christmas runs from November 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

A Very Fuffy Christmas Venue

Located at 2052 Entertainment Circle Chula Vista, CA 91911.

Sesame Place Christmas Other Details

“Are rides open at Sesame Place during Christmas” you might ask. We are happy to tell you that it is open from 10 AM to 4 PM! The Sesame Place San Diego Christmas attractions and shows are still subject to change, and other entertainment might be added, including the Santa Grand Illumination, wherein you revel in the Christmas celebration as Santa illuminates the night with glittering colors and lights.

Experience Sesame Place Christmas 

Celebrating the festive season is always exciting, but it’s even more when your Sesame Street friends dressed in their festive best join the special Christmas celebration! Dive into a world of merriment with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Abby, Zoe, and more at Sesame Place furry Christmas experience.

Take a special journey through the iconic street, be wowed by the amazing floats, sing and dance along to holiday songs and show stopping performances, or eat the best seasonal food.

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Staying in Bucks Country Philadelphia this season? No worries, as you can soak in all the Sesame Street activities there as well. Word on the street is the big man in the red might even be there for the Santa Grand Illumination and Furry Bright Christmas Drive Thru. Join the celebration as Santa illuminates the adorned tree with millions of twinkling lights.

Whether you’re 2 or 62, the Sesame Street Christmas Celebration brings extra smiles to your face. So, journey through a winter wonderland and usher in the holiday with your favorite Muppets. The countdown is on, and tickets are going fast! Secure yours now for this limited capacity event.

While at it, you may want to extend your trip and enjoy the other events like Sesame Place Christmas Drive Thru with your vacation package.


Start Date:

November 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am CST

End Date:

January 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CST



Upcoming Events at Sesame Place San Diego

2052 Entertainment Cir
Chula Vista, CA 91911 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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