Sesame Place is kicking off the holiday season with the launch of A Very Furry Christmas Celebration – a limited capacity event on select dates from Nov. 21 to Jan. 3. The park’s 17 acres of expansive outdoor space will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations to spread holiday cheer throughout the park. Guests can ring in the season safely with their favorite Sesame Street friends.
A Very Furry Christmas Celebration has been modified to allow guests to safely visit the park. In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, including increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks and face covering requirements, capacity for A Very Furry Christmas Celebration will be significantly limited to create more open space to maintain physical distancing.
This year, guests can enjoy two special Christmas-themed shows with physically distant seating:
– All-new: Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie and Zoe during A Very Merry Sesame Street Sing-Along as they share their favorite parts of the Christmas season while singing along to some holiday favorites in this heartwarming show.
– Fan-favorite: Elmo’s Christmas Wish allows kids to join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish. Families can sing and dance along while watching this fun holiday show.
Don’t forget to bring your list for Santa Claus – during this contactless experience, guests can have a one-on-one physically distanced visit with the jolly man himself. Letters and lists can be dropped off in Santa’s special mailbox, and they will all be sent to the North Pole. Reservations are available but not required. Guests can also pre-purchase a holiday photo package on the Sesame Place website.
Visit the park on select dates from Dec. 12-18 to celebrate Hanukkah. Learn about the story of the Jewish Festival of Lights, listen to traditional music and watch the Menorah Lighting Ceremony with physical distancing. The celebration will be led by a local rabbi, Grover and Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family.
There will also be a brand new Kwanzaa Celebration from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Join Sesame Street friends each night of Kwanzaa for special Kinara lightings. These special events are included with park admission.
Don’t miss the park’s famous hot chocolate with a new lineup of holiday-inspired flavors. The treat comes in the following flavors:
– Gingerbread topped with whipped cream and gingerbread crumbles
– Salted caramel topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and flaky salt
– Peppermint topped with whipped cream and peppermint flakes
– S’mores topped with chocolate sauce, graham cracker crumbles and mini marshmallows
Other treats include assorted mini donuts, S’mores funnel cake, fried apples and caramel, seasonal milkshakes and chocolate-dipped treats. Elmo’s Eatery will serve a vegetarian plant-based chicken pot pie and a harvest salad with season ingredients.
Take a safe ride on the Sesame Place Furry Express. Hop aboard for a train ride with physically distant seating and limited capacity while taking a tour of the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Factory. Hear the story of how the little Twiddlebugs created their irresistible chocolate gingerbread cookies.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, along with his friend Clarice, will be available for physically distant photos with guests in Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.
Marvel at the Ultimate Light Show Experience. A magnificent sight, and the center of the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show, is a 30-foot, fully-illuminated tree that will project festive animated images while guests dance along to a jolly holiday soundtrack.
All tickets are now date-specific and require a reservation. Guests can pre-select their date of visit from the calendar. Each ticket is valid for one visit on the date selected at the time of purchase. Children under two do not require a reservation of ticket for entry. Pre-paid parking is strongly encouraged.
Visit sesameplace.com/philadelphia for more information.