Sesame Place San Diego to host Hanukkah celebration with menorah-lighting, storytime, kosher food

For the first time ever, guests at Sesame Place San Diego can enjoy a neighborhood-style Hanukkah. The celebration will offer glatt-kosher food and a Hanukkah-themed sufganiyot-inspired cocktail.

Sesame Place San Diego, the only West Coast theme park based entirely on the award-winning show “Sesame Street,” is hosting a Hanukkah Celebration on Monday, Dec. 19. The holiday daytime fun includes a menorah candle-lighting ceremony led by local Rabbi Daniel Reich, a festive dance party with “Sesame Street” friends, games of dreidel, storytime, kosher food and drink, and more.

Sesame Place San Diego, the all-new theme park located in Chula Vista, features themed rides and attractions for families and kids of all ages. The park features an interactive “Sesame Street” Neighborhood complete with the iconic 123 Stoop, daily live character shows, an award-winning parade, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities and, of course, everyone’s favorite furry friends.

In addition to park offerings, the Hanukkah Celebration includes:

Menorah Candle-Lighting Ceremony

Guests are invited to join their favorite furry friends for Sesame Place San Diego’s first Menorah Candle-Lighting Ceremony. This holiday ritual will be led by Rabbi Daniel Reich from Congregation Adat Yeshurun.

Furry Friends Hanukkah Dance Party

Sesame Street friends will meet at Big Bird’s Wave Pool Lawn and lead a festive dance party where guests can move and groove to Hanukkah music.

Play Dreidel With Elmo

Playing dreidel is a traditional Hanukkah game played in Jewish homes all over the world. At Sesame Place San Diego, guests can play with Elmo and spin the dreidel for a chance to win Hanukkah gelt.

Hanukkah Storytime

Families can gather around at Rosita’s Holiday Hills and learn all about Hanukkah with Sesame Street friends during the park’s storytime. The book read will be available for purchase at Hooper’s Store.

Kosher Food and Drinks

Sesame Place San Diego will be serving a limited-time menu of Glatt Kosher food and a Hanukkah-themed Kosher Sufganiyot-inspired cocktail for purchase at Monster Snacks while supplies last. Kosher menu items will be catered by Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage and overseen by Rabbi Daniel Reich.

Also available at Sesame Place San Diego on December 19 is A Very Furry Christmas, offered at the park now through Jan. 8 on select dates. The park has transformed into a one-of-a-kind holiday wonderland for guests to celebrate festive 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.

Best Way to Play at the Best Value

From now through January 8, guests looking to experience the magic of Sesame Place can save up to 45% on single-day tickets when they purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets are $44.99 and are date specific and only valid for the date selected at the time of purchase. Guests can double the fun with a 2-Park ticket for only $124.99 for two days of fun, spending a day at Sesame Place San Diego and a day at SeaWorld San Diego. For those looking to extend the fun and have unlimited options and unlimited admission for the rest of 2022 and all of 2023, a Season Pass is available for purchase for only $14/per month for nine months.

Sesame Place San Diego, at 2052 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista, will open daily on Dec. 19 for the remainder of the year. For more information and to purchase tickets and season passes, visit: SesamePlaceSanDiego.com. For the most recent updates,  follow Sesame Place San Diego on Facebook and @SesamePlaceCa on Instagram.

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Sesame Place San Diego is the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on the award-winning show, Sesame Street. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from San Diego and 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, this 17-acre theme park is perfect for families with kids of all ages and has been designated as a Certified Autism Center. The new theme park features 18 Sesame Street-themed rides and exciting water attractions, a family-friendly rollercoaster and a 500,000-gallon wave pool – one of the largest in Southern California. The park also features an engaging musical play area, an interactive Sesame Street Neighborhood complete with the iconic 123 Stoop, daily live character shows, an award-winning parade, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities and of course, everyone’s favorite furry friends.
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