Holiday magic returns to the Lowcountry at Aquarium Aglow, open select nights this November–December!

The exterior of the South Carolina Aquarium is shown at night, lit up by colorful blue, green and pink lights at the top, neon lights in animal shapes and gold glowing lights at the bottom and in surrounding trees.

Experience Aquarium Aglow

On select nights this holiday season, the Aquarium will open its doors at dusk for a dazzling light spectacular. From the icy starlight of the mountains to the neon lights of the coast, let wildlife lead the way to celebration this holiday season! Make memories to last a lifetime as you wave to Scuba Claus in the Great Ocean Tank, indulge in festive refreshments (including adult beverages) and capture frame-worthy moments at multiple photo ops. Buy your tickets early to guarantee the best price!

Click here for a full list of Aquarium Aglow dates.

  • Thursday, November 16
  • Friday, November 17
  • Sunday, November 19
  • Friday, November 24
  • Saturday November 25
  • Sunday, November 26
  • Thursday, November 30
  • Friday, December 1
  • Saturday, December 2
  • Sunday, December 3
  • Thursday, December 7
  • Friday, December 8
  • Sunday, December 10
  • Thursday, December 14
  • Friday, December 15
  • Saturday, December 16
  • Sunday, December 17
  • Monday, December 18
  • Tuesday, December 19
  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Thursday, December 21
  • Friday, December 22
  • Saturday, December 23
  • Tuesday, December 26
  • Wednesday, December 27
  • Thursday, December 28
  • Friday, December 29
  • Saturday, December 30

NYE at Aquarium Aglow

It’s oFISHal: New Year’s Eve at Aquarium Aglow is back! The countdown is on to this family friendly party (where you don’t have to be a night owl to ring in the new year). In addition to the full Aquarium Aglow experience, we’ll have a DJ spinning party tunes, face painting, a stilt walker and a ball drop… all before bedtime! Join us for celebration from 5:30–9:30 p.m. so your family can be tucked in at home just in time for 2024!

Members enjoy 20% off Aquarium Aglow and New Year’s Eve tickets!

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

Sandy Khan
State Farm® Insurance Agent

Team Build Trident Construction
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Visit during the day for even more holiday fun!