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Holiday Dive Shows

Watch as your favorite friends from the North Pole swim with the fish! Scuba Claus or one of his elves will make a special appearance in the Great Ocean Tank at the 11 am and 3 pm dive shows each day beginning Friday, November 23. Holiday dive shows are included with Aquarium admission.
Scuba Claus Dives: Nov. 23 – 25 and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21 – 23
Elf Dives: Nov. 26 – 30, Dec. 3 – 7, 10 – 14 and 17 – 20

Holiday Dive Schedule

Sundays with Santa

Meet jolly old Saint Nick at the Aquarium this holiday season! Visit with Santa and have your photo taken in the Great Hall near the Carolina Seas exhibit. Photo packages and ornaments are available for purchase, and Aquarium members receive a 10% discount. Visits with Santa are included in Aquarium admission. December 2, 9, and 16 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.


Join us as creativity and holiday festivity come to life with more than 250,000 colorful LEGO® bricks. Holiday BricksALIVE features LEGO® themed scavenger hunts and activities, as well as a collection of animal sculptures throughout the Aquarium’s second floor, all decked out in seasonal garments to celebrate the holidays.

Holiday Animal Enrichment

All throughout the Aquarium, the animals are celebrating the holiday season with festive enrichment! Watch Liberty chip away at a snowflake-shaped fishpop, or “ooo” and “ahh” as the octopus uses its unprecedented problem solving skills to remove fish from an ice treat.

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