Georgia Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

The Georgia Aquarium is transforming into a Winter Wonderland this holiday season with the annual Festival of the SEAson!

Event Details
November 5th – December 31st, 2018

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313

The Aquarium will host a variety of festive events and activities to help you and your family ring in the holidays this year. We have you covered with all of the highlights!

Saturday, November 17th | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Children can help Wake Up Santa from being so tired from his journey from the North Pole! In addition to participating in the Wake Up Santa event and activities, children will get to enjoy milk & cookies with Santa and receive a souvenir cup and a professional photograph to take home. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Thursday – Sunday during 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. dive shows

Santa is donning his specially-designed wetsuit and plunging into the world’s largest aquatic habitat, Ocean Voyager Built. Come face-to-face with Santa as he swims underwater and stick around for an in-person visit in the Ocean Voyager Theater.

Monday, November 5th & December 3rd | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Bring your toddler to experience a fun and interactive introduction to marine life, complete with story time, holiday craft activities, and an appearance from a costumed character! November’s theme will be “Give Thanks,” and December hosts the “Happy Holidays” celebration!

Saturday, December 15th | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have breakfast with the big guy in red! Join along for a delicious meal provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and spend some time with Saint Nick and your favorite aquarium animals. 

Daily | November 19th – December 25th

At the top of every hour, this spectacular light and music show fills the Main Atrium with floor-to-ceiling sparkling light effects, dancing and choreographed to your favorite holiday classics.


The live entertainment experience is made complete with live entertainment, classic Christmas music, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Enjoy full shows every weekend and caroling daily!

10:30 a.m. Daily

Enjoy watching the trees light up every morning! Gather around the tree in Georgia Aquarium’s beautiful Atrium and watch the lights illuminate to carols and holiday favorites, performed by the Aquarium’s own Holiday Singers. It’s a new twist on traditional fun!


When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Several events are not included in General Aquarium Admission, so be sure to purchase tickets early. Member and Non-Member pricing will be available.

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