ATLANTA (December 17, 2015) - Georgia Aquarium is an unforgettable place to experience holiday fun during Festival of the SEAson. From Visits with Santa Claus to our Holidazzle light show, the Aquarium is not to be missed during the most wonderful time of the year!

Festival of the SEAson kicked off on Nov. 21 with our annual Wake Up Santa event. Guests gathered in anticipation to see Santa himself and helped the elves wake up Santa with some “snowballs”. This past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 12, all were invited to begin a new tradition and enjoy a scrumptious meal at our first Breakfast with Santa. Old Saint Nick enjoyed the breathtaking aquatic life, and received an abundance of holiday letters.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit, don’t worry! There is still time to make magical memories at Georgia Aquarium’s Festival of the SEAson.

  • Hop aboard The Polar Express ™ in an extraordinary 4D experience every 30 minutes in our 4D Theater. You’re in for the ride of your life, as you journey on a magical train ride to the North Pole.
  • Give a gift that gives back and adopt a penguin. Your gift allows further conservation and research work at Georgia Aquarium and in South Africa for endangered African penguins. This gift includes a large plush penguin, a certificate of adoption and a fun fact sheet. You can also choose from a variety of meaningful gifts in our Holiday Gift Guide or online gift shop.
  • Enter to win A Journey with Gentle Giants Swim or Dive experience for two at Georgia Aquarium! Join our #WheresSCUBAClaus contest and you could win big. You can also visit SCUBA Claus Thursday – Sunday at our 12 and 12:30 p.m. dive shows in Georgia Aquarium’s largest exhibit, Ocean Voyager Built by the Home Depot.
  • Visit Georgia Aquarium on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Georgia Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Hours for Dec. 24 are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Dec. 25 are 12 – 6 p.m.

Festival of the SEAson continues through Dec. 25. General admission ticket is required and includes all Festival of the SEAson activities. To purchase tickets or learn more about Festival of the SEAson, call (404) 581-4000 or visit



Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit