Baking cookies, spending time with family, and snuggling by the fire. It doesn’t get much better than that. Traditions make the holidays fun and there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with one of our events that are fun for the whole family!


Festival of the SEAson

If you thought Santa stays on dry ground in an aquarium, think twice. Festival of the SEAson introduces Santa like never before…underwater Scuba Claus. Check out Scuba Claus in our dive shows Thursday – Sunday in December. If you prefer to do it the old-fashioned way, visit with Santa in the atrium on select days. Make sure to check out The Polar Express 4-D Experience and the rest of the holiday activities every day through December.


Black and White New Year’s Celebration

Looking for New Year’s plans? Ring in the New Year with our Black and White New Year’s Celebration! Break out the cocktail attire and attempt to be better dressed than our tuxedoed guest of honor: the endangered African penguin. This special event raises money to support the crucial research and conservation done at Georgia Aquarium and in the field.


Remember, we are open 365 days a year! Check out our December hours below:


December Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: 9am - 9pm


Adjusted Hours:
December 11: 10am - 5pm
December 22: 8am - 9pm
December 24: 9am - 4pm
December 25: 12pm - 6pm
December 26-28: 9am - 9pm
December 29: 8am - 9pm
December 31: 9am - 4pm


To make the most of your Holiday visit and skip the line, make sure to buy your tickets and parking online before arrival!


Add to your visit with one of our animal encounters or interaction programs!

Happy Holidays!