There’s always something happening at Georgia Aquarium, which means we’re open year round. You can visit on Christmas or New Year’s Eve for fun for the whole family!  

Don’t forget to check out our December hours and our Festival of the SEAson events which run through December 31, 2017.  

Festival of the SEAson events


Experience this entertaining light and music show throughout our Atrium at the top of every hour with sparkling light effects dancing from the ceiling to the walls and floor, all choreographed to your favorite holiday classics.

A Symphony of Snow*

Enjoy our holiday live entertainment experience complete with your favorite songs of the season culminating with the entrance of Santa Claus. Full shows every weekend, caroling daily!

Visit with Santa Claus*

Time for a visit and a photograph with Georgia Aquarium's own seaside St. Nick! Santa is available for kids of all ages during scheduled dates and times in our Atrium, and is waiting to hear what all of Georgia Aquarium's guests hope for this holiday.

SCUBA Claus*

The holidays wouldn't be complete without a visit from our very own underwater Santa, SCUBA Claus! Come face-to-face with Santa as he dons his specially-designed Santa wetsuit and plunges into the world's largest aquatic habitat, Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot. He'll talk live to guests on the dry side in the Ocean Voyager Theater.

The Polar Express 4-D Experience*

You are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS™! 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.

Holiday Deepo’s Hideaway*

Be sure to visit Deepo, Georgia Aquarium’s ‘spokesfish’ for a special holiday edition of Deepo’s Hideaway. This interactive, animated show is 15 minutes long and fun for the whole family. Laugh, sing and play along with Deepo and his friends as we learn about his underwater world.

Tree Lightings*

Join us for the Festival of the SEAson Tree Lighting every morning! We’ll gather around the tree in Georgia Aquarium’s beautiful Atrium and light the lights to carols and holiday favorites, performed by our own Holiday Singers. It’s a new twist on traditional fun!

Sips under the Sea: Black and White Celebration:

Ring in the New Year with Sips under the Sea: Black and White New Year’s Celebration! This event is a fundraiser for our research and conservation efforts towards our consistently best-dressed animal, the “tuxedo wearing”, African Penguin.

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*These events are included with General Admission tickets

+All events are subject to change at any time without notice.