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Celebrate the Holidays, December 7-23, at the Aquarium of the Pacific This Winter Season

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, see the Penguin Parade, enjoy a snow play area, and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific

WHAT: Get into the holiday spirit each weekend from December 7 through 23, 2019, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Aquarium Holidays features a snow play area, photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire, and Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel on weekends. Each day during Aquarium Holidays guests can also see Santa Diver giving “fishmas” gifts to the animals, watch the 10:00 a.m. Penguin Parade, take photos at the holiday selfie station, witness snow fall in the Great Hall, and explore the gift stores for unique holiday shopping.

The festivities include the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals event on the weekend of December 7-8. During this event, the sea otter exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with decorations and a real snowman, and visitors can watch the otters savor candy cane-shaped lobster treats. Aquarium staff will also give special gift delicacies to penguins, sea lions, and other animals. Children can enjoy holiday crafts along with appearances by Santa Diver, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and all the Aquarium holiday festivities.

WHEN: Aquarium Holidays: December 7-23, 2019
Holiday Treats for the Animals Festival: December 7-8, 2019

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or

COST: Included with general admission—$34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), $24.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.

DISCOUNTS: The public is invited to join the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. December 7 through 23, Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon for $10 off adult/$3 off child (regular) admission, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (maximum of 6). Holiday Ugly Sweater weekend is December 21-22. Those who wear an ugly holiday sweater that weekend will receive $5 off admission upon request.