Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa® 
November 25 – December 31
Daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.*

Discover the magic of the all-NEW Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa® as Newport Aquarium presents a holiday celebration under the sea. It’s an experience that's overflowing with enchantment and fun new experiences the whole family will love. 

Join the fun as Scuba Santa fills his air tank with magic bubbles - and sends them throughout the Aquarium creating an enchanted Water Wonderland. Be amazed as you're surrounded by lights and bubbles dancing to holiday music in Shark Ray Bay Theater, where you'll also have the opportunity to meet Scuba Santa one-on-one.

The undersea celebration continues with holiday music and more magical bubbles as you journey through the Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, where the ceiling is filled with hundreds of twinkling sea creature lights. The white gators in Gator Alley are having fun with a truckload of seasonal cheer and special decorations. Now even Mighty Mike loves the holidays. It’s squiggly wiggly jiggly fun in the Jellyfish Gallery as the jellyfish dance and float in rhythm to their very own holiday soundtrack creating a living light show.

The all-new Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa is a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration.

Exclusive Passholder Event:

November 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:0 p.m.

Passholders are the first to see Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa®. Join us for a passholder exclusive event showcasing new experiences and an opportunity to tell Scuba Santa what you want for Christmas. You'll also enjoy Scuba Santa's favorite holiday treat - milk and cookies, provided by Kroger (first come, first served).

For access to this special preview, just show your annual pass at the aquarium entrance. Don't have a pass? For a limited time you can Buy 3 passes and get 1 FREE and join the party on November 22.

Family Fun Activities Free with Admission:

Meet Scuba Santa®

You can join one of Scuba Santa’s elves in song in the Shark Ray Bay Theater and meet and talk to Scuba Santa one-on-one to tell him what you want for Christmas while making a special holiday memory to last a lifetime.

Scuba Santa’s® Post Office

You’ll find Scuba Santa’s Post Office in the Kroger Penguin Palooza, where the penguins spread their own special brand of holiday cheer. At Scuba Santa’s Post Office, you can write your holiday wish on a magic bubble and drop it in Scuba Santa’s Mailbox.

No Scuba Santa® on Christmas Day. Schedule days/times subject to change without notice.