Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind Cincinnati holiday tradition with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium November 25 through December 24, 2022! It’s a Water Wonderland full of playful penguins, colorful holiday lights and a flurry of magical bubbles.
See Scuba Santa swim underwater with a tank full of sharks – including the three new Sand Tiger Sharks and tell him what you want for Christmas. Meet cheerful elves straight from the North Pole and join in the fun as Scuba Santa fills the Theater with bubbles. His magical bubbles will float and fall all around you and every time a bubble pops, a wish will come true for someone throughout the world.
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Tell Scuba Santa what you want for Christmas while he swims underwater with the three NEW Sand Tiger Sharks, rays, fish and Denver the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Be sure to wear your best smile for this great photo opportunity. It’s a magical family moment you’ll want to remember forever!
Add some jolly to your holiday with tickets to the Scuba Santa Breakfast at Newport Aquarium! Begin your day in the Riverside Room showcasing spectacular views of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati. Meet playful Elves, design your own Christmas ornament and more! Enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, home fried potatoes, country gravy, biscuits and fresh fruit with your choice of coffee, orange juice and water.
After breakfast, you’ll be among the first to visit Scuba Santa and explore his Water Wonderland as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind Cincy holiday tradition! See Scuba Santa swim underwater with a tank full of sharks - including the three new Sand Tiger Sharks - and tell him what you want for Christmas. Visit with your favorite animals and enjoy uninterrupted family time while making special holiday memories together!
Scuba Santa Breakfast is available on Saturday, December 10 or Saturday, December 17 at 8:00am. Capacity is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Scuba Santa Breakfast and Admission ticket includes reserved seating in the Riverside Room for the buffet, holiday activities and aquarium admission.
Scuba Santa Annual Passholder Breakfast ticket includes reserved seating in the Riverside Room for the buffet and holiday activities. If you plan on visiting the Aquarium after breakfast, you’ll need to make a separate reservation for 9:00am or later. Annual Passholder number is required for verification before purchase.
*Entry is at the Riverside Room, located on the Ohio River side of Newport Aquarium just past the penguin painted in the mural.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you are ready at your scheduled entry time. Late arrivals may forfeit their breakfast slot. Children under 2 are free and do not need a ticket.