Experience Festival of the SEAson at Georgia Aquarium


I LOVE living near a big city such as Atlanta, Georgia.  There is always something to do.  It is even more appealing during the holiday season because there is so much for families to enjoy.  One of our favorite places to visit is the Georgia Aquarium, and they really know how to captivate audiences with their seasonal shows and animals.  As I have said before, I LOVE the ocean and all those beautiful creatures that call that place home.  I wish that I could take some underwater trips just to see them in action.

Since I can’t go underwater during the holiday season, what better place to go than the Georgia Aquarium.  They have truly pulled out all the best this season for their visitors.  Beginning with the Holidazzle lights and music spectacular.  This was one of the first things I noticed when we entered.  It truly sets the stage for the experience.  I just loved that everywhere I looked, I felt like I was in a holiday show.  Classics playing over the speakers and a light show that needs to be seen in person! The best part was that I was not fighting to see it either!  All I had to do was look up, and there it was.


The fun does not stop at lights and music.  Throughout the aquarium you will find opportunities to enjoy the holiday season.  Beginning with Scuba Santa in the world’s largest habitat, Ocean Voyager.   Wearing a special Santa wet suit, you can check out the jolly old man completing dive shows and entertaining guests.

If you are looking to snap that annual picture with Santa Claus, no need to worry.  The aquarium does offer guests the option of getting a traditional picture done with their very own seaside St. Nick.  Pictures are done (minus the wet suit) in the Atrium.


Be sure to catch A Symphony of Snow just outside Santa’s area.  This live show is a delight for all as you watch the show unfold from the start of the arrival of a large gift to Santa’s classic arrival on his sleigh.  See what magic happens when the dancing and singing entertains guests.  You will want to sing and dance along as the entertainers perform your favorite classics. And yes, snow falls.





Now that schools are beginning to let out for the holiday season, there is plenty of time for you to take your family to the Georgia Aquarium to enjoy Festival of the SEAson.  Plus, this is a great gift to give someone.  I learned a few years ago that giving the gift of experiences is well worth the money.  Material things do not last a lifetime, but memories do.  Buy a season pass or give the experience to your friends and family.

Here’s a sampling of what you or your recipient can expect this holiday season:

Daily tree lighting and caroling each morning at 10:30 am in the Atrium

 The Waddle Walk featuring African penguins at 10:45.

Live Entertainment with A Symphony of Snow at noon and 3.


And so much more!


If you go, do not miss the sea lions!  This is one of my favorite new attractions at the Georgia Aquarium. At Pier 225, visitors will be transported to the coast of California for an up close and entertaining intimate look at the captivating California sea lions. Listed on the U.S. Endangered Species Act as “threatened” and under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “depleted,” the Georgia Aquarium has rescued pups from the sad phenomenon that was taking place on the beaches of California. Back in March of 2015, there was an “unusually high number of sea lions pups were stranded on California beaches during an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).” The Georgia Aquarium has welcomed two of those pups, Jupiter and Neptune, and they are entertaining and educating guests.  Do you know what the difference is between a sea-lion and a seal?  Check out their show to find out!

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The Georgia Aquarium has also created an all new dolphin show.   Guests will be treated to an in-depth look into the behaviors of the bottlenose dolphin and the relationship they have with their trainers.  This new presentation is both entertaining and educational.  Plus, they now have a new SOAK ZONE!  I know in the past when people say SOAK ZONE, people typically get sprinkled with water if they are lucky!  That is not the case here! When they say SOAKED, you better be prepared!  Of course, not everyone in the SOAK ZONE gets soaked, but there many that do!

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The Georgia Aquarium is the perfect place for families to escape during the holiday break from school.  Go and create new memories with the ones you love and a couple thousand varieties of marine life.  You will not regret it!

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Disclaimer:  My family was provided with tickets to preview the Festival of the SEAson.  All opinions represented are 100% mine, and they were not influenced by Georgia Aquarium in any way. 

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  1. Chloe says
    It would be so magical to go to an aquarium for Christmas festivities! We have an aquarium near our place, I will check them out to see what they are up to these Christmas holidays
  2. cgmjemus says
    Are you kidding!!!!!!!!!!! What could be better than Christmas and the Georgia Aquarium.
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  4. Sarah-Louise Bailey says
    I just love to watch penguins and sea lion performs, they were so adorable and amazing.
  5. Ana says
    I love experience days your right it does create memories. This aquarium looks good.
  6. Dawn Robinson (@DawnRambles) says
    I love the aquarium when it's not all set up for the holidays so this would be awesome to go see. It looks like so much fun.
  7. Chi Le says
    It is wonderful to spend Christmas at Georgia Aquarium! We will have such great moments with the beautiful creatures.
  8. Melanie Smith says
    This place is just amazing!! I need to go back there. This is a wonderful experience.
  9. Shirley says
    It seems to be so amazing place. I love to watch penguins. Thank you for sharing this wonderful nice place.
  10. Jennifer L Johnson says
    What a fun aquarium to visit and to see!!! I would love to visit this place, I know my kids would love to see this as well!
  11. Amy Jones says
    That looks like a wonderfun show! I love aquariums, I'd really like to visitthis one
  12. foundfrolicking says
    What fun! I wish it were nearby us so that I could take my two children. I'm sure they'd have a blast!
  13. Amber says
    How amazing! I've always wanted to go here. I hope we can make it someday.
  14. allaboutbabysworld says
    oh my goodness this looks like such fun! What a neat time of year to visit!
  15. The Trophy WifeStyle says
    Oooo this sounds like one awesome festival!!! I love taking my daughter to the aquarium
  16. The Mad Mommy says
    This looks incredible! The Georgia Aquarium is definitely on my bucket list!
  17. I've been hearing about this aquarium and if I do visit, I'd love to take the kids there and also to the lego place they have! It's beautiful!
  18. Ayesha Heart says
    Whoah! I wish I can visit this one day. Super nice! This spells F-U-N!

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