It’s Festival of the SEAson at the Georgia Aquarium

GA Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

“Whale it’s time for the holidays and Georgia Aquarium is o-FISH-ally ready for the SEAson. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your thousandth time, start a new tradition with your loved ones and attend one of our holiday-themed events or stop by for a visit.” 

Check out their holiday events and some get some helpful tips from Lindsey Ford for visiting during the happiest time of the year!

GA Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

Holiday Extended Hours

The holidays are a busy time, so make sure to check out our extended holiday hours for the perfect time to visit with your friends and family.  We recommend about 3-4 hours to view the entire Aquarium, including the sea lion and dolphin presentations. These presentations are included with your general admission ticket. Our extended hours can be found here.

GA Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

Purchase In Advance, Online!
Purchase your tickets online to save time and money! There are several ways to save on admission with some of our special offers and discounts. For a complete list and more information, please visit:
For more information and our updated daily events, download our Mobile App.

GA Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

Festival of the SEAson transforms Georgia Aquarium’s plaza, galleries and exhibits into a winter wonderland, incorporating a spectacular light and music show, appearances by Santa and SCUBA Claus, a holiday edition of our live entertainment experience, tree-lighting ceremonies, and Santa Claus events.

Holidays Events

Click on the event name to find out more!


A Symphony of Snow

Toddler Time – Holiday Theme

Visit with Santa Claus



Holiday Deepo’s Hideaway

Tree Lightings

GA Aquarium Festival of the SEAson

Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa alongside our whale sharks, manta rays and Tank the sea turtle Breakfast is provided by our fantastic chefs at Wolfgang Puck Catering. Write and hand-deliver your letter to Santa, create a holiday craft and spend quality time with jolly ol’ saint nick himself. Don’t forget your camera to take plenty of photos.

For tickets and information:

Sips under the Sea: Black and White New Year’s 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.

For tickets and information:


Additional Information for your visit
Parking is available for $10 in our parking garage located at:  357 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

For our animal guide, maps, and daily schedules download our mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Add to your visit with one of our animal encounters or interaction programs like our Journey with Gentle Giants swim program or penguin encounter!

For more information and reservations visit:

We “fish” you a Happy Holidays!

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