Winter Waterland - This program is postponed for 2020 – Santa is expected to make his return from the north pole in 2021.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Winter Waterland at Georgia Aquarium. Come experience one of Atlanta’s most magical holiday traditions from November 23rd through January 31st. See a spectacular light and music show, appearances by Santa and SCUBA Claus, live holiday themed entertainment, tree-lighting ceremonies and more. Join us in spreading holiday cheer at the Aquarium this year!

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Breakfast with Santa

Let’s wake up silly old Saint Nick and share a special breakfast together! Kids from one to 92 will have the chance to share their holiday wishes with Santa and get a souvenir photo to take home. Available on December 7th and December 14th.

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Get ready to watch our tree glisten as you sip hot chocolate, munch on holiday treats and yuletide carols are being sung by a choir at our special holiday tree lighting. Available in November and December.

Christmas Tree Lighting (November)

New Year’s Eve Celebration – Splashing '20s

We’re swimming into the new decade Gatsby style! So, get dressed up and come ready to dine, dance and celebrate among whale sharks, manta rays, sea otters and more!

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Photos with Santa

No holiday season is complete without a snapshot with Santa! Capture magical memories at Georgia Aquarium this year.

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Symphony of Snow

Be dazzled by dancing, serenaded by songs and greeted by special guests at our favorite holiday show, Symphony of Snow.

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When Santa isn’t busy building toys or flying in his sleigh, he likes to take a dive with some of his favorite fish friends at Georgia Aquarium!

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The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience

A story of a young boy and an extraordinary train ride reminds us all that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe.

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Toddler Time – Holiday

Get in the holiday spirit with your little ones at our festive Toddler Time! This event includes story and song time, a craft activity and a small snack.

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