Newport Aquarium’s Scuba Santa continues this year

2020 has been quite a year, but happily, one of our favorite traditions is continuing. Newport Aquarium’s Scuba Santa continues this year and we can’t wait!

Newport Aquarium’s Scuba Santa tradition marks its 18th year of bringing joy to the holidays. Starting November 27 and running every day through December 24, guests will be able to visit Scuba Santa while he swims with a tank full of sharks. The Man in Red will be accompanied by his elf friends, plus holiday music and festive lights throughout the aquarium.

“This year, maybe more than ever, traditions are so important,” said Rebecca Foster, Newport Aquarium’s Director of Guest Experience. “Scuba Santa and the holiday wonder he brings is just what we all need this winter.”

Scuba Santa is a fun event with built-in social distancing. Kids can visit Santa as he swims with the sharks and enjoy a chat with Mr. C through the shark tank.

Precautions will continue to make sure Newport Aquarium is a safe place for families to play. This includes limiting capacity to allow for social distancing so advance ticket or Annual Pass purchase is required. For tickets, Annual Passholder reservations and everything you need to know before your next visit, go to or call 800-406-3474.

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