During the holiday season, there are many opportunities to meet the man in red, as he makes his way around Cincinnati. One of the most unique experiences takes place “under the sea” at Newport Aquarium. Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa takes place now through Dec. 31 and is a one-of-a-kind holiday tradition in Cincinnati.
Every year, Newport Aquarium is transformed into a wintery water wonderland, with a few special additions to make a visit this time of year even more festive.
The Aquarium is a great spot to take your family all year long, but winter may just be the best time to escape the cold and wander through an underwater getaway. You’ll love the tunnels that make you feel like you’re in the water with the various fish and sharks, the learning opportunities throughout and the interactive play area.
But Scuba Santa is the highlight of the event and you need to make sure you plan a visit (check Santa’s schedule here) with the jolly elf. It turns out that that even though Santa Claus resides in the North Pole, he is quite the scuba diver and is anxious to meet your family this year! You’ll find Santa and a couple of his elves inside the 385,000-gallon shark tank. Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa lets you kids walk right up and chat with Santa through a microphone and tell him what you want for Christmas. There are plenty of photo ops and an opportunity to purchase a professional, keepsake picture.
Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium is open daily until December 31 from 10am to 6pm. If it’s not already, make this a holiday family tradition for the most unique visit with Santa you’ll find south of the North Pole! For more details, and more information about the Aquarium, check out its website here.