Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, see the Penguin Parade, enjoy a snow play area, and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

Get into the holiday spirit each weekend from December 1 through 23, 2018, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Aquarium Holidays features a snow play area and photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire on weekends. Every day from December 1 to 23 Aquarium guests can also see Santa Diver giving “fishmas” gifts to the animals, watch the 10:00 a.m. Penguin Parade, take photos at the holiday selfie station, witness snow fall in the Great Hall, and explore the gift stores for unique holiday shopping. Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel will also be presented on December 1, 2, 8, and 9.

The festivities include the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals event on the weekend of December 8-9. During this event, the sea otter exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with decorations, and visitors can watch the otters savor candy cane-shaped lobster treats. Aquarium staff will also give special gift delicacies to penguins, sea lions, and other animals. Children can enjoy holiday crafts along with appearances by Santa Diver, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and all the Aquarium holiday festivities.

Aquarium Holidays: December 1-23, 2018

Holiday Treats for the Animals Festival: December 8-9, 2018

Hanukkah Storytelling and Dreidel Activity: December 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2018

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  90802

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or

 COST:            Included with general admission–$29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

With coupon receive FREE CHILD ADMISSION with paid adult admission. $17.95 savings!

Mobile-device and printable coupon valid Dec 1-23, 2018:

DISCOUNTS: A toy drive runs daily December 1 through 23 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6). Holiday Ugly Sweater weekend is December 22-23. Wear an ugly holiday sweater and get $5 off all ages upon request.

Exciting News! We have teamed up with The Aquarium of the Pacific for a Holiday giveaway! Tell us why you would love to visit the Aquarium this Holiday season and you just may win a family 4 Pack of tickets! Leave your comments below. Deadline to enter is December 12th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.  You can enter more than once but only once per day! 

Credit: Information and images courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific. SoCal City Kids will randomly select the winner. 


  1. Sandra van Hooijdonk says

    We would love to visit the aquarium because my son’s favorite animal is the penguin and he would enjoy the penguin parade so much.

  2. We’d love to visit the aquarium because everything looks better with holiday decorations, and we’d love to see the penguin parade!

  3. Everything looks better when decorated for the holidays, and we’d love to see the penguin parade!

  4. My daughter likes watching the divers in general – she’d love seeing the divers dressed up as Santa!

  5. I’d love to take my family!

  6. We have little kids. We’d definitely enjoy a day trip over there to the aquarium.

  7. My baby wants to see all the fish and sea animals.

  8. We’ve never been to the aquarium so it’d be exciting to win this!!

  9. Trying to win !! Thank you.

  10. Congrats Winnie!

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