Ripley's Aquarium - Holidays At The Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium - Holidays At The Aquarium

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Dive into oceans of holiday fun at these spectacular winter events for the entire family! From photos with Santa to a magical light display, you are sure to make magical holiday memories that will last a lifetime at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Ripley's Aquarium - Holidays At The Aquarium - Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

Santa Claus is coming all the way from the North Pole and making a stop at Ripley’s Aquarium! Bring the whole family to meet jolly old St. Nick while he is in town for a limited time, taking gift requests and posing for holiday photos!

DETAILS

  • Dates: November 7 to December 23
  • Time: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Ripley's Aquarium - Holidays At The Aquarium - Santa & Elf Dive Shows

Santa & Elf Dive Shows

Jingle all the way to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for our limited-time Santa & Elf Dive Shows! Watch “Scuba” Claus and his helpers as they take a swim in our Ray Bay and Coral Reef galleries and interact with the friendly, fishy residents.

DETAILS

  • Dates: November 25 to December 24
  • Where: Coral Reef and Ray Bay galleries
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Ripley's Aquarium - Holidays At The Aquarium - Winter Celebration

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

Ready, set, glow! Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic celebration is back to ring in the holiday season, and this year, Ripley’s is proud to be participating in the city-wide Magic Lights display! Start your stroll of Gatlinburg’s sparkling spectacle at Ripley’s Aquarium and get ready to be delighted as you experience the city draped in over 5 million lights!

DETAILS

  • Dates: November 10 to February 28
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