November 27 – December 30, 2020
5:30 – 10:30 p.m. nightly
During this season of wonder, explore the wonder of life. Follow Santa to a world under the sea as you immerse yourself in this NEW nighttime event under EECO on the Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza with food, festivities, and holiday light displays for the whole family!
Discover both beautiful light displays throughout the plaza, and stunning light shows on the incredible EECO, set to some of our holiday favorites. Enjoy seasonal treats and shopping at the Gingerbread Village Under the Sea. Catch a bite to eat or a sip of hot cocoa at various food trucks and fireside vendors. All while being entertained by classic carolers and spectacular street performers. Then, don’t miss your chance to visit Santa and his seaside sleigh to complete a magical night of wonder!
Under Three: Free
Under Three: Free
Tickets are 50% off Sunday-Thursday
This event will not take place on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The Aquarium operating hours will be adjusted for the duration of this event, closing at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Admission to Festival of the Seas is not included with Aquarium admission.
Festival of the Seas is Presented by:
In addition, we’d like to thank the following partner including Utah Legislature and Utah Arts & Museums for their support for Festival of the Seas.
Vendors and Actors/Dancers Needed
The Aquarium is looking for local vendors of crafts or comestibles to participate in the Gingerbread Village Under the Sea as well as actors or dancers to become characters and interact with guests on the plaza. Apply today to be a part of the magic!
Still looking for the perfect gift to get your loved ones? Check out our gift guide! From gift cards to animal adoptions, we have something for everyone on your list.
It’s the Holiday season and Santa’s elves are busy . . . exploring the Aquarium during Festival of the Seas! Search for the 15 elves hidden throughout the Aquarium through December 24.
Head over to our Advent Blog for free activities and printables! Each day will bring a little bit of Holiday fun!