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Festival of the Seas

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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. Enjoy some hot coco by the fireside. All while being entertained by spectacular street performers and characters. Then, don’t miss your chance to visit Santa and his seaside sleigh to complete a magical night of wonder!

This event will not take place on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Admission to Festival of the Seas is not included with Aquarium admission. As this is an outdoor event, please make sure to dress for the weather.

Daytime & Online Activities

Elves with Sea jelly

It’s the Holiday season and Santa’s elves are busy . . . exploring the Aquarium! 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!

Advent Calendar

Gift Guide

Holiday Gifts under Tree

Still looking for the perfect gift to get your animal-loving friends or loved ones? Check out the Aquarium gift guide! From gift cards to animal adoptions, we have something for everyone on your list. The Gift Shop is open during our daytime operating hours. Aquarium admission is required.

Aquarium Gift Guide

Vendor & Actor Applications

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. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience for all involved. Apply today to be a part of the magic!

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Festival of the Seas is Presented by:

In addition, we’d like to thank the following partners including Utah Legislature and Utah Arts & Museums for their support for Festival of the Seas.


Looking for the perfect gift for your loved one? Symbolically adopt an animal! When you adopt an animal at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, you help us provide the best possible animal care. With more than 4,000 animals and 650 species living at the Aquarium, there are a lot of hungry mouths to feed! Your adoption will help cover the costs associated with giving quality care and food for one year. Help us take care of your favorite Aquarium animal by adopting one today!

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