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Festival of the Seas

Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy festive décor with Festival of the Seas at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium from November 29 to December 31! See Santa diving with the sharks, get a free digital photo with Santa, and see special guest performances on select dates. Plus, search for the Elf in the Kelp through December 24 and enter for a chance to win a Family Membership. Activities are free with admission or a Membership.

Divers dressed as santa and an elf are in the water waving to a crowd

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.


Santa Photos

Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

December 7 & 8

December 14 & 15

December 21 & 22

Top of main Staircase, included with General Admission or Membership

Celebrate the holidays by posing with Santa! Check out our Facebook page the following Tuesday to download your FREE digital photo.

Santa Diving with the Sharks

Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

December 7 & 8

December 14 & 15

December 21 & 22

Shark Habitat, included with General Admission or Membership

Santa and his elf are taking a break from making presents to dive with our sharks! Make sure you get there early, as seating is limited.

Festive Performances

December 5
3:30 p.m. – Scholar Academy Choir
December 14
12:00 p.m. – Cremme String Ensemble
1:30 p.m. – Skyridge High School Singers
December 19
1:30 p.m. – Paradigm High School Madrigals
December 20
10:30 a.m. – Skyridge High School Bell Choir

Aquarium lobby, included with General Admission or Membership

Enjoy festive melodies performed by local schools!

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. Then turn in your scavenger hunt guide at the Information Desk for a chance to win awesome Aquarium prizes.

Head over to our Advent Blog for free activities and printables! Each day will bring a little bit of Holiday fun!

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