Newport Aquarium invites the public to experience a holiday celebration under the sea from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 at Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa! I absolutely LOVE this time of year and there are so many great ways to celebrate the season! How cool would it be for the kiddos to see Santa with the Sharks??!!! Scuba Santa Newport Aquarium is the only place where families can celebrate the holidays under the sea as Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa® blends the thrill of indoor bubble showers and the intimacy of uniquely holiday-themed galleries with the tradition of Scuba Santa®, who has delighted guests since 2003. “Every year Newport Aquarium transforms into a truly wondrous setting where families can discover the wonder of an undersea holiday celebration,” said Eric Rose, executive director of Newport Aquarium. “It’s the only underwater holiday tradition in Greater Cincinnati.” How lucky are we to have something like this at our fingertips?! The Water Wonderland journey will also take guests through a number of holiday-clad galleries, culminating in a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration: Shark Ray Bay – Guests will be surrounded by lights, bubbles and holiday music as they join one of Scuba Santa’s elves in song and discover how some of Newport Aquarium’s most iconic animals celebrate holidays under the sea. Children will have the unique opportunity to meet Scuba Santa® one-on-one as he dives inside the 385,000-gallon Surrounded by Sharks tank and tell him their holiday wishes. Seahorses: Unbridled Fun – Hundreds of twinkling sea-creature lights will hang from the ceiling of theSeahorses: Unbridled Fun exhibit as guests experience holiday music and magical bubbles while enjoying some of nature’s most amazing creatures, such as trumpet fish, pipefish and several different species of seahorses and sea dragons. Gator Alley – Honky-tonk holiday lighting, music and decorations welcome guests at Gator Alley, the home of Mighty Mike – the biggest and baddest alligator in the country outside of Florida at 14 feet and 800 pounds – as well as Snowball and Snowflake, two of less than 100 white alligators in the world. Kroger Penguin Palooza – Children can write their holiday wish on a magic bubble and mail it at Scuba Santa’s Post Office inside Kroger Penguin Palooza, where five species of cold-weather penguins – a total of nearly 50 birds spread their own brand of holiday cheer. * Scuba Santa® will not be diving on Christmas Day – he’ll be resting after a busy night traveling to homes all around the world. We visited the Aquarium this week and they were getting everything all set up for Scuba Santa to return! Newport Aquarium Newport Aquarium Buy 3, Get 1 Annual Pass Sale: In time for the holidays, guests who purchase three Newport Aquarium Annual Passes will receive a fourth Annual Pass FREE! The Annual Pass Holiday Special ends on Jan. 2. Existing Newport Aquarium Annual Passholders can renew their passes during this promotion to receive $3 off the renewal rate for even more savings. Don't forget to check out the Shark Bridge on your way out!!! This is such a cool experience and one of my boys FAVS! Also, to get yourself and your kiddos ready for December, check out Portable North Pole for Personalized Videos and phone calls from Santa! I was able to try a few of the videos out. They are a little generic and I was hoping for some more variety, but it would be perfect for little ones who wouldn't notice the details. You can add their name, and something they have been trying to work on or accomplish and a picture of them so it makes it more realistic. I wish they had a feature where I could add all three kids in the same video, but we just had our Elf leave a note that their was a video message for each one on my computer. They loved it! You can SAVE 20% with Promo Code: PNP6BLG20 and SAVE 20% following this link. Merry Christmas! I was given tickets to go with my family to share this unique experience with you! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!