Scuba Santa™ Dives with Sharks Beginning Nov. 25

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Area’s Most Unique Holiday Tradition Runs Through Jan. 1 at Newport Aquarium

Scuba Santa greets visitors to Newport Aquarium from within the shark tank.

One of the most unique holiday attractions in the country, Scuba Santa’s™ Water Wonderland, returns this holiday season for more underwater fun.

Now in his ninth year of entertaining and delighting guests at Newport Aquarium, Scuba Santa will arrive in the 385,000-gallon Surrounded by Sharks exhibit and introduce a family-friendly show where even the most beloved animals in the tank can magically talk to the crowds. Sitting in his magical underwater sleigh – pulled by sea horses! – Scuba Santa will even read a new underwater version of his celebrated “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, complete with special Scuba Santa twists!

“Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland,” which begins on Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1, has become one of the region’s favorite and most unique holiday traditions.

There are so many great things to see and do at the Aquarium every day, but Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland also features holiday festivities, activities and decorations.

  •     Visit Scuba Santa’s Post Office, where kids can write letters to Scuba Santa and deposit them in a special mailbox for speedy delivery.
  •     Take part in the Reindeer Roundup game by helping Scuba Santa find all the reindeer hidden throughout the Aquarium.
  •     Enjoy Extended Holiday Hours on select days during the event! (See below for details.)

Admission to Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland activities is free with a Newport Aquarium ticket.

For a complete schedule of Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland show times or for more information, visit or call (859) 261-7444.

Extended Holiday Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 25-26
December 26-31

Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. You’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including fun and interactive activities, like touching a shark or meeting penguins. Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company ( and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.


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