In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish. Holiday Treats for the Animals festival kicks off Aquarium Holidays, which runs December 1 through 23, featuring festive décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Walks at 10 a.m., shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. A toy drive runs daily December 1 through 23, and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. On weekends December 1 through 23, including Holiday Treats for the Animals festival, the Aquarium will have a snow play area, children’s crafts, and photo opportunities with Santa. Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel will be presented on December 1, 2, 8, and 9.
Cost: General Admission–$29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Info: 562-590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/