Be part of the wonder and magic at OdySea Aquarium as it transforms into an enchanting Winter Waterland® amidst incredible holiday décor and festive music. Visit Arizona’s only SeaTREK Santa who takes center stage, interacting with Guests as he appears underwater in the Deep Ocean exhibit. Pose with family and friends for professional photos that feature this jolly sea-loving Santa for the perfect holiday keepsake! Participate in a SeaTREK Santa Scavenger Hunt and send him an adoring letter right from the OdySea Aquarium Discovery Desk (and he’ll write back!)! Don’t miss a very special trip on SeaTREK Santa’s sleigh to hear his entertaining, enchanted holiday sea-life narration while riding Voyager as it becomes an oceanic Christmas cruise full of yuletide lights and songs!
Every SeaTREK Santa appearance kicks-off with a live reading of OdySea’s ever-popular oceanic original, “T’was the Night Before FISHmas” at the window of the Deep Ocean exhibit. Kids (and kids-at-heart) will enjoy the salt-water spin on the holiday classic as an OdySea Aquarium Elf reads loud and clear for all to hear! SeaTREK Santa makes his appearance right as it the story concludes!
SeaTREK Santa Appearances
12:15 p.m.: November 26-28; December 4 & 5; December 11 & 12; December 18 & 19
1:00 p.m.: December 20-24
VIP SeaTREK Santa Holiday Experience Package
Limited Number Available
12 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.: November 26-28; December 4 & 5; December 11 & 12; December 18 & 19
The SeaTREK Santa VIP Experience is the perfect way for families and friends to celebrate the holidays in one of the most spectacular and unique settings. VIP Guests will have private use of OdySea Aquarium’s posh VIP Room, with comfortable seating and spectacular backdrop of our Deep Ocean Exhibit, featuring views of Sharks, Stingrays, and more! SeaTREK Santa will join the fun, underwater of course, and pose for pictures with you and the entire family, a must for your next Holiday card!
VIP SeaTREK Santa Holiday Experience Includes:
• Admission to OdySea Aquarium for up to 10 people
• Exclusive access to our spectacular VIP Room for 1 hour
• Private Animal Ambassador Appearance
• Dedicated Elf Concierge/Room Host
• Private 15-minute SeaTREK Santa appearance
• 3 Professional Photos with SeaTREK Santa (printed and packaged to take home)
• Winter Waterland “Arts and Crafts” for Kids
• Light Food and Beverage
Reserve Your VIP Experience at https://estore.odyseaaquarium.com/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?CG=OA&C=VIPSANTAP
OdySea Voyager Holiday “Ride-Thru” Experience
All is merry & bright inside the Voyager exhibit this season as OdySea Aquarium creates a first-of-its-kind seated holiday ride-thru experience for guests. Voyager transforms from submarine mission to an underwater Christmas cruise as guests ride through a variety of yuletide aquarium displays featuring peaceful stingrays and sea turtles, playful sea lions, and majestic sharks enjoying sunken holiday treasures, treats and toys in their exhibits while festive décor and music changes with each rotation.
SeaTREK Santa Scavenger Hunt
Fa la la la-find the SeaTREK Santas!! The challenge is on as guests search for 25 SeaTREK Santa pictures throughout the aquarium!
Mail Your Letters to SeaTREK Santa
Write or draw your wish to SeaTREK® Santa and drop it in the mailbox located at the Discovery Desk. SeaTREK® Santa will respond to all those that request!
SeaTREK Santa Photos
Capture the magic of a visit to OdySea Aquarium this holiday season with a professional Magic Memories SeaTREK Santa photo! Taken with green screen technology at the entrance of the Aquarium, these photos make a wonderful keepsake or can be converted into photo holiday greeting cards at home when a digital package is purchased. Individual photos available as well.
Giving Trees featuring Adopt-A-Student Program & Holiday Gift Store Items
Snag-a-tag from one of two giving trees at OdySea Aquarium to Adopt-A-Student for the holidays. A $15.00 donation provides an underserved student with an oceanic adventure with an educational, nature experience field trip through the OdySea Aquarium Foundation. Tags for other holiday gift store items are available for purchase as well.
Giving the Gift of “Experience and Memories” Online e-Store Gift Shop
Looking for a unique gift? Love animals and want to buy yourself a treat? Visit our Holiday Gift Store to find that perfect item such as Gift Cards, Annual Passes, Lifetime Memberships, Exclusive VIP Holiday Experiences and much more! Purchase through our special holiday e-store (www.odyseaaquarium.com/gift-giving) and unwrap exciting, educational, and fun experiences all year long!