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April 24, 2024

Scuba Santa Dives into Newport!

Go ahead, dive right in and join Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium this season!

It’s that time of year again for Santa to head to Newport November 29 – December 31 (closed on Christmas). Scuba Santa will be at the Newport Aquarium to listen to your Christmas wish list all while swimming underwater surrounded by sharks, stingrays and a curious sea turtle!

You’re little ones will feel the magic as Santa miraculously knows them by name by the time they walk up to share their holiday list! To add to the holiday the fun, the aquarium will be delightfully decorated, kids can join in on aquatic sing-along to “12 Days of Christmas,” be mesmerized by the magical bubbles floating around the room as they wait on Scuba Santa to appear, write letters to Santa and more! 

New this year is An Evening With Scuba Santa event taking place Tuesday, November 26 from 6 – 8 p.m.! The aquarium is extending their hours as everyone welcomes Scuba Santa for the first time this holiday season, and everyone can dig into some complimentary milk and cookies (included with annual pass or general admission). Ho, ho, ho – the first 500 passholders get a special gift at the door, so get there quick! Plus, passholders can bring a guest for a discounted price!

Mark this festive event on your calendar and see the aquarium in a whole new light! To learn more about what Scuba Santa is bringing with him on his aquatic adventure, visit

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.