Sea of Lights to Brighten Aquarium with Spirit of Season

Sea of LightsMax the Sean Lion in a Santa Hat photo by Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Scuba Santa photo by Oregon Coast Aquar

Scuba Santa photo by Oregon Coast Aquarium

SCUBA Santa, sparkling lights and an ocean of holiday cheer will greet visitors every weekend this December at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Sea of Lights celebration.
Over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations will surround visitors with the spirit of the season as they explore the Aquarium after hours. Santa will be present every night of Sea of Lights until Christmas to pose for photos and note visitors’ Christmas wishes.
This family-friendly event kicks off with a special celebration on December 2 and 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission to the first weekend of Sea of Lights is $2 with 2 cans of nonperishable people or pet food for the local food bank. Entry is $10 per person without donation. Admission is free for Aquarium members, but they are encouraged to bring an item to donate.
Sea of Lights will continue to illuminate the Aquarium every following Friday and Saturday of December from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the exception for December 24. Admission is $10, or free with same day paid admission.
“Sea of Lights is a fun way for the Aquarium give back to the community. There is no other place to go see a big light display on the central Oregon Coast, and you can simultaneously help stock the shelves of our local food bank,” said Lance Beck, Director of Marketing at the Aquarium.
AZA Accreditation, Veterans, VolunteersThis year’s Sea of Lights is proudly presented by Walmart. Customers that spend over $100 at Walmart’s Newport, Oregon location beginning November 21 will receive a voucher for one free admission to Sea of Lights at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Offer valid while supplies last and certain dates are subject to blackout. See store for details. Attendees using a voucher are encouraged, but not required, to make a food or toy donation.
Join in the merriment this December at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, Oregon 97365. The Aquarium is open every day, except December 25, this winter from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit aquarium.org or call (541) 867-3474.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium creates unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon Coast and inspire ocean conservation. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook, or Twitter for the latest updates.

Sea of Lights 2015 Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Aquarium

Sea of Lights 2015 Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Aquarium