Be part of the wonderous holiday magic at OdySea Aquarium as it transforms into an enchanting Winter Waterland!  Create cherished holiday memories with your loved ones while meeting real mermaids, a swimming Santa, Elsa & Anna  or even a live penguin at Arizona’s largest aquarium – home to 370 incredible animal species and two million gallons of water! From special guest appearances to festive Santa breakfasts to an awesome kid-friendly, rockin' New Year’s countdown — OdySea Aquarium truly makes this season the "most wonderful time of year!"!

Mermaid Magic welcomes SeaTREK Santa, November 29 thru December 1

The holiday season at OdySea Aquarium kicks-off with an exclusive appearance by our gorgeous mermaids as they welcome another special guest to join in the fun: SeaTREK underwater Santa!! Mermaid appearances will take place throughout the Aquarium featuring special opportunities to meet and interact with these sea-dwelling beauties!!

SeaTREK Santa Walks the Deep Ocean Floor, November 29 thru December 25

A jolly ol' helmet-diving SeaTREK Santa makes three appearances per weekend day, November 29 -- December 20, interacting with guests through the SeaTREK exhibit windows! SeaTREK Santa makes three appearances daily December 20 -- 25 so be on the lookout for him!

Elsa & Anna Return to OdySea Aquarium with the Release of Frozen 2 this Holiday Season

Elsa & Anna take a vacation from Arendelle and head to the warmer climate in Scottsdale, to their favorite place: OdySea Aquarium!!  At OdySea, these popular sisters will meet their Arizona friends with daily appearances December 20 -- January 5. Complimentary hair and face painting will be available December 20 and 21 for children under 12 (no appearances on December 24 or 25).

Santa Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Penguins

When Santa is not walking the Deep Ocean Floor, he is visiting children on dry land with his favorite feathered friends – penguins!! Don’t miss the unique photo opportunity with Santa AND a live penguin ONLY on Dec. 7-8; Dec. 14-15; and Dec. 20- 23. 

Breakfast with SeaTREK Santa – YUM!

Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast while seeing SeaTREK Santa up-close! Breakfast opportunities are available December 7 and 8 only in the Deep Ocean Theater.

New Year’s Evening at OdySea Aquarium on December 31

Get ready for a rockin’ kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration that will end before bedtime – perfect for the pint-sized partiers in the group!! The celebration includes a countdown to the New Year in Deep Ocean Theater, a family dance party and more!

Giving the Gift of “Experience and Memories”

Give the gift that creates adventure and memories in the form of an OdySea Aquarium Gift Card, Annual Pass or General Admission Tickets!  Purchase through our special holiday e-store on our website ( and unwrap some real adventures for the New Year!

OdySea Aquarium is just one of the world-class attractions celebrating the merriment of the holiday season at the OdySea in the Desert entertainment destination with its Winter Waterland event. A visit to the complex is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit with twinkling lights, traditional seasonal music, a Christmas Tree Trail of superbly decorated evergreens and a jovial line-up of family-friendly, FREE seasonal events and opportunities for kids to travel on the OdySea Express train ride and frolic in actual SNOW!! Break out the mittens and gloves as Odysea in the Desert rolls out all the idyllic festive elements that makes this time of year merry & bright!


9500 E Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
$34.95 adult online
Recurring daily
From: 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
(480) 291-8000
(480) 291-8000