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December 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until January 1, 2019

ice carved snowman

It’s the most wonderful time of the year where Mystic Aquarium sparkles with holiday cheer through the New Year! Join us one day or many and delight in the magic of the season with different activities every day. Check out all that we have planned for you!

  • Watch talented artists from Ocean Blue Catering and Ice Matters as they chop, chisel and chip away at massive chunks of ice to create frozen sculptures then take your own cool photo next to the finished masterpiece.
  • Santa’s on vacation! Get your picture taken with him and write the jolly man a thank you to show him how much you appreciate all the holiday cheer he has spread then say hello to his elves frolicking underwater as they interact with all their friends at Winterfest.
  • Take a piece of Winterfest home with you! Let your creativity shine as you craft a spectacular snowman masterpiece that will remind you of all the fun you had with us.
  • Meet the Sea Princess and Ice Princess for a sing-a-long and autograph session (and don’t forget your camera for a pretty, pretty picture!).
  • Dance, sing and join in the musical fun with live music by area favorites Steve Elci & Friends as they ring in the New Year with a special “Countdown to Noon” performance.
  • Toast to the New Year while belugas swim in the background! Celebrate the start of 2019 with a complimentary cider bubbly toast.

Plus, visit us every Saturday or Sunday in December to meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, and his furry friend Bumble as they visit the Aquarium! And be sure to get your ticket to watch the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D, with friends and family all December!

Schedule December 26 – January 1

Snowman Craft & Red Nose Face Painting Kitchings Classroom
Make your own snowman to take home and get your nose painted shiny red just like Rudolph!

Santa’s Cali Cabana Main Gallery
Stop by and see Santa as he takes a much needed break after his busy holiday deliveries! Write him a special thank you note and hand deliver it right to him! *No Santa on Monday, January 1. He will be back at the North Pole to get ready for 2019!

Diving Elves Main Gallery
Watch as elves frolic among tropical fish, eels and more! Don’t forget to snap a “sELFie” with them!

Weekends 11:00am-3:00pm
Meet & Greet with Rudolph & Bumble Main Gallery, Mezzanine
Take a picture with the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph and his snowy friend Bumble!

Special Entertainment
Wednesday, December 26
12:30pm Meet & Greet, Autographs & Sing-a-long with the Ice Princess Main Gallery
Thursday, December 27
11:00am Gingerbread House Demonstration by Chef Eric Hirsh Main Gallery
12:00pm Ice Carving by Ocean Blue Catering Ocean Conservation Pool Area

Friday, December 28
12:30pm Meet & Greet, Autographs & Sing-a-long with the Sea Princess Main Gallery

Saturday, December 29
11:00am Live music by Azalea Drive Main Gallery
12:00pm Ice Carving by Ice Matters Ocean Conservation Pool Area

Sunday, December 30
11:00am Live music by Bloomer Main Gallery
12:00pm Ice Carving by Ice Matters Ocean Conservation Pool Area

Monday, December 31*
11:30am & 1:30pm Countdown to Noon Concert with Steve Elci & Friends Main Gallery
*California Sea Lion Shows will be 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm

Tuesday, January 1
12:00pm Cheers to the New Year! Bubbly with Belugas! Arctic Coast


December 26, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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(860) 572-5955