Holiday Happenings

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends

rudolph and bumble

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His shiny red nose has been spotted over Mystic Aquarium and we’re ready to welcome him for weekends during Winterfest! Meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, and his snowy friend Bumble as they visit the Aquarium. Get your ticket to see the two star in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D.

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*Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends activities are free for Aquarium members and with admission.

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More Holiday Events

Munchkin Morning with Santa

December 1 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Delight in this Aquarium holiday tradition that your child will remember for years to come. Enjoy a memorable morning filled with fun seasonal and animal-themed crafts and activities, as well as a visit with the man in red himself, Santa!

Santa with Toddler

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Rudolph & Bumble Party

December 4 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Members Only
Meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, his snowy friend Bumble and the man in red, Santa, during this exclusive member’s only holiday party! RSVP’s requested, but not required.


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Breakfast with Santa

December 9 & 17 | 8:00 am – 9:30 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town and he wants to have breakfast with you! Bring your family and friends to a magical morning among the Aquarium’s beautiful indoor exhibits and gorgeous seasonal decor.

Christmas Toddler

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Festival of Lights

December 8 | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Walk through Olde Mistick Village’s winter wonderland from dusk until 9:30pm when over 4,000 luminaries light the walkways of the Village and Mystic Aquarium. Stroll through the Village and enjoy holiday decorations, shopping and live music throughout the night!

Front of Aquarium during Festival of Lights

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Pizza with Penguins and Santa

December 9 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There are no penguins at the North Pole, that’s why Santa comes to Mystic Aquarium to see them! Join Santa and a couple of our African penguins as you enjoy a dinner buffet of pizza, French fries and chicken tenders plus soft drinks and dessert.

African penguin

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Dec. 26 – Jan. 1st | 11 am to 3 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, 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.

Ice Carved Snowman

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Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends