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.

Scroll down to see what else is happening at Mystic Aquarium this Holiday season!

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

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More Holiday Events

Gingerbread House Workshop

Dec. 4 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perfect for your holiday date night, a girl’s night out or just as a fun seasonal treat, this adult workshop provides you the opportunity to sip drinks, sample hors d’oeuvres and let your holiday spirit shine. You’ll receive a fully-assembled gingerbread house that’s waiting for your personal confectionary creative touch. Sweet décor options include seasonal favorites like royal icing, glittery sugars, candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles and cookies.

Gingerbread House

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Munchkin Morning

Dec. 7 | 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! Be sure to bring your camera to capture the joy of morning!

Toddler with Santa

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Festival of Lights

Dec. 7 | 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us at Mystic Aquarium and enjoy this dazzling holiday tradition riddled with community spirit. Bring a non-perishable food item for each visitor and enjoy free admission. Hear Saxophone Santa as he serenades the crowd then get your picture with Santa – on dry land or while he’s diving with some of his elves – all while enjoying the splendor of holiday festivities at the Aquarium.

Festival of Lights

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Pancakes with Penguins & Santa

Dec. 15 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Santa Claus is coming to town and he wants to have breakfast with you AND our penguins! Bring your family and friends to a magical morning among the Aquarium’s beautiful indoor exhibits and gorgeous seasonal decor. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet provided by Ocean Blue Catering and tell Santa your wishes for this holiday season.

Holiday Toddler At Aquarium

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Pizza with Penguins and Santa

Dec. 16 & 21 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 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. 1 | 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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!

Ice Carved Snowman

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Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends