Sea of Lights

This festive season, immerse yourself in our new interactive experience.

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November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Vancouver Aquarium


Taking place during opening hours this festive season.


Included in general admission to the Vancouver Aquarium.

A whole festive adventure

As well as our new, immersive experience of bubbles, lights and sounds, the celebrations continue with returning holiday traditions. There are Scuba Claus dives daily (until Dec 24), our holiday tree powered by an Electric eel, the luminous jelly snow globe, and screenings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A 4-D Experience®.

Holiday features and programs

A new, magical experience

Our new, interactive experience gives you a sense of being below the ocean as you feel entranced by bubbles, lights, movements and sounds. A luminous, deep-sea world of wonder that captivates the whole family.

Scuba Claus daily dives

The holidays aren’t complete without a visit with Scuba Claus. Watch the jolly old man in the red suit (and black flippers) swim with the fish daily until December 24.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A 4-D Experience®

Enjoy the wave of childlike wonder as you watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A 4-D Experience® in our 4-D theatre where this traditional tale comes alive with wondrous sights, sounds and sensations.

Jelly snow globe

Delight in the magic of the season as you watch the enchanting jelly snow globe display. With a light display this spectacular, even Santa’s elves would be jelly.

Electric eel-powered tree

Marvel at Vancouver’s most shocking holiday display as you stand in the glow of the Electric eel-powered Christmas tree.

View today’s detailed show schedule.

Make a splash with ocean-friendly gifts from the Vancouver Aquarium’s Gift Shop.