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Scuba Santa Returns to Newport Aquarium

A holiday tradition returns to Newport Aquarium with Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland.

It runs November 24 through December 31.

The annual event blends indoor bubble showers with uniquely holiday-themed galleries.

And, of course, Scuba Santa.

“Every year Newport Aquarium transforms into a truly wondrous setting where families can discover the wonder of an undersea holiday celebration,” said Eric Rose, executive director of Newport Aquarium. “It’s the only underwater holiday tradition in Greater Cincinnati.”

The Water Wonderland journey will also take guests through a number of holiday galleries where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration.

Scuba Santa will not be diving on Christmas Day – he will be resting after a busy night traveling to homes all around the world. But, the exhibit will be open on all the other days during the run.

Newport Aquarium is also having a sale.

In time for the holidays, guests who purchase three Newport Aquarium Annual Passes will receive a fourth Annual Pass free. The Annual Pass Holiday Special ends on Dec. 31. Annual Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase, so guests can use them now to experience Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and into next year, including a VIP Passholder-only preview party for the opening of the new Ring of Fire exhibit in March.


-Staff report