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Winter Waterland at OdySea Aquarium

  • OdySea Aquarium
    9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ
  • Hosted by: OdySea Aquarium
  • Date: November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 291-8000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

VIP SeaTREK Santa Holiday Experience
Limited Number Available

Experience Winter Waterland and see SeaTREK Santa like you never have before! The SeaTREK Santa VIP Experience is the perfect way for you and your family to celebrate the holidays in a safe environment! Guests will have private use of OdySea Aquarium’s posh VIP Room, with comfortable seating and a spectacular backdrop of our Deep Ocean Exhibit, featuring sharks, stingrays, and more! SeaTREK Santa will join the fun, underwater of course, and pose for pictures with you and the family.

VIP SeaTREK Santa Holiday Experience Includes:
• Private use of the VIP Room for 60 minutes
• Personal Elf Host
• Private SeaTREK Santa appearance
• One of a kind gift from SeaTREK Santa
• 3 Professional Photos with SeaTREK Santa, printed and packaged to take home
• Winter Waterland “arts and crafts” for children under 12
• Light Food and Beverage
• Admission to OdySea Aquarium

The SeaTREK Santa VIP Experience can accommodate up to 8 family members or others from your safety bubble. Limited number of reservations available, so you better not wait, these will sell out!

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SeaTREK Santa Makes a Triumphant Return to OdySea Aquarium

Guests better watch out… jolly ol' helmet-diving SeaTREK Santa is making a splash again at OdySea Aquarium this holiday season! Interact with this fun-loving underwater Santa through the Deep Ocean exhibit where he will make two daily underwater appearances on select dates from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve.

Every SeaTREK Santa appearance kicks-off with a live reading of OdySea’s ever-popular oceanic original, “T’was the Night Before FISHmas” at the window of the Deep Ocean exhibit. Kids (and kids-at-heart) will enjoy the salt-water spin on the holiday classic as an OdySea Aquarium Elf reads loud and clear for all to hear!  SeaTREK Santa makes his appearance right as it the story concludes!

SeaTREK Santa twice-daily appearances: Nov. 27-29; Dec. 5 & 6; Dec. 12 & 13; Dec. 19 - 24

OdySea Voyager Holiday “Ride-Thru” Experience

All is merry & bright inside the Voyager exhibit this season as OdySea Aquarium creates a first-of-its-kind seated holiday ride-thru experience for guests. Voyager transforms from submarine mission to an underwater Christmas cruise as guests ride through a variety of yuletide aquarium displays featuring peaceful stingrays and sea turtles, playful sea lions, and majestic sharks enjoying sunken holiday treasures, treats and toys in their exhibits while festive décor and music changes with each rotation.

SeaTREK Santa Scavenger Hunt

Fa la la la-find the SeaTREK Santas!!  The challenge is on as guests search for 25 SeaTREK Santa pictures throughout the aquarium! 

SeaTREK Santa Photos

Capture the magic of a visit to OdySea Aquarium this holiday season with a professional Magic Memories SeaTREK Santa photo!  Taken with green screen technology at the entrance of the Aquarium, these photos make a wonderful keepsake or can be converted into photo holiday greeting cards at home when a digital package is purchased.  Individual photos available as well.

Giving Trees featuring Adopt-A-Student Program & Holiday Gift Store Items

Snag-a-tag from one of two giving trees at OdySea Aquarium to Adopt-A-Student for the holidays. A $15.00 donation provides an underserved student with an oceanic adventure with an educational, nature experience field trip through the OdySea Aquarium Foundation.  Tags for other holiday gift store items are available for purchase as well.

Giving the Gift of “Experience and Memories” Online e-Store Gift Shop

Put a sloth or a penguin in their stocking! End 2020 on a high note by gifting a Virtual Animal Encounter!  Choose from an array of awesome encounters with penguins, sloths, otters, sharks, or octopus!  Go behind the scenes and get up-close-and-personal with some of the most beloved animals at OdySea Aquarium – all from the luxury of home! Each virtual session includes plenty of time for Q&As, so it is the perfect gift for those inquiring minds – or the person who has everything.

Sign up for an open slot or reserve an entire encounter exclusively with friends & family. Virtual Animal Encounters at OdySea Aquarium are a fantastic way to get everyone together from across the miles to create lifetime memories.  Virtual Animal Encounters are ideal alternatives this year for the office “family” that now works remotely to celebrate the season or company morale. Ideal for Girl/Boy Scout groups, birthday gifts/parties, and other special occasions.

Spots are limited so reserve now! Go to: for more information.

Other gift ideas that create adventure and memories include OdySea Aquarium Gift Cards, Annual Passes or General Admission Tickets!  Purchase through our special holiday e-store on our website ( and unwrap exciting, educational, and fun experiences all year long!


OdySea Aquarium

9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Northeast Valley
Locally Owned
OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, was voted Best Indoor Attraction in Arizona. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest…