Sea of Lights at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Fri Dec 6 - 5:00pm to Sat Dec 28 - 8:00pm

‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, gingerbread houses, and reruns of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Santa has spoken, and all of the Aquarium’s animal residents have made the “Nice” list! Well, the vote is still out on Nuka the Northern sea otter. Apparently he’s been a bit “shellfish” this year.

Join the Aquarium this December for our annual Sea of Lights. Over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations will surround visitors with the spirit of the season as they explore the Aquarium after hours.

Join the Oregon Coast Aquarium for Sea of Lights, the largest holiday light display on the central Oregon coast. Prepare to be immersed in over half a million colorful lights, live music and holiday decorations while exploring the Aquarium after-hours. SCUBA Santa will be busy granting holiday wishes, diving the Aquarium exhibits, and posing for photos with guests.

Entry is $10 per person or free with paid. Admission is free for Aquarium members, but they are encouraged to bring an item to donate.

Kickoff Weekend: Friday and Saturday night, December 6th and 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm
Cost: $2 with 2 canned food (or pet food) donations

Additional Nights: Every Friday and Saturday night in December from 5 pm to 8 pm (December 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28)
Cost: $10 or free with same day paid admission

The Aquarium is open every day, except December 25, this winter from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sea of Lights will continue to illuminate the Aquarium every Friday and Saturday of December from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For tickets and more information visit or call (541) 867-3474.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium creates unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon Coast and inspire ocean conservation. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S.

Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR., 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook, or Twitter for the latest updates.

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