Festival of the SEAson at Georgia Aquarium

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Did the holiday season sneak up on you this year? It seemed to go by super fast! There are still so many things that I haven’t gotten around to yet: holiday baking, making Christmas crafts, reading my favorite holiday stories to Danger, and yes, spending time with many loved ones.

Atlanta is a wonderful place to be during the holidays. There are still festive events being celebrated at some of the best Atlanta attractions! One of my favorites, Georgia Aquarium, adds a unique twist to the traditional holiday celebrations with the Festival of the SEAson.

This underwater wonderland is not to be missed! I mean – mermaids! A SCUBA diving Santa Claus! A fabulous light show set to music in the Atrium! Plus, guests can enjoy viewing the beautiful creatures of the Georgia Aquarium.

Festival of the SEAson runs until January 4th, and is included with your general admission ticket to the Georgia Aquarium. Check out some of our favorite moments from our recent trip: 

Mermaid Meet & Greet

Mermaid Georgia Aquarium

Danger met a beautiful mermaid, and then watched her mermaid friends swim underwater. The mermaids are visiting from the Weeki Wachee attraction in Florida. It was really neat to see the mermaids swim underwater, but I especially enjoyed watching Danger’s face light up with excitement at the magic!

SCUBA Claus

SCUBA Claus at Georgia Aquarium

We watched Santa Claus dive into the water to swim among sharks and other fish. If you’ve ever wondered what Santa does for fun during his time off, this is it! Old SCUBA Claus greeted us underwater and shared information about the fish surrounding him.

FantaSEA of Lights

Team Bradshaw

Team Bradshaw stopped for a quick family picture in the Atrium during the FantaSEA of Lights performance. I am so grateful to the lady that asked if she could take a picture of all three of us. We rarely ever get complete family photos. The lights and music were perfectly coordinated, and it was really neat to look over the Georgia Aquarium while it was all decked out in holiday decor.

Our Special Nook

Piranha nook Georgia Aquarium

This is not part of the seasonal celebration, but I thought it was worth mentioning. We found a special little nook under water at the piranha exhibit that we have overlooked on previous visits to the Georgia Aquarium. Danger and I, both Pisces, were really in our element here. We enjoyed a couple of minutes under the sea until another aquarium guest discovered our spot. :)

Make sure to follow @GeorgiaAquarium on Twitter to stay up-to-date with special events at this famous Atlanta attraction!

If you’d like to see more pictures from our day at the Georgia Aquarium, please check out my Classic Mommy Google+ album.  Happy holidays!

What is your favorite sea creature, real or imaginary? 

I received media passes to experience the Festival of the SEAson celebration at the Georgia Aquarium. All opinions come from my personal experience at this Atlanta attraction. 

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About Classic Mommy

Autumn Bradshaw is an award-winning creative writer that now focuses on parenting, family travel, and life in the Atlanta area. When she’s not writing on the Classic Mommy blog or contributing to other established sites, she carves out time to provide social media consulting services to small businesses in the Greater Atlanta area. She has worked with a number of brands across multiple industries to successfully promote products and focus the social media outreach for events and travel destinations, including a well-known baby product brand and the city of Kissimmee, FL, among others. While her writing is often focused on the places, products, and events that aim to make life easier and more enjoyable for parents, she is able to write about a wide breadth of topics, including technology, travel, and political science. Autumn is proud to be an Atlanta Mommy Blogger!
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8 Responses to Festival of the SEAson at Georgia Aquarium

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Georgia Aquarium! I didn’t realize that they had a Winter program set up too! I love the Scuba Claus!

  2. That does sound like fun. We haven’t been to an aquarium in years. I need to go again.

  3. Mitch says:

    I would take a trip to Atlanta just to take my kid to this aquarium! And your pics make it even more enticing!
    Mitch

  4. I wish we lived closer to Atlanta. We’re a bit to far away to participate in all the fun holiday activities that they had going on.

  5. ashley says:

    I’ve never been but this is the second review I’ve seen of this aquarium and each time it looks like so much fun. Perhaps if I’m ever passing through…

  6. This looks like an absolutely beautiful place to visit. I also like that you and your baby found a special place to share a private moment.

  7. Love the picture a pisces yes you are in your element my hubs is one and he loves that place. Hope you all had a great Christmas

  8. I haven’t been to the Georgia aquarium in years!

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