Every holiday season, the city of Vancouver transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland. There's always the usual holiday light displays, trees and markets – which are totally magical, don't get us wrong. But if you're looking to do something a little different to celebrate the holidays this year, we've got you covered.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be transforming into a breathtaking underwater holiday paradise called Sea of Lights for Christmas starting next week on November 23rd. There will be tons of festive attractions and activities at the aquarium and you don't want to miss out on the festivities.
The Vancouver Aquarium will transform into an underwater winter wonderland for the holiday season from November 23rd until January 6th. The Christmas festivities will be unlike anything you've ever seen before.
There will be a scuba diving Santa Claus (where else in Vancouver can you see that?) called Scuba Claus that will be diving daily into the exhibits until December 24th. If you're a fan of Christmas movies, you'll also be able to watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in a 4-D theatre.
There are also several festive decorations sure to be worthy of your Instagram feed. There is Vancouver's only Electric eel-powered Christmas tree that will be located in the Teck Connections Gallery. There's also an enchanting jelly snow globe display that you don't want to miss out on.
So if you're in search of a unique way to celebrate the holidays, you know where to go. The Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park at 845 Avison Way and you can reach it by public transit (the #19 bus), car or walking from downtown. It is open every day from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Admission to the Vancouver Aquarium costs $38 for adults and $30 for students if you buy tickets online on their website. All of the Sea of Lights holiday festivities are included with your ticket.
For more information on the Vancouver Aquarium, you can visit their website.