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FIRST EVER Sea of Lights

Select Weekends in December

Ho, ho, ho!  It's the return of Scuba Claus for the FIRST EVER Sea of Lights Experience!


SEA LIFE is lit up with Holiday Spirit this December! Go ahead and mark us down in your calendar, because you will not want to miss our FIRST EVER Sea of Lights Event! Wander through each zone of the aquarium to experience thousands of Christmas lights as they sparkle across every fishy friend! We will be hosting: 

  • December 9th: Annual Pass Member Preview Event. Want to come? No worries! Purchase an Annual Pass today! 
  • December 15th: Scuba Claus Dive Show @ 12 and 1:45 PM 
  • December 16th: Scuba Claus Dive Show @ 1:45 and 2:45 PM 
  • December 17-31st: Sea of Lights still open 
  • December 22nd: Scuba Claus Dive Show @ 12 and 1:45 PM 

Other activities include: 

  • Meet and Greets with Scuba Claus* 
  • Letters to your favorite animal (Neptune our Sea Turtle, Fiona our Giant Pacific Octopus, and Steg our Zebra Shark) 

*Subject to availability on day of. 




End of Year Annual Pass Member Event

December 30, 2018 | 9-11 AM

2018 was JAWESOME, all thanks to YOU*!


Join us as we say goodbye to 2018 and our best friend Fuji, who will be returning back to his home at the Brookfield Zoo in the new year! Enjoy the last few days of our FIRST EVER Sea of Lights Event and spend some time with Fuji before his journey back home.


You can even enjoy: 

-The last days of Sea of Lights

-FREE Hot Chocolate Bar* 

-FREE Holiday Sweets* 

-Write a goodbye letter to Fuji 

-Make a souvenir turtle craft to remember him by!


*While supplies last. This event is only for Annual Pass Members and is FREE. Members may bring a friend for $10 as well.*

Toys for Tots Donation Drive

November 23-December 14, 2018

Holiday spirit is swimming at

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium! 


For the Holiday Season, we have partnered with Toys for Toys- Charlotte/Concord Chapter to collect donations for less fortunate children. We need your help! 

If guests bring in a new, unused toy with tags, valued at $10 or more they will receive a Buy One Get One Free Aquarium Admission offer.* 

All items must be NEW WITH TAGS and valued at $10 or more. No used items will be accepted for the discount. Offer valid for one item per ticket discount (ie. one item is valid for two people's admission). 

*Offer only valid November 23-December 14, 2018. Items must be turned in and shown to admissions to receive discount. Discount is not valid for online ticket purchases, already discounted tickets, or with another coupon.*