Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Celebrates Santa’s Seaside Shellabration

~ from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Santa Claus is not camera shy to get his photo taken with all the holiday festivities planned for Santa’s Seaside Shellabration, November 5 through December 23 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

“We are so excited about Santa’s Seaside Shellabration. This is such a great time for friends and family to gather together, spread love, and show affection to each other during the holidays. We have everything from photos and breakfast with Santa to having your pet have their photo taken with Santa,” said Amanda Caton, general manager for Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.


SCHEDULE for Santa’s Seaside Shellabration

Photos with Santa: November 3-December 23.

Santa is off on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturday, December 2.


Pet Photos with Santa:

November 11, November 18, December 2

10% of pet proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters.


Breakfast & Photo with Santa

November 25, December 2, December 9, December 23

Hot breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, biscuits & gravy and fresh fruit. Reservations are required in advance. 


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