It’s the first-ever Christmas season for the new Mississippi Aquarium and they pulled out all the stops to welcome a friend to kids across the Coast.
Santa arrived at the aquarium today and will be available for photos on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays now through December 20th.
Kids and families will also have the chance to write letters to Santa, enjoy hot cocoa, and even story time with an animal ambassador as part of the holiday experience.
With festive lights strung throughout the entire complex and extended holiday hours for guests this December, aquarium officials are excited to see growth this Christmas season. Kendra Simpson with the Mississippi Aquarium said, “We’re always looking for new and exciting things to do here. New events, and we just want to make everybody comfortable, so we want to have a little bit for everybody, so Pics with Saint Nick is just one experience we have here.”
Extended holiday hours for the aquarium now run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday all December long.