Merry Fishmas from the Rhyl SeaQuarium as Santa arrives at his grotto

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Santa and his helpers are putting the finishing touches to the magical grotto at SeaQuarium Rhyl, ready for this year’s guests.

‘Santa at SeaQuarium’ starts on 24 November for the weekend and then runs daily from 1 until 24 December, when of course Santa has to leave, to deliver all the presents in time for Christmas!

As well as being able to visit the great man himself in his grotto, there is also the opportunity to walk under the waves and witness the wonders of the ocean. From British sharks and rays to the amazing mantis shrimp, an array of amazing creatures can be seen.

Commercial Manager, Amanda West said, “We’re looking forward to celebrating the magic of Christmas this year with our guests at SeaQuarium. It’s the perfect place to create wonderful festive memories with your family and friends this season. Santa and his elves have been very busy setting up a winter wonderland which guests will enter through a Christmas tree maze. This leads to a dazzling grotto where Santa’s helpers will welcome guests with their exciting traditional stories.

“We hope our guests will be amazed at how magical the grotto is as it sparkles with hundreds of lights, decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more! Whether you’re looking for a special outing with the family, an opportunity to enjoy the holiday with someone special, or a unique treat with a group, SeaQuarium offers some truly magical moments this Christmas season!”

Additionally, guests can spend some time with the storytelling elves and the resident seals in their daily show and get into the Christmas spirit with an interactive Christmas story, finding out how Nelly the seal and the elves delivered presents for Christmas to all the animals in the ocean.

The Santa at SeaQuarium package includes a welcome from the elves, meeting Santa in his magical grotto, a lovely present and a souvenir photo in a festive wallet to take home. Not forgetting the adults, their Christmas treat includes a delicious cup of hot chocolate served with a snowy topping and a warm mince pie, all included in the price.

Santa at SeaQuarium standard admission is £10.99 for adults, £9.99 for children aged 1-15 years and £5.99 for babies up to 12 months. Discounts are available for groups and schools and also for booking in advance for certain dates on the SeaQuarium website. SeaQuarium Rhyl is located on the promenade and is open from 10am daily with last admissions at 5pm.

Further information is available from SeaQuarium’s official website: or by telephone on 01745 344660. Find out more on the aquarium’s official Facebook page:

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