Magical Moments at ‘Santa by the Sea’

By / Local Events / Tuesday, 09 December 2014 05:00

KURE BEACH, N.C. – What’s more magical than Santa dashing through the snow? Well, “Santa by the Sea,” of course. Join the jolly ol’ elf for two festive evenings at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher for a unique holiday experience from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 20. Santa’s guests make holiday crafts, play games, win prizes and much more. Explore the Aquarium’s decked halls and enjoy holiday music. Listen as Mrs. Clause shares a fishy and festive tale during story time. Good girls and boys can visit with Santa and meet a few of his wild friends. He may even surprise everyone by diving alongside sharks, eels and one of his favorite sea turtle friends, Shelldon. Tis’ almost the season to be jolly, so purchase your tickets today and start a holiday tradition your child will always remember. Admission includes a free photo with Santa for each child. Advance tickets are $15 per person; children 2 and younger are free. Tickets at the door will be $18. Aquarium members receive a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult. For more information and to purchase tickets to “Santa by the Sea” visit or call (910) 458-7468. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located 15 miles south of Wilmington on US 421, in Kure Beach. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Normal admission: $10.95 adults ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information:



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