ALL ABOARD!!  

Reserve your ticket for the Aquarium Express, our after-hours holiday celebration! 



Come dressed in your holiday best or festive pjs, for an evening of family fun. Stroll through our winter wonderland of lights and holiday magic under the sea. Stop by the all-new holiday Aquarium train exhibit, snap a selfie with our holiday-outfitted Speckles and Sandy, wave hello to the jolly elf himself (Santa), and don't forget to bring your own stocking to fill with sweets and treats along the way.

Fridays  &  Saturdays

December 4 –19

Doors open at 6 pm


**Timed tickets are only $25.95 but must be pre-purchased online.**

Members 50% OFF!

Our conductor will greet you and send you on your way to explore the Aquarium.  Along your journey, stop at Celebration Stations to learn about holiday traditions enjoyed around the world at this time of year.  Be sure to get your tickets punched at each station and at the end of your journey we have a special gift for each passenger.   




This magical event is sure to make your holiday season one to remember.

Wishing everyone Happy Holi-Rays 
from your friends at the Virginia Aquarium!




  • All guests age 5 and over must wear a face covering.
  • All children must be accompanied by a paying adult (Under 3 are free).
  • Tickets available until sold out and will not be available at the door.