If you're arriving in Miami to spend some time before your cruise, or plan to remain in the area after you disembark your ship between Dec 18 and Dec 30, here's an idea to help you get into the holiday spirit. In a dazzling display of holiday splendor, Miami Seaquarium will transform into a winter wonderland for its annual Winter Nights & Lights Celebration. Complete with nightly snowfall, a Kids Winterfest play area, extended park hours, Holiday themed shows and exhibits, and a fireworks grand finale, Winter Nights & Lights, will light up Miami Seaquarium with colorfully illuminated animal sculptures and holiday lights. Gates are open from 9:30 am to 8 pm daily, except on Dec 24 & 25 when the park will close at 6:00 pm.
Winter Nights & Lights will also feature a variety of holiday themed shows after dark. Come early and enjoy your favorites and stay late for their new holiday spectaculars, "Flipper & the Nutcracker" and "Salty Saves the Holidays." Also enjoy Top Deck's Holiday Cruise, a seasonal classic. And don't miss the fireworks grand finale following the Flipper holiday show each evening. Thrill to the sensation of sliding down an icy mountain in the Kid's Winterfest play area on the 20 foot tall and 100 foot long 'Ice Slide,' which promises to be fun for all ages. In addition, kids will have a blast in the Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Coconut Tree Climb, and the Mind Winder, along with carnival games to test one's skill.
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park, accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. For information on Winter Nights & Lights, call (305) 361-5705 ext. 225 or visit MiamiSeaquarium.com. Coupons offering the child's admission rate for adults are available through the end of the month at participating South Florida McDonald's restaurants. Other special holiday offers can be found at MiamiSeaquarium.com.