Holidays Under the Peaks

November 22 – December 24, 2019*

Holidays Under the Peaks logoThe wonders of nature are some of the greatest gifts to share with family and friends.  During Holidays Under the Peaks, guests of all ages will be delighted by new holiday programs, SCUBA Claus sightings and more - offered FREE with admission, throughout both Aquarium buildings.

Keep the holiday fun going with IMAX films and seasonal events!


*Please note: The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Program Schedule
Penguin Presents 10:30 AM & 3:30 PM Penguins' Rock
Electric Eel Program 11:15 AM Rivers of the World
Flashlight Fish Program 1:15 PM Island Life
Sea Star Program 2:00 PM River Journey lobby

(Special programs, times and locations subject to change.)

These new programs are offered in addition to our daily animal programs

SCUBA Claus 

Look for the jolly old elf diving in the River Journey building Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 2pm from November 23 – December 22. (After that he will be a busy guy.) 

Date  Time Tank
Saturday, Nov 23  11:00 am   Tennessee River gallery
Sunday, Nov 24  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Nov 30   11:00 am  River Giants
Sunday, Dec 1  2:00 pm  Tennessee River gallery
Saturday, Dec 7  11:00 am  Tennessee River gallery
Sunday, Dec 8  2:00 pm  River Giants
Saturday, Dec 14  11:00 am   River Giants
Sunday, Dec 15  2:00 pm  Tennessee River gallery
Saturday, Dec 21  11:00 am   Tennessee River gallery
Sunday, Dec 22  2:00 pm  River Giants

Holidays at IMAX

The Polar Express 3D returns November 29-December 26*! The IMAX with Laser system creates a brand new experience, even for those who have already made seeing this holiday tale on the giant six-story screen a family tradition.  SHOWTIMES (*Closed on December 25)

Special Seasonal Events

"O-FISH-ally the Holidays" Member Event Sunday, December 8   |   6:00 - 8:30 pm We invite you to come dressed in your festive best (or tackiest) as we celebrate the holiday traditions new and old! We will deck the halls of our galleries with sights and sounds of the Holiday season. Meet Santa, sample a holiday snack and enjoy holiday music from local groups including the McCallie School and Spinster. Join in on reindeer games in the Lupton Room- a special section for kids (and kids at heart) with holiday games, crafts and goodies to take home!   During this special holiday event, members will receive a 20% off discount in our gift shop. If you’re not a member, join now or surprise someone with a Tennessee Aquarium Gift Membership

PJs & The Polar Express December 14 & 15   |   9:30 – 11:45 am Choo! Choo! All aboard the Polar Express for a trip to the North Pole! Dress in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a special screening of The Polar Express 3D. This is your chance to meet the Conductor, sip hot cocoa and enjoy pastries before the movie. Fun for the entire family and all who truly believe! 


Special thanks to our Holidays Under the Peaks sponsors:        

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