Set Sail To Sea Of Lights

A wireframe crab glows bright red-orange next to an illuminated OCAq logo.

Set sail to Sea of Lights this December! The Oregon Coast Aquarium is thrilled to once again host Sea of Lights, one of the largest holiday light displays on Oregon’s central coast.

Sea of Lights will illuminate the Aquarium from 5:00pm-8:00pm the first three Friday and Saturday evenings this December. Join us on 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, & 12/17!

Aquarium members can attend Sea of Lights at no cost and non-members may purchase tickets upon arrival. Sea of Lights admission is $10 per person, or free with proof of same day paid admission. Guests 0-2 years old get in free. This family-friendly event allows visitors to view Aquarium galleries and exhibits in a new light, and includes Santa photo opportunities. While hot drinks and limited food options will be available for purchase at the Aquarium’s coffee bar, be sure to pack a pair of mittens and your favorite coat—the Aquarium is an indoor/outdoor facility, and Oregon’s weather is reliably unpredictable.

For our visitors’ safety, some areas of the Aquarium will be inaccessible during Sea of Lights, including the Nature Play Area.

This year’s Sea of Lights follows a two-year hiatus, during which the Aquarium was unable to host the beloved holiday event.

“We are thrilled to host Sea of Lights once again,” said Carrie Lewis, CEO and President of OCAq. “It’s such a highlight of the winter season, and it’s truly heartwarming to see communities come together to celebrate.”

Information and updates regarding Sea of Lights can be found online at

About Oregon Coast Aquarium

Since opening in 1992, the Oregon Coast Aquarium has been a premier attraction on Oregon’s central coast and an enduring advocate for the health of our ocean. For over three decades this 501(c)3 non-profit organization has supported marine wildlife and fostered environmental stewardship through its education programs, community partnerships, and rehabilitation efforts. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S., providing visitors with opportunities to connect with 15,000 animals spanning 300 different species. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR., 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates


2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365


The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.