You’ve probably heard the phrase, “A Sea of Lights.” It’s especially appropriate this time of year. And we have a literal sea of lights for you to enjoy! Now through Jan. 1, 2024, enjoy a “waterful” holiday treat.  Can you say, “HO-HO-HO-H20?”

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By Peg Cameron Gill

‘Tis the sea-son to celebrate the season with thousands of lights under the sea! The SEA LIFE Aquarium in Kansas City is delighted to host Sea of Lights. During this special holiday event you can stroll through Peppermint Harbor, explore Gingerbread Bay, and discover more than 10 interactive zones decked in holiday decor.

A trip to the Kansas City SEA LIFE Aquarium is always fascinating and fun. but Sea of Lights puts a spectacular seasonal spin on the experience. 

Hours of operation at SEA LIFE are from 10 AM–4 PM, but please check the website to confirm. You can also visit the website to purchase passes

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest family of aquariums. SEA LIFE Aquariums in North America include SEA LIFE Arizona, Carlsbad, Charlotte-Concord, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Mall of America, Michigan, New Jersey, Orlando, and San Antonio. 

From its origins in 1979 in Oban, Scotland, SEA LIFE now provides immersive marine experiences in nearly 50 locations in 17 countries around the world. It aims to share its  passion for the creatures of the oceans and to make its guests fall in love with them. 

Since 2014, SEA LIFE has supported its global charity, the SEA LIFE Trust. In that time, it has helped provide vital practical care for marine animals through its sanctuaries, funding conservation projects and delivering campaigns that make a positive difference to marine habitat and wildlife across the world.

That care includes:

Creating new marine protected areas 

Reducing marine litter

Protecting sea turtles

Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hundreds of sick and injured seal pups

Creating the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland

The SEA LIFE Trust currently has two marine animal sanctuaries;

Its world-first Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland and its Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the UK.

Keep an eye out for how you can supportits work on your SEA LIFE visit or visit the website now to donate.

Learn more about SEA LIFE here

Read about another sea-worthy holiday-related event here

For hundreds more events, visit Missouri Life’s Event Calendar.