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Members' Holiday Event

Put the "sea" in your holiday season! Join us for fishy festivities, tasty treats and plenty of good cheer at our Members' Holiday Event. Start your night with dinner in the Restaurant or arrive later for our celebration featuring warming beverages, live music and other seasonal fun!

Dec. 7 (Fri.)

7–10 p.m.



Experience a night of merriment at our annual Holiday Event for members. This festive evening includes holiday music, photo opportunities with Santa, small bites, wine tasting (with wine glass purchase) and more! Shop for unique holiday gifts with your Member Night-exclusive 20 percent discount at our newly remodeled Aquarium Store. Please enter through the Main Entrance.

Add the Holiday Dinner (Optional)

Seatings at 6 or 6:30 p.m.

Start your evening with our special Holiday Dinner. Your dinner ticket includes a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. Beer and wine will be available for an additional purchase. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited; tickets are non-refundable. Please enter through the Restaurant Entrance on Hovden Way (just past the Member Entrance).

Holiday Dinner Tickets:

$77 per adult
$26 per child (ages 3–12)

Holiday Dinner Menu

Adult Menu

  • First Course: Baby Kale Salad, Grilled Pear, Candied Walnut, Honey Pear Vinaigrette
  • Main Course: Pan-Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Puree, Mushroom Risotto, Gremolata
  • Dessert: Cinnamon Panna Cotta with Gingerbread Cookie

Child Menu

  • Main Course: Chicken Breast, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans
  • Dessert: Chef's Choice Seasonal Cupcake
  • Includes: A Glass of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

Buy tickets for the Members' Holiday Dinner

Wine served at a holiday event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium