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Ripley's Festival of Trees in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dive into holiday fun at Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach. Each year, the popular aquarium hosts the annual Festival of Trees from early November to the end of December.

What to Expect at the Festival of Trees

Festival of TreesHeld during the months of November and December each year, the Festival of Trees is part of your regular admission to the aquarium. The aquarium opens daily at 9:00 am, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. This year, the Festival of Trees is open from November 9th to December 31, 2018.
During the Festival of Trees, over 100 holiday trees are on display. Each tree is uniquely decorated for the holidays to represent the diversity of the United States. Bring your camera to capture the perfect family picture for your holiday card! Take your time and marvel at the detail put into making each tree shine for this event.
For additional holiday fun, visit the aquarium and eat breakfast with Santa Claus on select dates! With an advance registration, you and your family can also enjoy a festive breakfast by the aquatic animals. Plus, you’ll receive a visit from the jolly old man himself.

Other Ripley’s Aquarium Experiences

Since the Festival of Trees is included in your aquarium admission, you have a full day of exploring ahead of you. Add the Stingray Experience to your day for an adventure unlike any other. This two-hour endeavor is only $50.00 and includes admission to the aquarium, a behind-the-scenes tour, hands-on education, a backpack, t-shirt, photo CD, and the opportunity to come face-to-face with a stingray!
Also, choose a U-Pick Combo pass from Reserve Myrtle Beach to combine your aquarium tickets with other Ripley’s attractions. From Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum to Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, there is never a dull moment when you experience the fun of Ripley’s attractions.

Purchase Your Ripley’s Aquarium Tickets Today

Want to skip the ticket line and head straight for the Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium? Buy your tickets in advance today. Not only will you save more on your vacation, you’ll have more time to explore as you stroll right past the ticket line.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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