Aquarium Aglow light show returns

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - See the aquarium in a whole new light! Aquarium Aglow returns November 18 through December 31 and tickets are on sale now.

The wonder of the season comes alive at Aquarium Aglow, elegant evenings of holiday celebration in the heart of downtown Charleston. Guests will journey through the Aquarium, becoming immersed in waves of color from tens of thousands of lights. Installations, from warm and nostalgic to awe-inspiring and contemporary, transform the space so guests can “see the Aquarium in a whole new light.” Combined with interactive displays and refreshments (including food, wine and beer available for purchase), Aquarium Aglow is an experience sure to become a new holiday tradition for many.

For those who enjoyed the Aglow festivities in 2021, the Aquarium promises a “bigger and brighter” experience for 2022 with additional light installations, new photo opportunities and a focus on an even more immersive environment. Plus, the Aquarium Gift Shop will remain open for any holiday shopping needs.

Aquarium Aglow opens to the public on Nov. 18, and runs 5:30–9:30 p.m. on select dates through Dec. 31. Tickets start at $26.95 for adults (13+) and $22.95 for children (3–12). Toddlers (0–2) attend for free. Aquarium members enjoy 20% off general admission prices.

New this year, you can be the first to ring in 2023 at Aquarium Aglow. Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 from 5:30–9:30 p.m. at a family friendly evening filled with festive fun, lively music and a special ball drop before bedtime. In addition to the full Aquarium Aglow experience, this event will have a DJ spinning party music, face painting and more exciting surprises.

Entry to Aquarium Aglow is not included with daytime admission tickets. For more information regarding Aquarium Aglow, including a list of all event dates, visit

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