Santa Jaws and Santa Claus make holiday appearances at Shark Reef

There’s no shortage of Santa Claus appearances in Las Vegas this holiday season, but there is only one spot where you can see Santa Jaws – Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

Santa Claus and Santa Jaws

For select days in December, Santa Claus will appear for photos and listen to last-minute Christmas wishes of children at Shark Reef’s shipwreck exhibition area.

With each paid admission, children 12 and under will receive a free candy cane and photograph with Santa. Santa Jaws, Santa Claus’ toothy helper, will also stop by to join in the photo.

Santa Claus and Santa Jaws will make appearances from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on these dates:

  • Dec. 7 – 8
  • Dec. 14 – 15
  • Dec. 21 – Dec. 24


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