Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Home News
Rocky Savio lifts his two-year-old son, Andy, up to the aquarium glass encouraging him to say hello to Santa Claus, who is equipped with microphone and earpiece, as he swims with the tropical fish inside the aquarium at the Silverton Casino Lodge Dec. 6, 2008.
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 | 12:30 p.m.
The Silverton Casino Lodge is taking Santa Claus a little out of his element for his yearly visit with area children.
For the next three weekends, St. Nick will shed the red suit and don scuba gear as he’s submerged in the Silverton’s 117,000-gallon aquarium. The rest of the routine will be the same -- kids should bring a list, and one of Santa’s elves will give them a microphone to talk with Santa.
Santa will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.
Parents are encouraged to bring their camera. For more information, call 702-263-7777.
Silverton Aquarium Named the “Best Free Attraction” in Las Vegas, Silverton Casino Lodge’s saltwater aquarium includes a 117,000-gallon reef aquarium with more than 4,000 tropical fish and three species each of stingrays and sharks. Interactive feeding shows are scheduled daily at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A staff marine biologist is equipped with a full-face communication mask and answers guests’ questions during the feeding show. The Mermaid Lounge features two 500-gallon jellyfish aquariums lit with LED lights.
3333 Blue Diamond Rd Las Vegas,
NV 89139 702-263-7777