In celebration of Chanukah, the Georgia Aquarium will again light an underwater menorah in the Ocean Voyager tank, the world’s largest aquatic habitat.
The menorah, back for at least the third consecutive year, will be placed into the tank Sunday, Dec. 6, for the first night of Chanukah and will be lighted by a diver.
Each night of the festival, the diver will screw in a new, prefabricated candle for the enjoyment of visitors to the downtown aquarium.
Constructed out of PVC pipe by aquarium volunteers, aquarium dive immersion coordinator Chris Duncan says the menorah is unpowered in order to be fish friendly and durable underwater.
The menorah is part of the aquarium’s monthlong Festival of the SEAson, which transforms the attraction into a winter wonderland through daily special events, programs and decorations.
An additional large menorah will sit in the atrium of the aquarium throughout the festival.
Also, for those looking for a Christmas Day alternative to the traditional Chinese food and a movie, the aquarium will be open Dec. 25.