SARASOTA - The sea life at Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium is joining in on the holiday fun.

Mote’s Mascot Gilly the Shark, or Santa Jaws, was dressed in his finest festive Christmas gear, greeted families and their little ones all around the aquarium spreading some holiday cheer.

Meeting Santa Jaws was included with the price of admission, and if you missed the North Pole new apex predator Santa Jaw will return to Mote December 21st from 12 to 2 p.m.