Ocean Park hopes to draw 5 per cent more visitors this holiday season than the same period last year, as it adds seasonal attractions including a light display, Doraemon characters and a diving Santa Claus. A key park Christmas offering designed to draw crowds is the indoor Ocean of Light display, which uses millions of LEDs to depict the park's animals and attractions. "We think there will be a 5 per cent jump in business year-on-year, so we're very positive," said Tom Mehrmann, chief executive of the park. Mehrmann said Occupy Central traffic disruptions caused a decline in visitors in late September, but October and November were record months for the park. "For the most part, the tourists have found their way to the park," Mehrmann said. "And we've been able to keep business going in a fairly robust way." Visitor numbers fell to 7.6 million in the year to June, from a record 7.7 million in the same period the previous year. Wet weather this year and a mainland law introduced in October 2013 to ban so-called forced shopping tours were responsible for the decline, Mehrmann said. "We're already trending better than our record year and better than last year," Mehrmann said. "We've already seen a recovery from those policy decisions." A 21-metre Christmas tree is among the park's many festive decorations and Father Christmas can be seen diving to feed fish in the Grand Aquarium. Visitors can meet St Nicholas up close at Santa's Candy Cottage, where children can share their Christmas wishes with the man himself. Ocean Park has expanded its overseas reciprocal discounts scheme to include the Resorts World Sentosa SEA Aquarium as well as Adventure Cove in Singapore. Visitors with Ocean Park tickets or annual passes can redeem a 10 per cent or 15 per cent discount, respectively, at the park. Ocean of Light opens to the public on December 13.