Event InfoStart: December 4, 2021 - 9:00am
End: December 4, 2021 - 2:00pm
Join us at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park for a family-friendly holiday celebration with the Zoo Elves! Santa and his crew are stopping by the NEW Zoo for Holiday Fest on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests can meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, along with a host of Santa’s Helpers, all ready for holly-jolly fun. This event is FREE with regular admission.
A couple dozen of Santa’s most mischievous elves are returning to “monkey around” the Zoo, making a bit of trouble, while Santa & Mrs. Claus will be accepting your “Letters to Santa” and sitting for photo opportunities. In addition to meeting Santa and his crew, guests will have the opportunity to play a holiday BINGO game, to find the Monkey Elves hidden throughout the Zoo. Kids who complete their BINGO card can choose a prize, PLUS everyone who comes to the event will receive a bag of candy while supplies last.
During this event, the Zoo will offer pre-packaged Penguin Holiday Gift Boxes for sale in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop for $35. Each gift box includes a painting made by a NEW Zoo penguin, along with a soft penguin plush, penguin ornament, a bookmark and penguin fact sheet, assorted candy and chocolates, plus Zoo Cash tickets for use during a future zoo visit. A blank, penguin-themed “Happy Holidays” card will also be included, so you can write your own personal message to your gift recipient.
The Zoo will also offer 50% off items in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop. This sale runs throughout December and does not include discounts on wood-burned pet portraits, animal paintings, admission, Zoo Pass purchases, Penguin Gift Boxes, or conservation and animal care fundraising items. It is, however, 50% off the lowest marked price on all other inventory in the store. Planning on giving the gift of a NEW Zoo membership? Purchase a gift membership during the event and pick-up the completed Membership package before you leave. Finish your holiday shopping at the Zoo and get some special gifts for the animal lovers in your life!