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Santa and Mrs. Claus with macaw
Holiday Happenings


Presented by our Corporate Partners.


JOLLY DAYSSanta and Mrs. Claus with guests

Strap on your jingle bells and head to the Zoo for a flurry of festive fun! Join us December 21 – 23 from 10 am to 3 pm for Jolly Days and enjoy animal encounters, games, crafts and a DJ! Best of all, our keepers will be presenting some of the animals with holiday “gifts” and other seasonal enrichment items.

Click here to view the enrichment schedule.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from 11 am to 1 pm during Jolly Days.


RING IN THE NEW YEARBall drop for Noon-Years-Eve

Your whole family can celebrate the new year without staying up past anyone’s bedtime! Noon Year’s Eve, scheduled for December 31, features a ball drop and complimentary juice toast.




This holiday season, give your kids an EdZOOcational good time with a number of holiday-themed education programs:
Season’s Eatings Night Hike & Overnight, December 8 (ages 5 – 12)
Jr. Zoo Crew, December 10, 11 & 17 (homeschoolers ages 5 – 12)
Jr. Zookeeper Club Night Hike & Overnight, December 14 (ages 10 – 13)
Zoo Winter Camps, January 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 (kindergarten – 5th grade)


TREETOP TREKZiplining at Treetop Trek

Now through December 21, Florida residents receive a 25% discount on all Treetop Trek courses beginning before noon. Present this flier to redeem the offer.