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Holiday Fest @ NEW Zoo
December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$11 ages 16+, $8 ages 3-15, FREE ages 2 & under
Santa Claus and his merry band of mischievous Monkey Elves are returning to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park this Saturday, December 3rd for the annual Holiday Fest event. Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for holly-jolly, family-friendly fun. This event is free with regular zoo admission.
Throughout the day, guests can play our holiday BINGO game and find the Monkey Elves hiding all around the Zoo. Kids should claim a prize for playing at the Prize Table near the zoo’s Visitor Center before leaving! Guests can also find Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Mayan Restaurant from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drop off your letters to Santa or tell him your wish list in person – either way, he ho-ho-hopes you’ll sit with him for a photo!
Several other wintery, holiday-themed activities, such as games and crafts, will be available throughout the event. A few special animal friends will also make appearances, so be sure to stop by the Education & Conservation Center building to see which critters are out and about! As an extra sweet treat, all kids will receive a bag of candy on arrival while supplies last.
The Neil Anderson Canopy Tour will be up and running starting at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. Enjoy a treetop trek over our very own winter wonderland, seeing the Adventure Park and the Zoo from a whole new perspective.
The Zoo will also offer 50% off items in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop. This sale does not include discounts on animal paintings, admission, Zoo Pass purchases, animal adoptions, 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 – PLUS all membership purchasers will get a free NEW Zoo post card. Enjoy a little retail therapy while knowing you’re supporting the Zoo and making a difference for animals.
Dec 3 from 9AM-2PM
Cost: Included with Zoo Admission $11 (adults 16-61), $8 (kids 3-15 & seniors 62+)