Santa at the Zoo - Blank Park Zoo

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Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season for Santa at the Zoo! Join us for this great holiday tradition on Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring the whole family to Blank Park Zoo to enjoy a day full of holiday cheer.  After snapping a photo with Santa and his reindeer, writing a letter to the North Pole and enjoying a warm cup of hot cocoa, explore the wonders of zoo, both indoors and outdoors! Bring along a scarf and hat and wish all of our animal friends a Happy Holiday!
Festivities on both days will include live demonstrations, holiday snacks and crafts!

  • 10 am : Two of Santa’s reindeer arrive at the zoo
  • 10 am : Lions & snow leopards open presents
  • 10 am to 2 pm : Photo opportunity with Santa  
  • 10 am to 2 pm : Holiday crafts in the Discovery Center Room
  • 10 am to 2 pm : Spot the bird seed ornaments in the Discovery Center Exhibit
  • 10:30 am : Macaques enjoy a special treat 
  • 11:30 am : Seal / Sea Lion Training Demonstration
  • 12:00 pm : Tiger opens presents
  • 12:30 pm : Tortoises enjoy a romaine lettuce Christmas tree
  • 1:00 pm : Red Pandas snack on a holiday-themed bamboo treat
  • 10 am to 2 pm: Explore the wonders of the zoo!

Santa at the Zoo is free with regular zoo admission and free for Zoo members.

For more information, please call 515-285-4722 or contact






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