Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union
November 21 @ 5:00 pm - December 30 @ 9:00 pm$25 – $35
NOV 21 – DEC 30
Christmas at the Zoo
5 – 9 PM
OPEN UNTIL 10PM FRIDAY-SATURDAY
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY
Dating back to 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. Year after year, Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union continues to grow. For our 52nd year, we’re adding even more lights to fill the Zoo with a warm glow. And the best part is it’s all included with regular admission!
Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa’s Village is one of our newest additions. Here, you’ll discover:
Extra Hours to Visit Santa: Meet the Jolly Old Elf under the Bicentennial Pavilion in Santa’s Study from 5-9pm Sundays through Thursdays, until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The Zoo is closed Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day.
Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen: Free visits with Mrs. Claus through Dec. 23 and a special treat decorating kit available for purchase.
Santa’s Barn: See Santa’s sleigh and a few of his reindeer.
Tunnel of Lights: Have your camera ready to remember the moment you step inside the tunnel and are surrounded in glowing lights! Look for the one-way entry through the tunnel this year.
Penguin Encounter: Get up close to these winter-ready birds from 6-8pm (animal and weather dependent).
Mistletoe Kisses Gazebo: A picturesque place to find one of 10 hidden mistletoe. Look for more mistletoe hidden throughout the Zoo and submit your answers to try to win an Animal Art Adventure.
Holiday Card Photo Opportunity: Larger than life holiday card for a larger than life family photo moment!