Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

More About Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

Dating back to 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. For our 51st year, we’re adding even more lights to fill the Zoo with a warm glow. This year’s celebration is bigger than ever with Mondays and Tuesdays added in as well as extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Best of all, it's included with Zoo admission and free for members!

Many of our more robust animals will be out late to enjoy the cooler weather, including tigers, red panda, brown bears, walrus and many others. Plus, learn more about your favorites during special animal chats. If your cheeks get rosy, dash inside to get warm and visit the animals in the Dolphin Dome, Deserts, Oceans and our Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.

Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa’s Village is one of our newest additions. Here, you’ll discover:

• Santa’s Study: Free visits with Santa through December 23, 5pm-close, with photo packages available for purchase. Please be in line by 9pm to visit Santa.

• Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen: Free visits with Mrs. Claus through December 23 and treat decorating available for purchase.

• Santa’s Barn: See Santa’s sleigh and a few of his reindeer.

• The Snowflakery: Wind through the mirror maze that is full of wintery twists and turns!

• Tunnel of Lights: Have your camera ready to remember the moment you step inside the tunnel and are surrounded in glowing lights!

• 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 in the main gift shop 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!

CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO - November 23 through December 30
-> 5pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday
-> 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday
(​Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)

Tags: arts and entertainment, animals, kids, families, santa, cookies, lights



Event Details

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 5:00pm

This event also occurs on 12/06/2019, 12/07/2019, 12/08/2019, 12/09/2019 and 19 more dates. [see all dates]



Location:
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis IN 46222

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Contact:
Indianapolis Zoo, General Information
317-630-2001


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