The holiday season is officially here, but all of the excitement can make it feel like you’re running a zoo instead of a household. Well, the good people at Zoo Miami can relate, and they’re offering a variety of holiday events to help you and your family celebrate the season as well as reassure you that your house isn’t as wild as it might feel.
So gather your flock, pack, or pride and check out these fantastic holiday events happening at Zoo Miami this season.
Holiday Gifts for the Animals
Good little girls and boys aren’t the only ones getting gifts this year from old Saint Nick. Join in the excitement as the animals at Zoo Miami get into the holiday spirit and receive their presents from December 5 to 7.
For three straight weeks, the animals will receive a fun holiday gift from decorated, treat-covered trees in the Asian elephant habitat to a holiday-themed ice treat for the lions. For more information about dates, times, and what gift each animal wished for, visit the zoo’s event page.
It’s going to start looking a lot like Christmas at Zoo Miami from December 18 to the 30 thanks to the Zoo Lights event. Featuring more than a 500,000 dazzling lights, the zoo grounds will be transformed into a holiday wonderland. Starting at 7 pm and running until 10 pm, you and your loved ones can enjoy the sights and sounds of yuletide carolers, carousel rides, and a special photo with Santa.
Admission is $4.95 (plus tax) for zoo members and $6.95 (plus tax) for non-members. Be sure to pick up your free 3D glasses and see the zoo in a whole new way. Want the ultimate experience? Purchase the Zoo Lights package and save up to 20%!
Dinner with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he brought his appetite with him. Join Santa for a one-of-a-kind holiday dinner at Zoo Miami on December 19, where you and your family can dine with the jolly fellow and enjoy some holiday fun.
Starting at 7:30 pm, the Dinner with Santa event will feature a full menu, including roasted turkey, spiced pork tenderloin, savory sides, and delicious desserts. Plus your little ones will love the fun carousel ride and a chance to meet with Santa himself!
Reservations are required and space is limited, so purchase your tickets early to secure you seats.
Polar Express Train Ride
Take a trip to the North Pole and visit Santa at home by hopping aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. This magical journey takes you and your children on an incredible ride complete with music, a read-along, gifts and, of course, a visit with Santa and his helpers.
Book your tickets early and be sure to steam press your favorite holiday pajamas for the trip!
From all of us at Braman Honda in Miami, have a happy and safe holiday season!