Breakfast with Santa is sold out. Thank you for your support!

Holiday Family Fun

Bring the whole family for a festive holiday experience at Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo. A delightful morning at the Zoo includes:

  • Breakfast buffet in Lakeside Cafe
  • Private table for your family
  • Take-your-own photo opportunities with Santa and other costumed characters
  • Surprise gift for children (ages 12 and under)
  • Free parking (as available)

2022 Event Dates

  • Saturday, December 3 (sold out)
  • Sunday, December 4 (sold out)
  • Saturday, December 10 (sold out)
  • Sunday, December 11 (sold out)
  • Saturday, December 17 (sold out)
  • Sunday, December 18 (sold out)

Buffet Menu 

  • Potatoes O'Brien
  • Bacon, sausage links
  • Cheesy scrambled eggs
  • Belgian sugar waffles with assorted toppings: Nutella, whip cream, strawberry sauce, blueberry sauce, syrup, butter, chocolate sauce
  • Carved ham with Mustard
  • Chicken and broccoli crepes
  • Fresh fruit display: cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, yogurt, granola, dried fruit
  • Assorted pastries: donut holes, glazed donuts, scones, croissants, muffins, biscuits, jams, honey butter)
  • Coffee, tea, orange juice, milk and chocolate milk, and water

 For specific dietary restrictions or concerns, contact a Registered Events representative at (314) 646-4897.

Visit from Santa

Your family will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and take photos. Children will also receive a special gift chosen by Santa's helpers. Holiday costumed characters will visit each table. Please note, there is no professional photographer at this event. Families are welcome to take their own photos.


All seatings for Breakfast with Santa are sold out. Thank you for your support!

Zoo Member Reservations

  • $20/child (ages 2-12)
  • $33/adult (ages 13+) 
  • Free for children under age 2

General Admission (Non-member) Reservations

  • $22/child (ages 2-12)
  • $35/adult (ages 13+) 
  • Free for children under age 2

Tickets are non-refundable.


Parking on Zoo lots is free for those with Breakfast with Santa reservations. 

  • 8 a.m. seating — Guests attending the 8 a.m. seating must park on the North Lot on Government Drive and enter through the North Entrance (The Living World building). The South Entrance on Wells Drive is closed during this time.

  • 11 a.m. seating — Guests attending the 11 a.m. seating may park on either the North Lot on Government Drive or South Lot on Wells Drive and enter at the north or south entrances.

While parking for the event is free, lots are filled on first-come, first-served basis and may reach capacity. If lots are full, limited street parking within the boundaries of Forest Park also is available for free. See detailed directions to parking lots.