Breakfast and Dinner with Santa at the Zoo

Bring the whole family for a festive holiday experience at Breakfast with Santa or Dinner with Santa at the Zoo. Your joeys will jump for joy as they receive a treat from Santa, and you’ll be in a merry mood with complimentary parking and a delicious meal.

Reservations are limited, so reserve your spot soon!

Tickets must be purchased by phone. Please call the Group Reservation Line at 314-646-4897, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2021

Breakfast Seating Times:

Saturday, Dec. 4

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • Noon

Saturday, Dec. 11

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • Noon

Saturday, Dec. 18

  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • Noon

Breakfast Buffet

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Crispy bacon
  • Sausage
  • Seasoned diced potatoes
  • Biscuits and country gravy
  • Homemade French toast
  • Fresh fruit
  • Assorted breakfast pastries

The event takes place at McDonnell Center at River Camp. Each private table will be dressed with linen and china.

Visit from Santa

Holiday costumed characters and Santa himself will delight children as they visit each table. Your family will have the opportunity to take a photo when they stop by to say hello. Children will also receive a special treat from Santa.

Tickets for Breakfast

Pre-paid reservations are required and non-refundable. Seating is limited.

  • Zoo members: $18/child (ages 2-12); $25/adult
  • Non-members: $20/child (ages 2-12); $27/adult
  • Free for children under age two
  • Free parking on Zoo parking lots is included

Buy Tickets by Phone 

Tickets must be purchased by phone. Please call the Group Reservation Line at 314-646-4897, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dinner with Santa
Dec. 20-23, 2021

Dinner Seating Times:

Monday, Dec. 20

  • 5 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

  • 5 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 22

  • 5 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 23

  • 5 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. 

What's for Dinner?

Buffet dinner includes:

  • Garden salad (ranch and Italian dressing)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Seasoned potato wedges
  • Broccoli and carrot coins
  • Blackened salmon with white wine sauce
  • Herb-roasted chicken
  • Cheese tortellini with roasted vegetables
  • Beef sliders
  • Dinner rolls
  • Decorated cookies, cupcakes, brownies and assorted desserts

The event takes place in The Living World. Each private table will be dressed with linen and china.

Visit from Santa

Santa will delight as he stops by each table with a special treat for each child. You'll have an opportunity to snap a photo with the jolly old elf!

Tickets for Dinner + Wild Lights

Pre-paid reservations are required and non-refundable. Seating is limited.

  • Zoo members: $20/child (ages 2-12): $27/adult
  • Non-members: $22/child (ages 2-12): $29/adult
  • Free for children under age 2
  • Free parking on Zoo lots is included

In addition to a delicious dinner, each ticket includes admission to Wild Lights (weather permitting).

  • 5 p.m. guests can enjoy the lights after dinner.
  • 7 p.m. guests are encouraged to enjoy the lights before dinner.

Buy Tickets by Phone 

Tickets must be purchased by phone. Please call the Group Reservation Line at 314-646-4897, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Wild Lights

Select nights, November 26 through December 30.
5-8:30 p.m.

Stroll through the Zoo's enchanting holiday wonderland!  Enjoy special menus, family activities and more. Reservations for Dinner with Santa include admission to Wild Lights (weather permitting). 

Safety

We’ve made the following changes to Breakfast and Dinner with Santa for your safety and for the safety of our Zoo staff: 

  • Reservations will be limited to maintain safe distance between tables.
  • All guests are required to wear masks at all times except when eating.
  • Please note for the safety of our guests and Santa, we will not be offering pictures with Santa this year.
  • Santa (who will be wearing a mask) will make his way around the room and will come to each table individually to speak to you and your guests. Guests and families are required to wear masks while Santa visits.
  • Everyone included in the reservation must live in the same household.
  • Please ensure that if you, or anyone in your party, are exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19, like fever, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, or others, that you please stay home and not attend the event.
  • If you or someone in your house or party are currently under quarantine or isolation orders from a provider, health department, or employer, please stay home and do not attend the event.
  • If you or someone in your house or party are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results, or have been made aware of exposure to a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, please stay home and do not attend the event.
  • One week prior to the event, a Zoo representative will reach out to the reservation holder to confirm the above.