Bring the whole family for a festive holiday experience at the Zoo. Your joeys will jump for joy as they meet Santa and his holiday helpers, and you’ll be in a merry mood with complimentary parking and a delicious meal. Reservations are limited, so reserve your spot soon!

Breakfast with Santa 

  • Seating Times:
    • Saturday, December 7: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
    • Sunday, December 8: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
    • Saturday, December 14: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
    • Sunday, December 15: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
    • Saturday, December 21: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 
    • Sunday, December 22: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 

Breakfast Menu

Indulge your family and friends this holiday season by treating them to a gourmet, festive breakfast buffet! The menu includes scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, seasoned diced potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, blintz with blueberry sauce, assorted fruits and pastries.

The event takes place in Lakeside Cafe in the heart of the Zoo. Each private table will be dressed with linen and china.

Bonus Feature

Holiday costumed characters will delight children as they visit the tables. When Santa makes his grand appearance and fills the room with his hearty "Ho Ho Ho", your family will have the opportunity to take a complimentary photo with him. Children will also receive something special from the jolly man's bag of goodies. Adults won't go neglected. Santa's special gift for them is free parking.

Reservations

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.

Reservations will go on sale October 8.

Breakfast Reservation Deadlines:

If the seating times are not sold out, reservations can be made up until the below deadline.

December 7 & 8 – Must register by noon on December 2.
December 14 & 15 – Must register by noon on December 9.
December 21 & 22 – Must register by noon on December 16.

Dinner with Santa 

Seating Times:

  • Monday, December 16: 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December 17: 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, December 18: 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 19: 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

Dinner Menu

Relish an exquisite Italian dinner buffet. Baked cannelloni with red and white sauce, chicken parmesan, meatballs in red sauce, Italian sausage and peppers, tri-color tortellini with mixed vegetables and pesto, seasoned green beans, garlic parmesan toast, Italian and Caesar salads, assorted desserts and beverages comprise this delectable smorgasbord.

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

Bonus Feature

Meet costumed characters Rudolf, Frosty and Jolly Old Saint Nick during dinner. Knowing that it doesn't quite feel like the holidays without gift giving, Santa will present a treat to children and admission to Wild Lights* (including Conservation Carousel and 4D Theater) with free parking for the whole family. 5 p.m. guests can enjoy the lights after dinner, and 7 p.m. guests are encouraged to enjoy the lights before dinner.

*Weather permitting.

Reservations

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.

Reservations on sale October 8.

Dinner Reservation Deadlines:

December 16 – Must register by noon on December 9.
December 17 – Must register by noon on December 9.
December 18 – Must register by noon on December 12.
December 19 – Must register by noon on December 12.