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December 7-8 & 14-15 & 21, 2013


Session times: 10 a.m., Noon, & 2 p.m.
December 21: 10 a.m. only
(Separate fee - online reservation required)


Santa is making a special stop at the Louisville Zoo and he’s bringing a bunch of his North Pole friends along too. Join the holiday cheer with Frosty the Snowman, as he leads children of all ages in a Christmas carol sing-a-long.

Be a part of Santa’s workshop where elves help families create a wonderful holiday craft.  And of course, no visit would be complete without Mrs. Claus serving her famously delicious holiday treats and beverages (and hot chocolate or coffee too for the grown-ups.) A complementary photo with Santa will be provided to each child.

Then grab your special Santa Safari Passport and begin your journey through the Zoo’s heated buildings to experience one-on-one interaction with Zoo animals and Zoo educators. Bring your cameras! Don't forget your Jingle Bell necklace - $1 at the Zoo's Gift Shop.


You are also treated to an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS with the SimEx-iWerks 4-D Version of the Holiday Classic!  For more details on the 4-D Theater, click here.

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and @Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13)

Tickets Prices: Click Here to Purchase

Tickets are only available for purchase on the Zoo's Online Store. 




  3 and up 2 and under
Non-Members $20.95 $11.00
Louisville Zoo Members $15.95 $8.50

*Tickets are required for all persons attending and include All-day Zoo admission, refreshments (holiday treat and beverages), special one-on-one animal interactions, as well as a keepsake photo, a craft for each child and a bonus ticket to the 4-D Theater for each guest. Because this is a reservation-based event that typically sells out, ticket refunds and exchanges are not offered.

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.



Members MUST enter and submit a valid member I.D. in the member box in the left column of the ticket store (look for this box). 



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