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Santa and Mrs. Claus Bring Winter Fun July 22 and 23 to the Louisville Zoo (Media Release)

Contact:  Kyle Shepherd
(O) 502-238-5331 (C) 502-744-5639  

Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning a summertime visit to bring some wintery fun to the Louisville Zoo July 22 and 23, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa’s Summer Safari is free with Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

The Zoo’s holiday summer fun will include games, crafts, wintery animal enrichment and, of course, the opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! This is the second year for Santa’s off-season visit and is certain to be a new Zoo tradition.

The full schedule of activities will be made available soon at

The Zoo is open daily year-round. Current hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.). The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Visit for more info.

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Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo, the State Zoo of Kentucky, is the top, non-profit, paid attraction in the state. The Zoo is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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