Bring your family and friends. In the warmth of your own car, drive slow, relax and enjoy the Wildlife, the unique Holiday displays, and the Holiday Decorations. On Thursdays through Sundays, enjoy the lights along the trail designed for evening animal viewing.

You will see Deer, Wolves, Bears, Cougar, Elk, Bison, and much more in this winter wonderland. Come and see the Holiday decorations. The Drive-thru takes about one hour.  

Santa has Special Messages and Huge Stockings along the way just for you! This is where all good boys and girls will collect five Christmas treasures.  

*NEW in 2018: Enjoy a holiday walk through the petting zoo, allowing you time to stretch your legs, get some extra holiday cheer, and feed some of our animals. Petting zoo is included with admission. Grain for the animals is available for $3/bag. The Grizzly Grill is also open for a bite to eat.

Remember to bring your favorite holiday music and your singing voices to get you into the holiday spirit.


Due to the covered bridge, there is an eight foot clearance for vehicles. 
(No buses or over-sized vehicles)  

Christmas at the Zoo
"A Holiday Drive-Thru"
Nov. 17th - Dec. 31st

Mon, Tues, Wed: 11am to 5pm (last car admitted at 3:30pm)
Thurs: 11am to 8pm (last car admitted at 7pm)
Fri, Sat: 11am-9pm (last car admitted at 8pm)
Sun: 11am to 8pm (last car admitted at 7pm)
Special Hours: Dec 26 - 31st: 11am-9pm (last car admitted at 8pm)
​Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

$5 per person before 3:30pm (2 & under are free)
$7.50 per person after 3:30pm (2 & under are free)
Christmas at the zoo is a magical experience and is sure to give kids from ages one to one hundred the Christmas spirit.