Holiday Fun at the Philadelphia Zoo

Experience the holidays like never before as the Philadelphia Zoo invites guests to spend two weekends with Santa and their favorite animals.

 Don’t miss Santa Days on Saturday & Sunday December 10th-11th and December 17th & 18th. Visit with Santa, watch orangutans and tigers open presents, join the Zoo Holiday Parade, sing Christmas carols to the animals and watch as Santa feeds, penguins, polar bears and tortoises! Santa Days are free with Zoo admission. Bring a holiday card to your favorite animal, and Santa’s helpers will make sure it gets hand-delivered that day! 

 Santa Days Schedule: 

9:45am  Animals ‘opening’ presents 
            Orangutans – 10th & 17th 
            Tigers – 11th & 18th 

10:00am – 11:00am Meet Santa in the Treehouse 

11:00am – 11:15am Zoo Parade with Santa from the Treehouse to feed the polar bears a treat 

11:30am Caroling to the animals in PECO Primate Reserve 

12:00pm – 1:00pm Meet Santa in the Treehouse

1:00pm – 1:15pm Zoo parade with Santa from the Treehouse to feed the tortoises a treat 1:30pm Caroling to animals in Big Cats Falls 

2:00pm – 3:00pm Meet Santa in Treehouse 

3:00 pm– 3:15pm Zoo parade with Santa from the Treehouse to feed the penguins a treat

 3:30pm Caroling to the animals in the Rare Animal Conservation Center

For more information:

Location:   3400 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196

Child (age 2-11)$14
Child (under 2)FREE