Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic

Saturday, December 8, 2018
9 am to 4 pm
*Free photos with Santa from 1:30 to 4 pm

Bundle up the family and celebrate holidays around the world at Holiday Magic!

Holiday Magic LionAnimal Enrichments
The highlight of the day is watching the animals receive special treats and staff will be on hand to share facts, secrets and answer your questions. This year, animals will receive enrichments representing holidays from all over the world!

Activities for the Family
Enjoy storytelling, animal encounters and more all day, plus cookie decorating and pictures with Santa in the afternoon.

Member Shopping
Zoofari Market will be open for Sacramento Zoo member shopping. Members receive a 25% discount with their membership card.
* Excludes books, disposable cameras, sunscreen, sunglasses, Fair Trade, and promotional, discounted or sale items.

Free Photos with Santa – 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Get free photos taken with Santa, and the digital images will be sent to you later free of charge! Thank you, Mike’s Camera!

Santa and child

Schedule of Enrichments
Subject to change

9:30 AM: Ground hornbill
10:00 AM: African lion
10:30 AM: Snow leopard
11:00 AM: Chimpanzee
11:30 AM: Black and white ruffed lemur
12:00 PM: Sumatran orangutan
12:30 PM: Giraffe
1:00 PM: Red panda
1:30 PM: Eastern bongo
2:00 PM: Red river hog
2:30 PM: Mongoose lemur
3:00 PM: Wolf’s guenon
3:30 PM: North American river otter


Breakfast with Santa*

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Seatings at 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am
*Special Ticket Required, (exclusive members only event)

Join the Sacramento Zoo for an exclusive member event on Holiday Magic. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of build-your-own-snowman pancakes, bacon, potatoes, pastries, coffee, orange juice and more, then enjoy a special visit with the one and only Santa Claus! Guests will have the ability to take photos with Santa, ask for that very special gift and pass along whether they have been naughty or nice all year. After your time with Santa, plan to roam zoo grounds for the rest of Holiday Magic as we treat the animals with special holiday enrichment.

Tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to purchase yours early. Breakfast with Santa seatings will be held at 8:30 am, 10 am and 11:30 am – each breakfast lasts 45 minutes.

8:30 am and 10 am seatings SOLD OUT
Buy Tickets

Exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member only event.
Must be signed in to buy tickets!
Register for the website to access member-only events. Test your registration here.

Member Only Ticket Prices
Adults: $26
Children ages 2-11: $22

*Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit animal care and the general maintenance of the zoo.
*Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.

Become a Corporate Hero

Contact Corporate Sponsorship Manager Jess Dudek
for more information.
For additional sponsorship opportunities visit the Corporate Sponsorship page.

Snow leopard cub Coconut 

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