Santa Safari at the Louisville Zoo

 photo 2014-12-13_SantaSafari_RDK_35_zpsz3ak0rud.jpgTickets to the Louisville Zoo’s Santa’s Safari are now on sale at This popular annual holiday event will take place December 10–11 & 17–18 with sessions at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.

The Zoo’s Gheens Room in the Islands Pavilion will be transformed into a festive holiday wonderland that will include a visit by Santa, his elves and Frosty the Snowman. A complimentary photo with Santa will be provided for each family.

Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance to deliver tasty holiday refreshments for each guest. Every child will be invited to participate in activities including creating a take-home holiday craft, sing-alongs and a holiday story reading. Afterward, families can share an adventure as their Santa’s Safari Passport guides them along a discovery trail through the Zoo’s heated buildings for some special animal insights and encounters. Safari Stations will provide guests with the opportunity to have one-on-one interactions with Zoo educators with biofacts and select Zoo outreach animals.

 photo 2015 Mrs. Claus_zpsgmj6evpm.jpgSpecial tickets are required for all guests. This is often a sell-out event, so be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Tickets, which include all-day Zoo admission, are:

Ages 3 and older — $15.95 for Louisville Zoo members, $20.95 for non-members

Ages 2 and under — $8.50 for Louisville Zoo members, $11 for non-members. Parking is $5 per vehicle for non-members; purchase the parking pass online with your tickets for maximum convenience

Visit for tickets and for frequently asked questions.

The Zoo’s winter hours are daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.) Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.