Jungle Bells

December 1

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family for Zoo Atlanta’s second-annual holiday tree lighting. Zhu Zhu the giant panda mascot flips the switch at 4:30 p.m. on Grand Patio!


  • Free crafts for children
  • Photo-ops in front of our 20-foot holiday tree
  • Holiday gift shopping at Zoo Atlanta Trading Company and Pandamonium
    Delicious holiday snacks*
  • Warm spiced cider*

Guests over 21 can enjoy hot hard cider and warm mulled wine.*


  • A DJ Dance Party on Grand Patio
  • Fun local performance groups to be announced soon!

Interested in performing at Jungle Bells? Email publicevents@zooatlanta.org.


Cookies with Santa

Be here when Santa makes his first stop– Zoo Atlanta! Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and kick off the holiday season with festive crafts, costume characters, animal encounters and music. And of course, you’ll go home with a bag of reindeer chow for when Santa makes his visit to your home!

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