Jungle Bells

December 7

Bring the whole family for Zoo Atlanta’s third-annual holiday tree lighting! We flip the switch at 6 p.m. on Grand Patio!

Festive activities

  • Free crafts for children
  • Photo-ops in front of our 20’ holiday tree
  • Delicious holiday snacks*
  • Guests over 21 can enjoy hard hot cider and warm mulled wine*
  • Holiday gift shopping at Zoo Atlanta Trading Company and Pandamonium gift shops

Gleeful Performers

  • DJ Dance Party
  • Orchestral performance of holiday favorites
  • Neighborhood Ballet performing scenes from The Nutcracker
  • Caroling with The Graduates, Atlanta’s Premier Acapella Group
  • Many more special guests to be announced!
  • 6 p.m. – TREE LIGHTING

*Activities and special entertainment are included with purchase of general admission tickets. Food and beverages require additional purchase.

Additional Holiday Events: Cookies with Santa

December 7 and 8

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!

Cookies with Santa requires a separate ticket and reservation.

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