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Santa makes a ho-ho-holiday stop at the Zoo on December 2 and 3  

Reservations are flying away faster than Santa’s sleigh for Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023. Make plans now to bring the family for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. A holiday host of Santa’s friends will be on hand for special opportunities to include cookies with Frosty; hot cocoa with Rudolph; crafts with the Elves; and holly-jolly photo opportunities to sparkle for years to come. Admission to Zoo Atlanta is included with an event ticket.

With one time slot already sold out, reservations are limited for Santa’s annual stop in the home of hundreds of animals from around the world. Advance reservations are required; entry will not be available on a walk-up basis. Get reservations here on

Tickets are required for all guests over the age of 3. Tickets are $25 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $35 for non-Members. Guests 2 and under are free.

Cookies with Santa has sold out in previous years; visit for reservations and answers to frequently asked questions about the event.

Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023; limited reservations available.                            

Zoo Atlanta 
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30315

Rachel Davis
Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, bontebok, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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