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Santa makes his annual holiday stop at the Zoo on December 3 and 4

WHAT: Tickets are on sale now for Cookies with Santa – Santa’s annual stop in the home of more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Santa parks his sleigh in the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom in Savanna Hall on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 2022. Tickets include a personal visit; a professional photo; photo-ops with holiday mascot friends; harmonies from live carolers; and a festive take-home To Go Kit including hot cocoa fixings, cookies, and a special craft.

Advance reservations are required and are available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get reservations here on

Tickets are required for all guests over the age of 3. Tickets are $25 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $30 for non-Members. Guests under 3 are free.

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

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 2022; reservations available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

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, 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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