For two weekends in December, visit the Zoo as Santa Claus travels the globe on a wildlife encounter like no other
Philadelphia Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for Zoo Noël as Santa travels to America's first Zoo for this holiday celebration! Philadelphia Zoo is decking the halls of the Treehouse where you can get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself* as spreads some festive cheer and listens to all your holiday wishes. Warm your heart at the Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar for some Yuletide treats and visit the Little Elves' Gift Shop to purchase wild gifts for family and friends.
Bring a holiday card for your favorite animal, and Santa’s helpers will hand-deliver your greeting that day. Rejoice in the enchanting holiday season and experience the red pandas exploring, the polar bear frolicking and cats roaming about in Big Cat Crossing, while enjoying the season’s crisp winter air.
Crafts and activities
Pictures with live Santa Claus*
Holiday gift shop and hot chocolate bar in the Treehouse
*Professional photographs are available for purchase.