Santa Claus is coming to the Tropics!

  • Ongoing: until Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • Saturday: 10:30am
  • Saturday: 10:30am
  • Saturday: 10:30am
  • Where: Franklin Park Zoo
  • Cost: Free - $17
  • Age limit: All ages

Come celebrate the holidays and meet Santa this December at Franklin Park Zoo! Children will want to make sure they visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, who will be available for photos the first three Saturdays in December from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the always balmy Tropical Forest building, home to western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant anteater and much more. Guests can also warm up with free hot chocolate! Upon entering the Zoo, everyone will receive a hot chocolate voucher which can be redeemed at the Zoo’s Giddy-up Grill.

Other activities will include winter-themed arts and crafts, holiday-themed enrichment for the animals, storytime by Santa and Big Joe the Storyteller, and more festive fun!

This event was posted Dec. 4, 2013 and last updated Sept. 20, 2016