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Dinner with Santa

December 14, 15 and 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Member Tickets

Detroit Zoological Society Members

  • $45 adults 15 and older
  • $40 children 14 and under

Non-members

  • $50 adults 15 and older
  • $45 children 14 and under

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Celebrate the holiday season with a feast at the Detroit Zoo’s Dinner with Santa at Wild Lights. This event takes place in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery during our spectacular holiday light display.

The buffet-style dinner also includes a special gift for each child, arts and crafts, and a visit from Santa as well as admission to Wild Lights.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m.

Tickets are required for all children, regardless of age, as seating is limited.


Additional Information

Arrival

Park in any lot and check in with a staff member at the exit gate. Please bring your tickets with you.

Seating

Seating is limited and you will be seated with other families.

Menu (PDF)
If you have special seating requests, please contact Event Coordinator Ally Szydlowski using the Request Form below.

 

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Please note:

  • For the health and safety of the animals, most of their habitats are closed after dark.  The best time to view the animals is during daytime hours.
  • The Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Jane and Frank Warchol Beaver Habitat and Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat are open for the evening.
  • The Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, National Amphibian Conservation Center and all other animal habitats are closed for the evening.
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