Dinner with Santa
Detroit Zoological Society Members
- $45 adults 15 and older
- $40 children 14 and under
- $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.
Park in any lot and check in with a staff member at the exit gate. Please bring your tickets with you.
Seating is limited and you will be seated with other families.Menu (PDF)
- 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.