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Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Dec 23, 2017
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until Dec 23, 2017
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Dec 23, 2017
Join us for our first annual Holiday Nights series at the Zoo, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout November and December!
Enjoy a family stroll through the Zoo complete with charming Christmas lights. Roast marshmallows by campfire and enjoy up close animal encounters. We’ve even built an ice skating rink! Nothing says winter fun like spending time together at your Zoo!
The Zoo will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, starting Thursday, November 9th and running through December 23rd. (We will not be holding a Holiday Night event on Thanksgiving Day.)
Red River Zoo members receive FREE admission. (We are not honoring membership reciprocity for these special events. Purchase your Red River Zoo membership here.)
If you’re not a Zoo member, admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 2 to 14, and under 2 are free.
Holiday Nights are sure to delight the entire family!
The festivities include:
Christmas lights adorning the first section of the zoo. (A charming and easy stroll in any kind of weather!)
An ice skating rink. That’s right!!! Bring your skates and enjoy the ice then warm up with a FREE ride on the Carousel!
Complimentary marshmallows for you and your family to roast at our family fire pit on the Carousel patio!
Winter activities & crafts!
Special animal encounters!
Animal enrichment and training presentations!
Let the Zoo be your winter wonderland! Feel free to create your own snowman AND snow animals for all to see!
Our ‘Spot the Elf’ Scavenger Hunt!
The Elf on a Shelf will be moving to a new spot throughout the Zoo each night. Spot the elf and enter to win one of our fabulous prizes!
Prizes include a Nintendo Switch entertainment system, L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise, Zoo gift cards, Zoo plush, and more!
All attendees will be eligible to enter once per evening, but you can attend as many Holiday Night evenings as you’d like!
We’ll be selling hot cocoa, hot cider, hot coffee, and fresh baked cookies in the Carousel pavilion!
We’ll have additional surprises to announce throughout the holiday season, so check the Facebook event page each week to see what we’ve got in store for you!