december, 2019

This is a repeating event

07dec10:30 am2:00 pmJaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus


Event Details

Join us for a truly charming holiday celebration!

Santa is coming to the Zoo and wants to meet you!

Enjoy a delicious warm lunch, venture over to the Wolf Cabin to meet some of our animals up close, create Christmas crafts, and top off your day by meeting Santa himself in the Discovery Barn!

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10 for children (ages 2 to 14,) and children under 2 are free (no ticket required.)

Zoo members save $2.00 per ticket, just choose the proper ticket category when you check out.
(Zoo memberships will be verified after purchase. Need a membership? Need to renew? Stop by the Zoo or visit today!)

Jaws, Paws and Lunch with Santa Claus includes:

Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free carousel rides from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Critter Close Up in the Wolf Cabin from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Our animal department staff have created wonderous ‘gifts’ for our animals! We’ll be announcing enrichment presentations throughout the event. You won’t want to miss these.

Our Holiday Nights ‘Spot the Elf’ contest will be crossing over for Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus! Spot the elf somewhere in the Zoo and be entered to win prizes! Drawing will be held on December 23rd!

Christmas Activities from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Photos with Santa in the Discovery Barn from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We’re offering open seating throughout the event. We’ll have plenty of activities throughout the Zoo, and you’ll be able to stop in for lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104