december, 2018

This is a repeating event

01dec10:30 am2:00 pmJaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa ClausTickets available now!


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!

Each family will receive a complimentary photo with Santa courtesy of Santa Magic, and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase additional photos & packages from Santa Magic.

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

Purchase tickets here.

Zoo members save $2.00 per ticket, just choose the proper ticket category when you check out. (New for 2018 – no promo code required.)

(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 wondrous ‘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. Each family receives a professional photo with Santa courtesy of Santa Magic

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.

Tickets can be purchased here on Eventbrite or at the Zoo. Tickets purchased at the Zoo have no Eventbrite ticketing fees.


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


Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

december 8, 2018 10:30 am