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Holiday Magic at the Charles Paddock Zoo

December 21, 2024

10am - 1pm


Experience Enchanting Holiday Magic at Charles Paddock Zoo! 


Join us for the annual Holiday Magic celebration, where our dedicated zookeepers step in as Santa’s Elves to prepare special gifts for the animals. Santa will be at the Zoo on Saturday, December 21st, to help welcome visitors and deliver gifts to the animals. 


Here at the Zoo, it doesn’t matter if you are naughty or nice! Our scheduled gift delivery begins at 10 am and goes until 1 pm. Gifts will be delivered to the animals throughout this timeframe and activities for the entire family to enjoy will be available throughout the day.  Witness the excitement as our animals unwrap their presents - from the meerkats to the monkeys to the Zoo's majestic tiger. PLUS, the Zoo will be dressed up with holiday decorations, so come celebrate the season with us!


All the enchantment of Holiday Magic is included with regular admission! It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season with family and friends.


Over 200 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles, and more! The Charles Paddock Zoo is open Daily from 10 am until 4 pm. For more information about the Zoo, please visit

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