Holiday Happenings and Great Gifts!
Enjoy the holidays at the San Francisco Zoo! The reindeer are back and there’s much more. Check out all of the activities happening through New Year’s Day.
GIFTS FOR GIVING THIS SEASON:
At the Zoo, there are so many ways to be creative with your gifts. Won't it feel good to know that your thoughtful gift will help us connect people
with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action? Thank you for considering these fun options for giving:
Zoo Lights Preview
December 6, 7, 13, 14
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
As a warm up for the full-on fun of Zoo Lights, we're extending Zoo hours for these special weekend nights in December. Come enjoy the San Francisco Zoo at night under magical holiday lights. Shop at our all-new Holiday Marketplace, see the reindeer romp, enjoy hot apple cider and cocoa at Cafe Playfield, and hum along to seasonal music as you play in the newly renovated Elinor Friend Playground. Click here for details
Nightly, December 20 to 30 (dark on Dec. 24 and 25)
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
'Tis the season to enjoy the San Francisco Zoo at night under magical holiday lights. Come take a moonlight meander through the Zoo as it sparkles with cheer: Make your way from Entry Village Plaza to the newly renovated Elinor Friend Playground for some magical playtime under the stars. Through December 23, shop at the Holiday Marketplace to find one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones. Then head over to the tent to sit with Santa Claus and sip hot apple cider and cocoa. Don't forget to pay a visit to his special reindeer Belle, Holly, Peppermint and Velvet. Feel like dancing? On Saturday nights in December, we'll feature Noc'tails Silent Disco ($5). You can also watch live entertainment, play Holiday Midway Games to win prizes, ride the historic Dentzel Carousel, and enjoy the holiday cheer as you stroll through select areas of the Zoo during this wonderful event. See you there! Click here for details
Daily through January 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., plus Zoo Lights
Reindeer Romp returns with Santa's favorite reindeer friends Belle, Holly, Peppermint and Velvet. These four majestic animals mark the return of the holidays here at the Zoo and will be on exhibit through New Year’s Day. Stop by the reindeer area on the Playfield Lawn near the new Elinor Friend Playground and check out the real story behind these majestic creatures. Free with Zoo admission.
Available through January 1, 2014
A special visit to the reindeer is a great opportunity to become one of their adoptive parents. Adopt-a-Reindeer today! Whether for yourself or a loved one, adopting a reindeer is a special way to celebrate the holiday season and contribute to conservation and education at the Zoo. This exclusive package includes: San Francisco Zoo drawstring backpack, a Certificate of Adoption, a reindeer plush, an 8x10 photograph of adoptive reindeer, San Francisco Zoo Reindeer pin, San Francisco Zoo Collector's bracelet, Adopt-an-Animal sticker. Click here for details
Give the Gift of Membership
'Tis the season to share the Zoo! Spread your love of animals and your passion for conservation by giving a Zoo gift membership to someone you care about. In addition to sharing the joy of the Zoo, this unique gift will help support animal wellness and our education programs. This special offer includes a one-year membership to the San Francisco Zoological Society plus so much more. Click here for details
Week 1: December 23, 24, 26, and 27; Week 2: December 30, 31, January 2 and 3
At our wildly popular Zoo Camp, children ages 4 through 5th grade will have the coolest Winter Break ever while learning about how animals are adapted for wintertime. Exploring science becomes a thrilling adventure through games, keeper talks, observation walks, and lots of hands-on activities. Space is limited – register today! Click here for details
Toys for Tots
Daily through December 17
We are happy to be collecting Toys for Tots again this year. Please donate any new, non-wrapped child's toy at either of our two collection centers in the Wildlife Connection Shop and the Membership Office, both at Entry Village. Thank you in advance for your generosity for this great cause.