Foodie Guide to Christmas at the Zoo

Foodie Guide to Christmas at the Zoo


The holiday season is upon us! Which means gift shopping, decorating your tree, and best of all – food! Holidays are all about treats and snacks, and Christmas at the Zoo has lots of them!

From main entrees to sweets to beverages, we have plenty of options that will put you and your family into the holiday spirit.

This year, take a look at our festive menu of delicious treats that will fill your bellies with cheer, at Christmas at the Zoo!


Christmas at the Zoo Foodie Guide 2022

V = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free


Merry Morsels

Find these special goodies at Peppermint Twist, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen or Café on the Commons


Peppermint Oreo (V) – White chocolate-dipped Double Stuffed Oreos® sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy canes


Empanadas (V) – Choose from cinnamon apple with whipped cream or raspberry and Nutella with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar

Christmas Tree Treat (V, GF) – Christmas tree-shaped Rice Krispies® treat, drizzled with white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles

Decorated Cookies (V) – Pre-decorated holiday-shaped cookies

Gourmet Holiday Cupcake (V) – Holiday decorated cupcakes

Kettle-Fresh Fudge (V) – Assorted flavors of kettle-fresh fudge

Reindeer Chow (V) – Chocolate Chex®, pretzels, M&Ms®, mini marshmallows and chocolate pieces

Mini Donuts (V) – Assorted flavors of fresh mini donuts

Cup of Cheer – Hot chocolate served in a Christmas at the Zoo souvenir cup



Hearty Homemade Holiday Fare

Take a break and dine at Café on the Commons featuring:


Holiday Bread Bowls (V) – Your choice of hearty beef barley soup or broccoli cheese soup served in a sourdough bread bowl

Ham & Havarti SandwichSmoking Goose bourbon-barrel ham, Havarti cheese, LocalFolks whole grain dijonnaise, tomato and arugula on sliced sourdough

Hot Holiday Sundae – Slow-roasted sliced turkey breast served with creamy mash potatoes, homestyle stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and French’s® fried onions

Gobblerito – Roasted turkey breast, creamy mashed potatoes, homestyle stuffing, corn and cranberry sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla and smothered in gravy


Grab A Holiday Cocktail (21 & Older)

At Tinsel Tavern or Winter Cheer

Yuletide Spiked Cider – Hotel Tango Orangecello and allspice cider

Marshmallow Bourbon Hot Chocolate – Hotel Tango bourbon, hot chocolate and marshmallow fluff


Christmas at the Zoo is open now through Dec. 30, hours are Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm and Friday-Saturday 5-10pm. The Zoo opens daily at noon, and will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Best of all, Christmas at the Zoo is free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. You can buy your tickets here.

Buy Tickets Now and Save!

Pick your day. Pick your price. Pick your package. Prices online are cheaper than at the gate.