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Reindeer Romp 2017

Event Snapshot

November 17 – January 7

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All activities except Santa photos are free for members and with paid admission.  Programming subject to change. The Zoo is closed on December 25.

The reindeer are landing!

Real reindeer are back in town and making the L.A. Zoo their home for the holidays! Visit them in Reindeer Village daily, where you’ll also find enchanting photo ops and fascinating facts about Santa’s favorite furry friends.

Weekends offer a flurry of additional fun, with special entertainment and activities including:

  • Craft station with make-your-own antlers
  • Reindeer keeper talks
  • Holiday presents for the animals
  • Photos with Santa (for an additional fee)

Daily Reindeer Games, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Real reindeer on display
  • Fun reindeer facts
  • Holiday photo ops

Weekend Romps

  • Professional photos with Santa for a nominal fee. Prices vary by package. Available 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekend days November 18 through December 17
  • Antler crafts in Reindeer Village 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Reindeer keeper talks in Reindeer Village at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • “Gifts” for the animals (see below for animals, dates and times)
Reindeer Romp Gift and Baby 2015 (Photo by Jamie Pham)
Lion with a Present

Holiday Gifts for the Animals

Our animals are getting into the seasonal fun with “presents” of their own, which are part of our enrichment program. Enrichment activities are offered throughout the year and promote the physical and mental wellbeing of our animal residents by encouraging natural behaviors. During Reindeer Romp, see your favorite animals enjoy special enrichment treats on weekend days. Schedule to come.

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