On December 4-5, December 11-12 and December 18-19, the Zoo will provide festive holiday fare in the Elf Kitchen, featuring hot chocolate, gingerbread, sugar cookies, savory soups, and other festive holiday specialties. Santa’s Sleigh will be set up for Family Photos. Take a stroll through the Zoo and enjoy special crafts and activities with the children, including story times and two appearances each weekend day by a magician. Thirty wreaths from Wreaths Across America can be found around Zoo grounds, to remember fallen U.S. veterans and honor those who serve.
On Saturday, Dec 4 and Saturday, Dec 18, the Zoo will hold a Pajama Parade with Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, and Thirsty the Penguin marching alongside Grand Marshal Oliver, founder of Oliver’s Pajama Project. We encourage guests to wear pajamas and bring pajamas to the parade, then take a family holiday pajama photo!
Holiday Happenings: Family Photos, Crafts and Activities, Magic Shows, Festive Fare
Magic Moments Magic Show: Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 11 am and 1 pm in the Greenhouse
Holiday Story Time: Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 10 am and 2 pm in the W.O.L.F. Cabin
Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt: Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19: One Zoo Family Membership awarded.
Special Pajama Parade on Dec 4 and Dec 18 at noon. Wear your pajamas to the parade!
Oliver’s Pajama Project Drop Off Point: November 27-December 30 at the Front Gate
Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport
Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, Thirsty the Penguin
Oliver Koenig-Paquin, founder of Oliver’s Pajamas
Local families with children
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo appreciates the support it receives from local, regional and national media outlets. Media representatives are invited to tour