Here's your chance to experience the magic of the holiday season at the Abilene Zoo's "Christmas Celebration" - a wonderful evening for the entire family.

When is Christmas Celebration at the Abilene Zoo?

Christmas Celebration, at the zoo, is seven evenings, December 17th thru December 23rd. The hours for this event are 4 pm-9 pm, each evening.

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Enjoy the wonder of the holiday while meeting Santa’s magical reindeer, ice skating, walking through immersive light displays, watching a professional ice sculpture show, and experiencing the spirit of the season at a live nativity. [Abilene Zoo]

How much are tickets to Christmas Celebration at the Abilene Zoo?

Children 2 and under are free while all other tickets cost $15.00 per person. Zoo members will receive a discount on their tickets.

Have a hard time finding the perfect spot to take family Christmas photos this year?

Look no further than Christmas Celebration at the zoo. There will be a variety of Christmas-themed zones all throughout the zoo that include Caribbean Christmas, Fire & Ice, the Nutcracker, Lone Star Christmas, Santa's Reindeer Stables, and Enchanted Elm.

What features will be at Christmas Celebration?

  • Nightly Christmas tree lighting at 6 pm
  • Live reindeer and chance to make reindeer food
  • An 85-foot light tunnel that features over 25,000 lights
  • Ice skating
  • Hourly snowfall
  • Live Christmas music
  • Cookie decorating at Mrs. Claus' Texas Bakery by H-E-B
  • Fire & Ice ice sculpture show by Parkhill featuring a professional ice sculptor
  • Live nativity experience with Beltway Park Church
  • S'mores, hot chocolate, and crafted adult beverages
  • ....and more

Reserve your tickets now for Christmas Celebration at the Abilene Zoo, powered by Reliant.

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