The Utica Zoo’s Holiday Hoot returns for another year of family friendly holiday fun! Bring the entire family to the Utica Zoo on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10am-4pm. Make sure to get your photo with Santa! Visitors will enjoy a hot cocoa bar with cookies and candy canes, craft stations to make holiday ornaments or special gifts, write a letter to Santa and hand deliver it to make sure it makes it to the North Pole, and more.


There will also be bio fact stations, animal meet and greets, and plenty of gift options from the Utica Zoo Docents. Proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo Docent Association to support all of their great work here at the Zoo.


Cost will be $5 for adult and $3 for kids for members and $7 for adults and $5 for kids for not-yet-members. Visit to become a member today! Photos with Santa, crafts, hot cocoa bar, animal meet and greets, bio fact stations, and full day admission to the Utica Zoo are included with admission cost.


All visitors are also encouraged to visit the Utica Zoo gift shop for holiday shopping for the animal lovers on their list, including animal adoptions and gift memberships. The Utica Zoo gift shop is open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) from 10a-4p.


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