Jungle Bells

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Activities
Polar Express 4-D Experience
Location: Discovery Outpost
Time(s): Until 7 p.m.
Duration: Continuous

All aboard for the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of a magical train ride to Santa’s home. Special 4-D effects bring this seasonal classic to life.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Location: Northern Frontier
Time(s): Until 7 p.m.
Duration: Continuous

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The San Diego Zoo 4-D Theater presents Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas! Immerse yourself in a cinematic holiday adventure for the entire family.

Twinkle Light Trolley
Location: Entrance
Time(s): Leaves every 15 minutes from 5 to 8 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Take our trolley for a tuneful tour of the Jungle Bells light scenes.

Northern Frontier's Holiday Forest
Location: Northern Frontier
Time(s): 3 to 8 p.m.
Duration: Continuous

Trek through our specially designed, lighted trees to visit our most winter-loving animals. It’s a great place for an evening holiday photo!

Costumed Characters
Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Time(s): 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Get a photo with one of our popular Zoo costumed characters!

Happy Holidays Happens at Albert's
Location: Lost Forest
Time(s): Daily, 3 to 5 p.m.
Duration: Continuous

Enjoy specialty cocktails, glasses of featured wines and beers, and appetizers.

Santa's Igloo
Location: Discovery Outpost
Time(s): Dec. 12-19: 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20-23 & 25: Noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 24: Noon to 4 p.m.
Duration: varies

Stop in at Santa's igloo for a visit and photo with the jolly old elf!

Animal Experiences
Carols at Camp Critters
Location: Discovery Outpost
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 15 minutes

The campers raise their voices in howl and hoot, creating a special song for the holidays.

Animal Ambassador Area
Location: Urban Jungle
Time(s): 4 p.m.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meet some fascinating animal ambassadors near Backstage Pass. What do our animal ambassadors do during their “off” hours? See for yourself as some of our larger animal ambassadors—like a cheetah and its canine companion—play.

Rhino Talk
Location: Urban Jungle
Time(s): 6 p.m.
Duration: 15 minutes

Discover what’s special about Surat, our handsome greater one-horned rhino, from the staff who know him best.

Entertainment
Jingle Brass
Location: Front Street
Time(s): 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes

Jazzy carols and fancy stuff: some of your favorite things!

Carol of the Jungle Bells
Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Time(s): Every half hour from 4:25 to 7:25 p.m.
Duration: 5 minutes

Get in the spirit as the Boardwalk flashes and dances to a holiday medley.

Toy Shop Hop
Location: Sydney's Grill
Time(s): 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Duration: 15 minutes

“Tidy up! Tidy up!” Santa’s elves flip and flop around their trampoline workshop!

Dr. Zoolittle's "The Night Before Christmas"
Location: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Time(s): 4, 5, 6, and 7 p.m.
Duration: 25 minutes

"'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Zoo, not a creature was stirring, not even a 'roo."

"Celebration of Lights" Light Experience
Location: Entrance
Time(s): Every hour from 5 to 8 p.m.
Duration: 5 minutes

Hundreds of strands of colorful lights blink, blaze, and dazzle as our huge holiday tree comes to life—and light!