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Get Adventurous with Holiday Parties at the Cincinnati Zoo

Life has been pretty wild lately. Why not get wild (in a good way) to celebrate the holidays and year's end in style. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers a variety of packages for their 2021 holiday parties. So, if you've ever wanted to hang out with Santa, Fiona and some of your favorite people all at the same time, this is your chance.

There are a number of holiday party packages to choose from, designed to meet a range of needs, from a small to large guest list and outdoor options are available. Here are a few of their current package options:

Let's Get Toasty - $25 per person | No Max Guest Count

  • Single s'more or caramel corn at entrance
  • Souvenir hot chocolate at entrance
  • Warm up station
  • $10 Zoo Bucks for a special treat

Sweet Tidings - $30 per person | No Max Guest Count

  • Souvenir hot chocolate
  • Hot chocolate in venue for free refills
  • Holiday cookies, brownies, and merry mix
  • Flow service

Jingle & Mingle - $45 per person | 150 Max Guests

  • 3 light appetizers
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Full bar
  • Cocktail tables

Festive Fiesta - $60 per person | 150 Guests Per Hour

  • Taco buffet
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Beer/wine/soda
  • 3 hour span
  • Flow service

You can make your party even brighter with package add-ons including:

  • Kids craft station - $150 for the duration of your event
  • Sugar cookie decorating - $125 for every 25 guests
  • Cinnamon sugar almonds - $6.50 per person
  • S’more pack - $4 per person
  • Souvenir hot chocolate cup - $6 per person
  • Hot chocolate bar - $8 per person
  • Adult hot chocolate bar - Baileys and peppermint Schnapps - $14 per person per 2 hours

Animal visits are available, but you’ll want to communicate with the zoo on pricing.

Keep in mind that these party options do not include admission tickets, parking, or venue rental. If you’re not planning a holiday party this year consider giving the gift of PNC Festival of Lights tickets. Discount pricing is available for ticket orders of 15 or more.

You can contact the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden about holiday parties at or by calling 513-475-6167.