Christmas in July

July 15 – 22, 2023


Included with zoo admission.

Note: Some events only available on the weekend

Celebrate Christmas in July at the Zoo!

Experience the magic of the holiday season in the midst of summer at Southwick’s Zoo’s Christmas in July! Join us from July 15-16 for a weekend filled with delightful activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, this magical event will create treasured memories and fill your summer with holiday cheer.

Explore the zoo’s winter-themed displays, enjoy special Keeper Talks & Shows, participate in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt, take a swing at the Holiday Dunk Tank, witness the amazement of acrobats, and enjoy live music from the Ice Queen!
No Christmas celebration would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus himself. Meet the jolly man in red, share your holiday wishes with him early, and snap a memorable photo!

Christmas in July Schedule

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Scavenger Hunt
11:30 am: Avian Adventures – Show Arena
11:30 am: Remarkable Reptiles – Earth Discovery Center Stage
1:00 pm: Avian Adventures – Show Arena
1:30 pm: Sloth Keeper Talk – Upper Sloth Exhibit (next to the Chimp Habitat)
2:30 pm: Wildlife Show – Show Arena

Weekend Only: (July 15-16)

Dunk Tank – In support of COKO
Pictures with Santa
Musical Performances by the Ice Queen
Acrobat Performances