Winter Wonderland 2019
November 29th – December 29th
Open: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; 4:30pm-9:30pm
Start a new family tradition!
Join us at the zoo for holiday fun during our Winter Wonderland event!
Winter Wonderland visitors can ride the train through the enchanted forest to admire dazzling holiday light displays, experience a memorable visit with Santa Claus* at his house, meet Santa’s furry friends in the petting zoo, find Rudy the Reindeer in the Adventure Maze, hang out with Christmas characters such as Frosty the Snowman, purchase delectable treats from the Gingerbread Bakery, enjoy live entertainment, and more!
*Santa will not be present the final weekend of Winter Wonderland (Dec 27-29).
New for 2019: This year’s Winter Wonderland guests will be amazed by the Cirque de Holiday performance in the heated holiday tent! Each show will be approximately 20 minutes in length, and will run a minimum of 3 times each night during Winter Wonderland.
This impressive holiday spectacular provides fun for all ages and features acrobats, holiday magic, jugglers, and daring feats of hand balancing. Cirque de Holiday is included with Winter Wonderland admission.
Cirque de Holiday Showtimes: 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Winter Wonderland Ticket Information
$20/Child (ages 3-12)
*Children ages 2 and under are free
The train ride, maze, petting zoo, indoor reptile exhibit, visit with Santa, Cirque de Holiday performances, and other entertainment are all included with admission!
Note: In the event of early closure due to weather, Winter Wonderland guests will receive tickets for a return visit. Please be aware that monetary refunds are not available for Winter Wonderland tickets.
Active Service People: Free
Dependents of Active Service People: $5 off
Veterans: $5 off
Military ID or other proof of service must be shown at admissions to be eligible for military rates.This discount may be combined with the donation discount (see information below) for savings of up to $10. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or coupons. Military Discount cannot be applied to tickets purchased online or other pre-purchased tickets.
EARTH Member Discount:
Members of EARTH Limited can save $5 on their Winter Wonderland admission. This discount may be combined with the donation discount (see information below) for savings of up to $10. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or coupons. EARTH Member Discount cannot be applied to tickets purchased online or other pre-purchased tickets.
Give back to the community and save on Winter Wonderland admission! Donate a non-perishable food item or new, unwrapped toy and save $5 on Winter Wonderland admission. One $5 discount per donated item. Each admission may be discounted once.
*Offer cannot be applied to tickets purchased online or other pre-purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other discount, offers, or coupons unless specified.
Winter Wonderland Map & Train Route
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Event details are subject to change without notice, so please check back before visiting.
Note: Most animals are moved indoors and off exhibit during the winter. All animals have the option to go indoors at anytime and some may be kept indoors in the event of very cold temperatures or snow. As this is a winter and nigthtime event, we cannot guarantee what animals will be outside and viewable during Winter Wonderland.
Holiday Shopping at the Purple Peacock Gift Shop
Our normal zoo season may end after October 31st, but the Purple Peacock Gift Shop will remain open through November and during Winter Wonderland for holiday shopping! Looking for something in particular? Call the gift shop at 1-800-258-9182 ext 203. The Purple Peacock offers FREE gift wrapping!
*Zoo or Winter Wonderland admission is not required to shop at the Purple Peacock. The gift shop entrance is located to the left of the zoo’s main entrance. Look for the purple doors!
November 29 – December 29
Closed Mondays & holidays.
*Closed December 24-26
Daily December Sales – The Purple Peacock is offering a new daily sale, Tuesday-Sunday, until December 29th. Learn more!
Winter Wonderland Tickets for Businesses and Larger Groups
Share the holiday season with co-workers, friends, and family! Southwick’s Zoo offer two options for businesses or groups of 20+ to take part in the festivities at Winter Wonderland.
Corporate Tickets – Pre-Purchased Discounted Tickets
Minimum purchase of 50 tickets
These tickets can be used on any date during Winter Wonderland. Each ticket is valid for one individual admission (adult or child). Corporate tickets must be purchased in advance. There is a $7.50 mailing fee, and payments may be made by check or by credit card over the phone.
Corporate Tickets: $15 each (minimum purchase of 50 tickets)
For more information and to purchase, please call 1-800-258-9182 ext 200.
Winter Wonderland tickets are non-refundable, are not valid for zoo admission, and are non-transferable for zoo admission.
Groups of 20 or More
This option requires that your party arrives on the same date at the same time and enters as one group.
This option is ideal for large family get togethers, team bonding outings, birthdays, holiday celebrations, and more! This option allows you to pay the day of your visit with cash, business check, or credit card. Must be booked in advance to qualify for group rates.
Group Admission: $13/person (minimum booking of 20 people)
To book your group visit, please call 1-800-258-9182 ext 501.