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Upcoming Zoo Events

All events take place at Southwick’s Zoo unless stated otherwise. Event dates and details are subject to change without notice, so please check back frequently. Southwick’s Zoo remains open on all holidays during the zoo season (April through October).

Winter Wonderland and The Festival of Illumination

Beginning November 12, two amazing events come together: Winter Wonderland and the Festival of Illumination, creating an extraordinary and memorable holiday experience for guests of all ages!

Be immersed in the breathtaking world of over a million dazzling holiday lights and enchanting festival lanterns, showcasing fairytales, legends, and myths through the incredible handcrafted displays.  Take a train ride through the Magical Holiday Forest where you may spot a fallow deer or the Grinch himself!  Enjoy live entertainment including acrobat shows at the Cirque de Lumination tent.  Visit Artisans Lane and warm up by the firepits while enjoying s’mores, hot toddies, and more from our special menu at the Kringle Cafe and Bakery.  Visit with Santa beginning November 25th through to December 24th. 

2023 Zoo Season

Join us for our 2023 Zoo Season in April! In addition to our traditional holiday events including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July, we are gearing up for some fun and exciting zoo days including Zoo Neighbors Day, Zoo Babies Day, Christmas in July, Earth Awareness Day, Sounds of Africa, Harvest Fest, Zoo Boo Days, and many more! More information on our 2023 events will be posted here once it is available.