Event Date

Saturday, Dec 4 @ 10am – 8 pm
The Alaska Zoo
4731 O’Malley Rd
Anchorage, AK

About the Event

Christmas for the Animals is an annual tradition and the zoo’s longest running event. Share the love with your community and the animals of the Alaska Zoo.

The zoo will be open 10am to 8pm with Zoo Lights happening from 5-8pm (last entry is at 7:30pm)

Zoo members are free from 10am-8pm on December 4th

Non-members: Regular admission rates apply from 10am-5pm, then Zoo Lights rates apply from 5-8pm.

Event Details:

  • An Artisan’s Bazaar in the Gateway Hall from 10am-4pm.

  • Caroling by Anchorage Opera and the Anchorage Opera Overture Council (3 – 6 pm)
    Students from the O’Malley Elementary Choir will also carol (1:30 – 2 pm)

  • Visitors can bring some or all of the following donations:

  • Photos with Santa Discovery Center from 2-4pm.

  • A bonfire near the old entrance from 2-8pm.

  • Kape Espresso Tayo coffee truck on hand for drink and snack purchases.

  • Holiday-themed animal enrichment made by zookeepers for the animals.