Santa Claus at the Zoo Dec. 11

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Santa Claus at the Zoo Dec. 11

Posted: 11/29/2010
Despite a hectic December schedule, Santa Claus has plans to stop by Knoxville Zoo for a special holiday appearance. Join the jolly old elf himself for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., with seating beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast buffet in the Pilot Special Exhibit Building and festive holiday crafts and games inspired by the season. Guests can also have a personal visit with Santa to reassure him that they have indeed been very nice this year, and pose for a keepsake photo, so be sure to bring your camera. Santa's helpers will make sure each child receives a special zoo gift, too.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling the zoo at (865) 637-5331, ext. 300. Tickets are $22.95 for adults and $17.95 for children 2-12 years. Children under 2 are free. Zoo members receive a $3.00 discount on tickets. Ticket price includes breakfast, all games and activities, child's holiday gift from Santa and admission to Knoxville Zoo. Seating to this event is limited.

Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest yearround attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and wellbeing, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit