• Kathy Copcutt

San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union!


Familiar holiday traditions take on a wild twist at the San Diego Zoo’s seasonal celebration, Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union. The holiday extravaganza starts Dec. 10, and runs through Jan. 2, 2017. Jungle Bells guests will be treated to seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters and live entertainment. The Zoo will be aglow with holiday cheer and activities to keep the whole family jolly. Guests can hop on the Twinkle Light Trolley for a special tour of the Zoo’s festive décor, watch as unique enrichment treats are given to some of the animals, and sample delicious holiday foods offered at many

of the Zoo’s restaurants and food stands. Don’t miss out on holiday shopping at the Zoo’s retail locations, or Holiday Happy Hour at Albert’s Restaurant, with discounted drinks and appetizers available from 3 to 5 p.m. each day of Jungle Bells.

The festivities continue into the night, as guests will be treated to the amazing Celebration of Lights and Carol of the Jungle Bells light experiences. Dr. Zoolittle will put his own spin on the classic “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,” and, of course, the holiday magic would not be

complete without a visit with Santa, available until Dec. 25.

Jungle Bells runs Dec. 10–23 and 25–31, 2016; and January 1–2, 2017. The San Diego Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this event, with the exception of Dec. 24, when the Zoo closes at 5 p.m. The San Diego Zoo, located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa

Jungle Bells activities and attractions are free with Zoo admission or membership. Parking is free.

Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as

international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San

Diego Zoo Global.


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