Holiday Traditions Take on a Wild Twist at the San Diego Zoo 

| December 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Familiar holiday traditions take on a wild twist at the San Diego Zoo with the return of Jungle Bells by California Coast Credit Union. The Zoo, located at 2920 Zoo Drive in San Diego, will be aglow with holiday cheer and decorations, festive music, roaming entertainers, special food items and sweets, and awe-inspiring views of wildlife.  Jungle Bells is scheduled from Friday, December 8, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024 with extended hours, except for Sunday, December 24 (when no Jungle Bells activities are scheduled).  

Join in Reindeer Games and trek through Northern Frontier’s Holiday Forest, or visit Santa and his helpers, Zoo characters Dr. Harry Lion, Churchill Polar Bear, Sydney Koala, and all their friends. Enjoy an abundance of culinary delights at the Zoo’s many restaurants and food stands, and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at the Zoo’s numerous retail locations. When you give a gift from San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, you are directly supporting wildlife conservation around the world. Guests won’t want to miss the nightly magic of Aurora, a twice-per-night spectacular that blends 3D projection mapping, music and lights. 

Jungle Bells activities are free with Zoo admission or membership. Parking is free.  To  learn more, visit  

Holiday Cheer Shines Bright at the San Diego Zoo During Jungle Bells Presented by California Coast Credit Union Now Through Jan. 5, 2020 Some of Santa’s elves keep things hopping with an energetic trampoline performance at the Toy Shop Hop during Jungle Bells presented by Calfornia Coast Credit Union at the San Diego Zoo. ‘Tis the season for festive fun at the San Diego Zoo’s annual holiday spectacular—Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union. Jungle Bells kicks off today (Friday, Dec. 13, 2019) and runs through Jan. 5, 2020. This seasonal event transforms the Zoo into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, entertaining live performances, holiday music, special displays, festive foods and animal encounters. The Zoo will be open until 8 p.m. every night of Jungle Bells—except Dec. 24, when the Zoo closes at 5 p.m. and no Jungle Bells activities are scheduled. Jungle Bells is free with paid admission or membership to the San Diego Zoo. For a schedule of activities and more information, visit Photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Global

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