Winter Zoobilee presented by The Flemma Group | Baird Private Wealth Management is the Utica Zoo’s newest holiday event! Join the zoo as we celebrate all things winter and learn about the different adaptations the animals make during the colder months.

This new event features live music, food trucks, campfires and roasted marshmallows, activity stations with prizes, and SANTA & MRS. CLAUS!

Date: Saturday, December 16 from 10 am – 3 pm

The cost to participate in the Zoobilee activities is admission plus $4 for an event activity card.

Activities include:

  • 7 Game & Activity Stations With Prizes at Each
  • Winter-Themed Craft Stations
  • Campfires with Roasted Marshmallows
  • Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Write and mail your letter to Santa Claus and receive a letter back!

Also Featured:

  • LIVE Music from Max Scialdone from his NEW holiday album from 10 am – 12 pm
  • A special performance from the Happy Haggs Dance Troupe of Central New York starting at 1pm
  • Magic Shows from Jim Okey Magic Comedy throughout the day 


Food Trucks / Vendors:


The Utica Zoo is closed for Thanksgiving (11/23)! Happy Thanksgiving from all of our staff and animals!

The Zoo will re-open on 11/24 at 10 am.