Prance on Over to the L.A. Zoo’s Reindeer Romp

Learn all about reindeer and visit Santa at the Reindeer Romp at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Learn all about reindeer and visit Santa at the Reindeer Romp at the Los Angeles Zoo.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Los Angeles Zoo. Having been transformed into a winter wonderland for the season’s Reindeer Romp, guests are to be treated to a holiday extravaganza. Running through Jan. 7, 2018 (except on Christmas day), attendees get the chance to see a herd of live reindeer during the celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The landmark zoo is home to 1,100 animals representing 250 different species. Many of which are rare or endangered. Along with amazing creatures, the botanical collection consists of more than 800 different plant species with around 7,000 individual plants.

For visitors during the holidays, the Reindeer Romp is included with admission, which of course features daily “Animals & You” encounters, shows, guided experiences, training demonstrations and more. Besides the usual activities and exhibits, guests find themselves transported to the North Pole in a whimsical setting with not just reindeer, but also Santa Claus.

Photos with jolly old Saint Nick are available from now until Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a variety of photo packages are available to choose from (for an additional fee, not included with ticket purchase).

The “Reindeer Village” habitat features fun reindeer facts, photo ops, and for weekend visits, make-your-own antlers crafts will be an added bonus. Weekends also consist of reindeer keeper talks and a rotating schedule of animals unwrapping “gifts.” The talks are held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

As far as tickets go, it’s $21 for general admission, $18 for seniors and $16 for children. No tickets are required for children under the age of 2.

Whether bringing along the entire family or friends, the Los Angeles Zoo makes for the perfect holiday activity.

Visit lazoo.org for additional information.

Sylvia Aparicio is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle and entertainment.

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