Christmas at Oglebay Good Zoo ~

Learn about Santa’s flying friends from Good Zoo experts!
  • Good Zoo Holiday Admission photo

    Good Zoo Holiday Admission

    Zoo admission includes access to select animal habitats, Rockin’ Holiday Light Show and exclusive holiday programming!

    Adults: $11.95
    Children (3-12): $7.95
    Children 2 and under: Free

    Hours
    Sun – Thurs: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day: 1 – 8 p.m.
    Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Christmas Day: 3 – 8 p.m.

    *Outdoor animal habitats are viewable 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Guests arriving after 4 p.m. will receive complimentary Good Zoo day passes valid for reentry during daytime operation from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Santa’s Reindeer Training School photo

    Santa’s Reindeer Training School

    Meet Santa’s reindeer and the zoo keepers who train them during this unique 30-minute animal encounter offered daily November 6 – January 3 at 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6 p.m.

    Pricing
    $70.23 for two guests; Add up to three additional guests for $16.23 each. Pricing includes Good Zoo admission.

    Reservations
    Schedule online or call the Good Zoo office at 304-243-4100. Walk-in appointments offered November-December, based on availability.

    *Must be 5 years or older to participate. Pricing is subject to applicable taxes and fees.

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  • NEW- Nightly “Wish For Snow” Experience photo

    NEW- Nightly “Wish For Snow” Experience

    The first snow of the holiday season is one of the most magical sights. Now you can relive the magic of the first snow every night of the week on the Good Zoo’s patio as our magical snowman puts on a dazzling display to remember. Don’t forget your camera!

  • NEW- Santa's Workshop at Lorikeet Landing photo

    NEW- Santa's Workshop at Lorikeet Landing

    That’s right, the big guy himself will be at Oglebay’s Good Zoo nightly from 6-8 p.m. to hear all those holiday wishes. Plus, guests receive one free digital photo with Good Zoo admission throughout the Festival of Lights season! 

  • Rockin’ Holiday Light Show photo

    Rockin’ Holiday Light Show

    Prepare to be amazed by this dazzling light show on the Good Zoo’s outdoor patio! This new and improved light show features 40,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of legends like Led Zeppelin, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more! Access to the Rockin’ Holiday Light Show is included with Good Zoo Admission.

  • Zebra S’mores photo

    Zebra S’mores

    Warm up around the Good Zoo’s fire pit while making delicious S’mores with a zebra twist! Zebra S’mores are available every Friday & Saturday on the Good Zoo’s outdoor patio from 4 – 8 p.m.

  • Holiday Shopping At The Good Zoo photo

    Holiday Shopping At The Good Zoo

    Shop the Good Zoo’s Nature Express Gift Shop for the area’s most unique selection of educational toys, games, plush, apparel, and more! Call 304-243-4035 for information.

    Hours
    Sun – Thurs: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day: 1 – 8 p.m.
    Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: 11 – 4 p.m.
    Christmas Day: 3 – 8 p.m.