Christmas at Oglebay Good Zoo ~

Learn about Santa’s flying friends from Good Zoo experts!

Celebrate the Holidays With Your Furry Friends 

Good Zoo Admission:
Adults: $11.45; Children (3-12): $7.45; Children 2 and under: Free
*Admission includes Good Zoo access and entry to the holiday laser show and the Lights and Music Extravaganza on the Good Zoo patio.

Hours of Operation:
Open Sun– Thur: 11 am – 8 pm; Fri & Sat: 11 am – 9 pm; Thanksgiving: 1 – 9 pm; Christmas Eve: 11 am – 4 pm; Christmas Day: 3 – 8 pm; New Year’s Eve: 11 am – 4 pm; New Year’s Day: 1 – 8 pm

Santa’s Reindeer Training School

Meet Santa’s reindeer and the Zoo Keepers who train them during this unique 30-minute animal encounter.

Encounters offered daily at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm. Price: $65 per two guests; $15 per additional guest up to 5 guests total (price includes zoo and laser show admission). For advance reservations, book online at

Encounters may be scheduled in advance by calling 304-243-4100Walk-in appointments offered through November and December at the Good Zoo main office, based on availability.

NEW – Sleigh Bell Cafe Dining Experience
November 9 – December 30

Meet Santa’s reindeer during this special dining experience at the Good Zoo. You’ll even receive a special gift from Santa’s reindeer! Menu features penne pasta and meatballs with your choice of red or white sauce served with salad and bread OR two beef or bean tacos served with rice and refried beans. All meals include dessert and your choice of iced tea, lemonade or water. Beer and wine are available for mom and dad at the cash bar. Cost is $22.50 per person (children under 3 free) or $80 for a family of four.

Zoo admission half off with the purchase of Sleigh Bell Cafe Dining. Zoo admission must be added to reservation cost.

Daily seatings at 6 & 7:30 pm. Reservations required by 3:00 pm, day of.

6:00 PM Reservations 7:30 PM Reservations

NEW – Lights and Music Extravaganza

Prepare to be amazed by this dazzling light show on the Good Zoo patio! This new and improved light show features 40,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of the Nutcracker. All zoo guests receive access to the Lights and Music Extravaganza with cost of zoo admission.  

Zebra S’mores

Warm up on the Good Zoo patio as you gather around the fire pit for a classic treat with a zebra twist. Zebra S’mores are available every Friday & Saturday on the Good Zoo patio from 4 – 8 pm.

Holiday Shopping at Nature Express

No trip to Oglebay Good Zoo is complete without a stop at Nature Express Gift Shop. This animal-inspired shop offers excellent holiday gifts for animal lovers of all ages! Stop in and browse our selection of zoovenirs, plush toys and educational items.