Christmas at Oglebay Good Zoo ~

Get ready for a jolly good time with your furry friends at Oglebay Good Zoo. Admission includes access to select animal habitats, the Rockin’ Holiday Light Show on the Good Zoo’s outdoor patio, access to the holiday laser show, nightly Wish For Snow experience, and more!


Sun – Thur | 11 am – 8 pm
Fri & Sat | 11 am – 9 pm

Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day | 1 – 8 pm
Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve | 11 am – 4 pm
Christmas Day | 3 – 8 pm

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


$13.95 | Adults (Ages 13+)
$9.95 | Children (Ages 3-12)
Free | Ages 2 & Under 

  • Santa Photos photo

    Santa Photos

    That’s right, the big guy himself will be at Oglebay Good Zoo nightly through December 23 from 6 – 8 pm to hear all your holiday wishes. Plus, guests receive one free digital photo with Good Zoo admission.

  • 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 light show features 40,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of legends like Led Zeppelin, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more.

    Included with Good Zoo admission

  • Nightly

    Nightly "Wish for Snow" Celebration

    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 as our magical snowman puts on a dazzling display to remember. Don’t forget your camera!

  • Holiday Laser Show photo

    Holiday Laser Show

    Don’t miss a spectacular Holiday Laser Show at the Good Zoo’s Benedum Theater and Planetarium. This 16-minute show includes your favorite holiday jingles featuring music from Brad Paisley and B.E. Taylor. Show begins every hour.

    Included with Good Zoo admission

  • Zebra S'mores photo

    Zebra S'mores

    Warm up around the Good Zoo’s fire pit on the outdoor patio while making delicious s’mores with a zebra twist every Friday & Saturday from 4 – 8 pm

  • Holiday Shopping at the Good Zoo photo

    Holiday Shopping at the Good Zoo

    Shop the Good Zoo’s Nature Express Gift Shop for a selection of educational toys, games, plush, apparel, and more! 

    Sun – Thur | 11 am – 8  pm
    Fri & Sat | 11 am – 9 pm