Update: The 11 am seating is now sold out for December 10th. We still have a limited supply of tickets available for the 12:30 pm seating. If you purchase tickets for the 12:30 pm seating, we encourage you to come earlier to participate in the festivities, take your Santa photos, watch the animal presentations, etc. The ticket time refers to your designated lunch seating availability.
Join us for a truly charming holiday celebration!
Santa is coming to the Zoo and wants to meet you!
Enjoy a delicious warm lunch in the Carousel Pavilion, venture over to the Wolf Cabin to meet some of our animals up close, create Christmas crafts in the Learning Center, and top off your day by meeting Santa himself in the Zoo Farm Interpretive Center!
Each family will receive a complimentary photo with Santa courtesy of Santa Magic.
As you walk thorough this winter wonderland be sure to watch as our keepers deliver presents to our animals.
Jaws, Paws and Lunch with Santa Claus includes:
Lunch in the Carousel Pavilion, sponsored by Holiday Inn, Breadsmith, and Mrs. Fields!
Free carousel rides
Critter Close Up in the Wolf Cabin
Christmas crafting in the Life Long Learning Center
Photos with Santa in the Interpretive Center. Each family receives a professional photo with Santa courtesy of Santa Magic
NEW for 2016: Live music! On 12/3, the Oak Grove Madrigal Singers will be performing from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm. On 12/10, the Moorhead Choralers will be performing from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm.
Advance tickets are required and seating is limited.
We have two dates for Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus and two seating times per date.
Red River Zoo members receive a $2.00 per ticket discount. If you are a Red River Zoo member, you received your discount promo code via an e-mail from the Zoo. If you have not received your promo code, feel free to give us a call at (701) 277-9240, ext. 0 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus is sponsored by Sanford Children's, Santa Magic, West Fargo Exchange, Holiday Inn, Chili's, Breadsmith, and Mrs. Field's Cookies.
I have tickets to the 12:30pm seating. Can I come early?
Yes! In fact, we encourage it. Your ticket time applies to your meal seating, since we have limited seating capacity in the carousel pavilion. But we encourage you to come earlier to partake in the festivities, get your Santa photo, participate in the arts and crafts, etc.
What's on the menu?
With the support of our generous event sponsors, we're pleased to let you know that we'll be Mac and Cheese from Holiday Inn, fresh bread from Breadsmith, and delicious cookies from Mrs. Field's Cookies!
Who can I talk to about dietary restrictions my child has?
If you have questions about the food at Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus, please e-mail us and we will work with our caterers to answer your questions.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can call us here at the Zoo at (701) 277-9240, ext. 0 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Certainly. Just e-mail Jeremiah Gard and he'll update your registration information.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Using the magic of Santa's patented ticketing technology, we can scan printed tickets, your confirmation e-mail on your smartphone, or your ticket in the Eventbrite app on iOS and Android.
What is the refund policy?
Due to the special nature of this event, there are no refunds on tickets purchased for Jaws, Paws, and Lunch with Santa Claus.
I believe that someone in my family is on the naughty list. Will Santa still see us?
Unfortunately, we must refer all questions regarding the naughty and nice lists to Santa and his staff. Please contact Santa directly if you have reason to believe that you or your children are on the naughty list.