December 4, 2020-January 3, 2021
December 4-6, 11-23, 25-31, 2020 and January 1-3, 2021
San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA
$60 approx., sandiegozoo.org
Due to current social distancing procedures, expect a wait time of up to 3 hours
to enter the Zoo during peak holiday periods. Health screen required for all
guests prior to Zoo entry. No same-day re-entry permitted.
Jungle Bells days feature later zoo hours filled with lighted displays, musical performances, animal views, and socially-distanced entertainment. Like most zoos in California, the beat goes on during the holiday season 2020. Due to their nature of being located outdoors, events such as seasonal holiday-themed, Christmas lights, sights and sounds experiences are still taking place. San Diego Zoo's wildly popular Jungle Bells is one example and definitely a highlight to the visitor experience. Don't miss the limited engagement event this holiday!
Tis the Season to celebrate holiday cheer!
SAN DIEGO ZOO ROCK RADIO 201.8
Our delightful DJ welcomes all and sets the mood with great music and lively patter.
Traditional carols with a twist that are sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit.
"CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS" EXPERIENCE
Watch as our toog tree, adorned with thousands of bulbs, doesn't just light up, it seems to come to life! Bright bits of light blink and dazzle as they light up the night, "dancing" to the sounds of the season.
Watch for some of Santa's elves-on-the-go as they pull up, hop out, and give a fun performance.
Sway to some seasonal favorites sung a cappella.
Zoolittle character character wearing a pith helmet decorated with feathers. Hissing cockroaches crawl on his glasses.
ACT LIKE AN ANIMAL WITH DR. ZOOLITTLE
Join Dr. Zoolittle and some of his friends for fun throughout the Zoo.
NORTHERN FRONTIER'S HOLIDAY FOREST
Polar Bear Plunge
Follow this festive forest pathway among specially decorated, lighted trees designed to delight. Peek at polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer, and more.
December 11 - 13 and 18 - 20 only
Pick up a bit of Zoo greenery to take home or give to the plant enthusiast on your list. The plants for sale have been propagated on Zoo grounds by our expert horticulture team.
JUNGLE BELLS is supported by California Coast Credit Union
Events are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.