Wild Holidays

Celebrate the holiday season at the Safari Park in a magical winter wonderland until 8 p.m. November 29–December 1, December 7–8, December 14–15, December 20–23, and December 26–January 5.

All the fun is focused in Safari Base Camp and Nairobi Village; all other areas of the Park close at 5 p.m. Download a map here.


  • A cappella singers in loud Holiday print suits.
    Alley Cats
    Location: Mombasa Pavilion
    Times: 4, 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

    The sweet a cappella harmonies of these talented vocalists make favorite holiday tunes even more heartwarming and joyful.

  • Christmas lights reflected in water.
    Ice Castle Show
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: Every 20 minutes from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Lights, music, WOW! Don't miss this dynamic light show! For the best view, find a spot anywhere on the Lagoon Loop (check the Park map when you arrive).

  • Bokeh Christmas lights
    Black Light Music
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Witness how light can change the ordinary into the extraordinary!

  • Children hoola hooping.
    Winter Dance Party
    Location: Animal Ambassador Stage/Safari Base Camp
    Times: 4, 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

    Get your night started off right at this interactive dance party, and show off your merry moves.

  • Children reaching for bubbles.
    Bubble Mania
    Location: Safari Base Camp
    Times: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Come play with bubbles—San Diego may not get snow, but we have a blizzard of bubbles waiting to dazzle and delight!

  • Robert the Zebra
    Robert the Zebra
    Location: Nairobi Station
    Times: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 p.m.

    Our wildly popular digital puppet is eager to give holiday greetings and gab with his friends of all ages. Stop by for giggles and grins.

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Location: Discovery Station
    Times: 2 to 7 p.m. (November 29 through December 23 only)

    Everyone's favorite couple are hosting special activities to delight kids: a light-up bean-bag toss, coloring murals, magic, storytelling, and more. Stop by and join in the jolly fun!

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