Photos with Santa

Zoo Noel


Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3

Saturday, December 9
Sunday, December 10
Saturday, December 16
Sunday, December 17


11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a special stop! 

Philadelphia Zoo invites you to share your holiday wish list and take photos with Santa for three weekends this year. Reserve a space for your family during one of the time slots throughout the day and be guaranteed a photo op with St. Nick himself in the Rare Animal Conservation Center.

Admission not included; guests must purchase tickets or present membership for access to the Zoo.

Photos with Santa tickets are only available during the entry times listed above. Families may begin queueing in line 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time.

Photos not included; package may be purchased separately, or guests can bring their own camera.

Q. What is the location of Photos with Santa?
Photos with Santa will take place at the Rare Animal Conservation Center located near the main entrance.

Q. Is there a cost for Photos with Santa?
Yes, guests will need to preregister for their PWS at $5 per registration.

Q. Can I take my own pictures with Santa?
Yes, you can bring your own camera to take your own pictures. A photo package is also available for pre-purchase or can be purchased onsite during the duration of the event.

Q. What is included in the photo package?
Photo package includes two printed photos when you pre-purchase online for $16 (save $2) with your Photos with Santa reservation.

Q. Will walk-ins be accepted?
A. Advance registration is encouraged as space fills up quickly. Walk-up registrations will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register as early as possible to secure your spots!