Release Date: November 28,2017

Akron Zoo to host Snack with Santa event

The Akron Zoo will once again host their popular event, Snack with Santa. Snack with Santa is on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 from 3 – 5 p.m.

During this holiday event, families will get to meet Santa Claus in Santa Land and enjoy a buffet filled with a variety of delicious hot and cold appetizers. Children will also make holiday-themed crafts, write letters to Santa, experience animal encounters and listen to a holiday story from Santa’s helper. After Snack with Santa, guests receive admission to the second annual Wild Lights, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, and enjoy live entertainment, animated light shows and more.

Tickets can be purchased at the zoo box office or online at Akron Zoo member prices are $25 for children and $18 for adults. Non-member prices are $31 for children and $24 for adults. Registration is required, and tickets include admission to Wild Lights. Infants are free, but they must have a ticket to enter the zoo.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $7 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.