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North Carolina Zoo holiday event “Believe…in the Magic of the Season” starts this weekend

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo’s annual holiday event “Believe…in the Magic of the Season” will be held over the first two weekends in December on Dec. 4, 5, and 11, 12. Festivities are all day from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Tickets for the general public are $18 plus Zoo admission. The cost for Zoo members is $15. Tickets are purchased the day of the event at the admissions gate.

Believe is a family-friendly daytime event celebrating the season. The Zoo is decorated for the winter holidays, including the Swirly Twirly Christmas Tree Forest. Even the Zoo animals will be getting into the holiday spirit with icy treats filled with their favorite snacks that guests can see at various times throughout the day. You may get lucky and spot a polar bear enjoying a giant popsicle!


Believe tickets are in the form of a wristband and include all the activities listed below:

  • Holiday memory photo with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.) 
  • Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
  • A treat from Mrs. C’s bakery with your choice of a warm beverage (cider, cocoa, coffee)
  • Winter Fun at the Treehouse Trek

All ages will enjoy this annual holiday event at the Zoo.

Believe is a rain or shine event, so please be prepared for the weather the day of your visit.

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