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Holiday Hot Chocolate with the Reindeer

Did you know a reindeer can pull a load of up to 300 pounds? Zoo educators will share fun facts like these during your up-close encounter with these hooved heroes. Sip hot cocoa, nibble on cookies, have your photo taken with the reindeer, and enjoy exclusive early entry to ZooLights at Stone Zoo. Space is limited – pre-registration is required.

  • Time: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. (Meet outside the concession gate at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Cost (includes ZooLights admission): $25 per member participant | $30 non-members. Children under 2 free.
  • Confirmation will be sent upon registration and is required upon arrival.
  • Program will be held outside, rain or shine, unless inclement weather cancels ZooLights, in which case, program participants will be notified in advance.
  • See below for waitlist details.
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2018 Schedule:

  • Friday, November 23 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, November 24 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Sunday, November 25 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Thursday, November 29
  • Friday, November 30 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, December 1
  • Sunday, December 2 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Thursday, December 6 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Friday, December 7 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, December 8 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Sunday, December 9 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Thursday, December 13
  • Friday, December 14 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, December 15 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Sunday, December 16 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Thursday, December 20
  • Friday, December 21 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, December 22 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Sunday, December 23 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Thursday, December 27 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Friday, December 28 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Saturday, December 29 Event Full/Waitlist Only
  • Sunday, December 30 Event Full/Waitlist Only

Waitlist Details

If the event is full, registrants will be placed on the waitlist. If spaces become available, groups will be contacted by phone and email. Registrants will be removed from the waitlist up to two days before the event date. If a waitlisted group has not been contacted by then, no spaces have become available. If you have questions about the event, please feel free to contact the Education Department at education@zoonewengland.org or 617-989-3742.