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. Customize your cocoa with festive toppings from our hot chocolate bar, nibble on cookies, have your photo taken with our reindeer, and enjoy exclusive early entry to ZooLights.

Space is limited – pre-registration is required.

Purchase Tickets

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. (Meet outside concession gate at 3:45 p.m.) See dates below. 

$35 per member participant | $40 non-members. Children under 2 free.
(Includes ZooLights + Brick Safari admission)


  • November 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 & 30
  • December 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 & 29
  • January 2, 3 & 4

-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.

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.