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The Abilene Zoo's 'Christmas Celebration 2022' will feature Santa Claus and his magical reindeer. This was the first time that I had personally ever heard of Santa showing up with his reindeer at the Abilene zoo. The best part is the reindeer are super friendly and pettable.

The events at this year's Celebration will include the incredible showing of the lights throughout the park. The Abilene Zoo has been completely decorated for the holidays with lights, trees, and all sorts of Christmas decorations that will put any scrooge into a happy holiday spirit.

See all the amazing photos below of everyone having tons of fun at last year's Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

LOOK: All This Fun Stuff Is At The Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

I think that having Santa Claus there with his reindeer is the coolest thing ever. Last year, I spent my entire time petting the reindeer and feeding them. I don't know why I'm so infatuated with the reindeer. Nonetheless, the Zoo's Executive Director Jesse Pottebaum says "we just didn't stop there."

Director Pottebaum says "there's also an ice-skating rink, a professional ice sculpture show, and experience the true spirit of the season, by taking a 'Walk to Bethlehem' with a real live nativity scene that is put on by one of our local churches. Take in the magical lights display and experiences a Caribbean Christmas as well. Finally there will be places where you can make some smores.

Source: The Abilene Zoo's Executive Director

Make plans now to attend any day between December 16-23, 2022 from 4 pm-9 pm daily as this is a very limited capacity event. Nonetheless, make this a family evening to remember complete with pictures of Santa and his trusty flying companions.

Photo by: Abilene Zoo/Jesse Pottebaum
Photo by: Abilene Zoo/Jesse Pottebaum
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Tickets to the Christmas Celebration 2022 at the Abilene Zoo are $16 per person, $7 for members, and children 2 years of age and younger are free. Purchase tickets online if online tickets are sold out, walk up tickets are still available at the gift shop window.

You can still order your tickets over the phone by calling 325-676-6085. The event is held rain or shine at 2070 Zoo Lane Abilene, Texas.

Come check it out and get ready for the fun to begin. The Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration is beginning December 16th. Reserve your tickets now for Christmas Celebration 2022, powered by Reliant.

Photo by: Abilene Zoo/Jesse Pottebaum
Photo by: Abilene Zoo/Jesse Pottebaum
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