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Try Festive Feast for a delicious meal with holiday activities and more!
Festive Feast at the Holiday Lodge
Check out this brand new holiday experience at the Zoo! Your Festive Feast includes all of the following options:
• A bountiful feast served buffet style (full menu is listed below)
• A delicious dessert
• A visit from Ellie the Elf
• Story time with Mrs. Claus
• An encounter with a Zoo animal
• Family-friendly crafts
• Your choice of a photo with Santa or a photo in our giant snow globe!
• Holiday spirits for ages 21 and over (additional purchase)
What a great way to make your trip to Lights Before Christmas even more special!
$35 for Adults and $25 for children ages 2-11.
Available dates for 2013:
Festive Feast is offered from 6pm to 8:30pm on the dates listed below.
Monday, December 2, 9, and 16
Tuesday, December 3, 10, and 17 (please note—December 3 is sold out)
Wednesday, December 4, 11, and 18
* Note—this event is going to fill up quickly so be sure to place your reservations today!
Festive Feast Nightly Schedule
5:30 Registration Opens at the Lodge
5:30pm Ellie the Elf greets and has “contracts” for kids to sign (until story time)
5:30pm Cash Bar/Soft Bar opens
6:00pm Animal Demo & Crafts
6:00pm Dinner Opens (open for 90 minutes)
6:45pm Story with Mrs. Claus - Kids sit on Rug in front of Landing
7:00pm Desserts served
7:30pm Buffet Ends/Animal Demos End
8:15pm Bar Closes
8:30pm Soft Bar Closes
Festive Feast Menu
• Top round carving station with beef gravy and horsey sauce
• Pasta primavera
• Buttered green beans
• Mashed potatoes
• Assorted breads w/ butter
• House salad with choice of ranch or Italian dressing
• Cheesecake with chocolate syrup, piroutte, and candy cane sprinkles
Included beverage service:
• Decaf coffee
• Hot chocolate
Cash bar options:
*Items below must be purchased at additional cost, per serving
• Domestic beer
• Imported beer
• Select wine
• Select liquor
• Cranberry juice
• Grapefruit juice
• Orange juice
• Diet Pepsi
• Sierra Mist
• Ginger ale
• Club soda
• Tonic water
* Kids’ meals are available upon request, advance notice only through Group Sales.
Reserve your Festive Feast today!
Admission to Lights Before Christmas is included with the price of your Festive Feast purchase.
You can pay for your reservation online or by phone on any date before your scheduled reservation, or up until 3pm on the day of the your reservation. Walk-in customers are still welcome after 3pm if seating is still available; walk-in customers need to pay for their reservations at the Visitor Services Window at the Zoo’s main entrance.
Click here to place your reservation online
contact the Group Sales department at 419.385.5721, ext 6001.
Here’s what one of our recent customers had to say about Festive Feast:
“We had a great time and we thought it was very well organized. The food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. We have and will continue to recommend this event to our friends.”