Christmas ZOObilee

Christmas ZOObilee

Dates: December 14, 15, 21 & 22
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

'Tis the season for something new at the Gulf Breeze Zoo! The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most exciting daytime event to kick off the coming holiday season. We invite you to join us for the 1st Annual Christmas ZOObilee at the Gulf Breeze Zoo December 14, 15, 21 & 22.

Christmas ZOObilee includes winter-themed bounce stations, live music and entertainment, a Candy Cane Market full of gifts, sights, smells and tastes of the season, including unique gifts from local artists and delicious holiday treats. Fun for the entire family, Christmas ZOObilee wouldn't be complete without a visit from the jolly man in a red suit. Sundays with Santa is the perfect opportunity to hand-deliver last-minute Christmas letters while snapping a treasured photo with Saint Nick in his sleigh. With all event activities included with regular daytime admission, Christmas ZOObilee is the area's newest can't miss holiday event.

PLEASE NOTE: The Gulf Breeze Zoo will not be open in the evenings during this holiday season for Zoolights. Our illuminated lions, tigers, and bears have migrated north to the Alabama Safari Park.


2019 Christmas ZOOBilee Events

Saturday, December 14

10am-12pm | Sounds of the Season with Joey Collins
Singer songwriter, Joey Collins will keep you dancing along with popular hits and classic holiday favorites.

10:30am-2:30pm | Caricature Artist
Cartoonist Tim Banfell will capture your inner cartoon character in the perfect piece of custom art. In true cartoon style described as “Disney meets Looney Tunes”, guests will receive a free 8.5 x 11 custom cartoon caricature head shot to take home.

12:30-3:30pm | Not Quite Fab Beatles Tribute Duo
Tribute duo including Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform the music of the Beatles in a live duo show. Enjoy the vocal harmonies of Lennon and McCartney with acoustic guitar, bass guitar and piano. Sing along to your favorite Beatles songs, its a fab show that everyone will love.

1:00-1:30pm | A Time To Dance Christmas Performance
Enjoy the holiday season with a newly choreographed performance by the award winning A Time to Dance crew! Enjoy a twist of true Christmas spirit with razzle dazzle in this captivating performance. *Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats, as the performance will start promptly at 1pm.

Sunday, December 15

10:30am-3:30pm | Sundays with Santa
Santa is coming to the Zoo and you don't want to miss it! Enjoy taking beautiful family photos with Santa in the sleigh and meet some very special animal friends. Santa will be accepting those last minute Christmas letters and special requests from your little ones.

10:30am-2:30pm | Caricature Artist
Cartoonist Tim Banfell will capture your inner cartoon character in the perfect piece of custom art. In true cartoon style described as “Disney meets Looney Tunes”, guests will receive a free 8.5 x 11 custom cartoon caricature head shot to take home.

12:00pm-2:00pm | Sounds of the Season with Joey Collins
Singer songwriter, Joey Collins will keep you dancing along with popular hits and classic holiday favorites.

3:00pm | Gingerbread House Contest
The 2019 Gingerbread House Contest is a festive competition for artists of all ages and backgrounds to showcase their one-of-a-kind gingerbread house creations for a chance to win four annual zoo memberships ($180 value)
Judging begins at 3pm, and the first place winner will be awarded. All gingerbread entries will be on display through Sunday evening in the Zoo Cafe.

Saturday, December 21

10:00am-12:00pm | Sounds of the Season with Joey Collins
Singer songwriter, Joey Collins will keep you dancing along with popular hits and classic holiday favorites.

10:30am-2:30pm | Caricature Artist
Cartoonist Tim Banfell will capture your inner cartoon character in the perfect piece of custom art. In true cartoon style described as “Disney meets Looney Tunes”, guests will receive a free 8.5 x 11 custom cartoon caricature head shot to take home.

11:00am-2:00pm | Chill Cook-off Event
Join us for a delicious tradition, the Annual Chili Cook-Off hosted inside the Zoo Cafe. We'll serve over 12 varieties of chili plus all the fixings including the soon to be world famous jalapeno cheddar corn bread!
Cost is $5 for all you can eat chili. Vote for your favorite!

12:30pm-3:30pm | Christmas Entertainment with Dew Pendleton Keys Duo
Rock around the Christmas tree with fun songs and holiday medleys from Dew Pendleton Duo.

Sunday, December 22

10:30am-3:30pm | Sundays with Santa
Santa is coming to the Zoo and you don't want to miss it! Enjoy taking beautiful family photos with Santa in the sleigh and meet some very special animal friends. Santa will be accepting those last minute Christmas letters and special requests from your little ones.

10:30am-2:30pm | Caricature Artist
Cartoonist Tim Banfell will capture your inner cartoon character in the perfect piece of custom art. In true cartoon style described as “Disney meets Looney Tunes”, guests will receive a free 8.5 x 11 custom cartoon caricature head shot to take home.

12:00-2:00pm | Sounds of the Season with Joey Collins
Singer songwriter, Joey Collins will keep you dancing along with popular hits and classic holiday favorites.

3:00pm | Gingerbread House Contest
The 2019 Gingerbread House Contest is a festive competition for artists of all ages and backgrounds to showcase their one-of-a-kind gingerbread house creations for a chance to win four annual zoo memberships ($180 value)
Judging begins at 3pm, and the first place winner will be awarded. All gingerbread entries will be on display through Sunday evening in the Zoo Cafe.


Christmas Zoobilee Vendors

  • Bealls Inc.
  • Buttercups & Boogerbutts
  • Call it Art
  • Cambridge Farms
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Color Street
  • Decorating w/ Drinks
  • Episcopal Church
  • Happy Hangings
  • ItWorks
  • Lozt Solz
  • Metal Feather
  • PJ Martin
  • Popcorn King
  • Salty Witch Crafts
  • Scentsy
  • Susan's Art
  • Sweet Bay Delights
  • Wolfy Works
  • Wyndam Destinations