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November 28, 2021

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Santa Sips Is Coming To Town at Nashville Zoo

Grab a date or some pals, and enjoy samples from your favorite beverage purveyors while dancing along to live performances of your favorite holiday tunes.

Santa is coming to the Zoo at the new adults-only, holiday-themed event on Saturday, December 11, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grab a date or some pals, and enjoy samples from your favorite beverage purveyors while dancing along to live performances of your favorite holiday tunes. Plus, meet a few new animal friends and snap some elfies with Santa & the Grinch at this unforgettable holiday party.

Enjoy unlimited samples from several of our favorite adult beverage purveyors, including two festive specialty drinks sure to warm your spirits. Listen to live holiday music and grab a picture with the Grinch and Santa Claus. There will be food trucks and more dining options available for purchase throughout the night. Do some holiday shopping or treat yourself and browse the Animal Art Zoo-tique for unique animal artwork and animal-themed gifts. Santa Sips will feature four animal encounters during the event. Please note, no animal habitats will be open for viewing. 

Spread good tidings and cheer by bringing a new hat, gloves, or scarf to benefit Nashville’s Community Resource Center (CRC) and receive an unlimited carousel ride pass for the night. There will also be a silent auction benefiting the CRC.

General admission tickets are $80. Designated driver tickets are $40 and will not receive beverage samples. Members save $5 per ticket for general admission and designated driver. For each ticket purchased, $5 will go towards conservation. Santa Sips is for adults age 21 and over. Parking at Nashville Zoo will be free starting at 5 PM for the event. 

To purchase tickets and for more event info, please visit nashvillezoo.org.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.