Enjoy Holiday Magic at Cookies, Paws and Santa Claus!


Jingle all the way over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo for some holiday fun at Cookies, Paws & Santa Claus! Let your creativity run wild as you decorate your own sweet treat and create some holiday magic at festive craft stations. With animal encounters, unlimited rides, delicious hot cocoa, and lots of memories to be made, you certainly won’t want to miss out on this family fun event! Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa with your holiday wishes as he will be flying in for a visit to see his favorite friends!

Saturday and Sunday
December 11, 12, 18, 19
10:00am – 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Pre-registration is required and tickets are limited for each session.

Member prices: Adults $12
Children: $10

Non-Member prices: Adults $15
Children: $13

Children under 3 are free

Thank you to the following for donating cookies and services:
Culinary Department at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical Highschool
Flour Girls Baking Company
Mad Good Cookies

Additional Information:

The Wildlife Education Center will be open exclusively for event guests. The activities and animal encounters will take place inside the building where masks are required for all guests over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. Strongly recommended for children ages 2 -5.

Photos with Santa will take place outside (masks not required).

Train and carousel rides are included – weather dependent.


Questions? Please contact Katie Sherman, Event Manager, at 508-991-4556 ext. 120 or ksherman@bpzoo.org