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Toronto Zoo Holiday Marketplace opens this weekend


Toronto Zoo Holiday Marketplace takes place Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
November 20 – December 20 + December 21, 22 & 23

There is always something going on at the Toronto Zoo and once again it is the place to be this holiday season! With all of their safety measures in place, of course, don’t miss out on the chance to discover the magic of the Toronto Zoo’s brand new Holiday Marketplace.

Beginning on November 20, the Toronto Zoo’s front courtyard will transform into their second seasonal marketplace, showcasing some of the amazing producers, processors and artisans in our community. Friday through Sunday until December 20 and on December 21, 22 & 23, join us from 2:00pm to 8:00pm to celebrate the magic of the holidays while supporting local businesses, your community and your Toronto Zoo this holiday season.

Please note, pre-booked time slots are required for both Zoo Guests and Zoo Members in order to visit the Zoo and the Holiday Marketplace. Animals will not be viewable after regular Zoo Hours of Operation (after 4:30pm).

More amazing things the zoo has happening this holiday season include an opportunity to reserve a visit with Santa and the Caribou herd during a festive and Arctic adventure. On this encounter you will get as up close and personal to the real-life “Rudolph” as it gets. The adventure begins with a guided tour through our Tundra Trek to learn all about the unique Arctic wildlife that inhabit this Zoo region. Then, at the end of your tour you can visit the caribou herd in a private area, also known as “Santa’s outdoor Cottage,” beside the caribou paddock where the big guy himself will come out and greet his guests!

The Toronto Zoo is a safe attraction for you and your family to visit this winter! Plus, for the first time in 46 years, the Toronto Zoo will be OPEN on Christmas Day!

Holiday Marketplace is FREE with regular Zoo admission up to 3:30 pm

AFTER 3:30 Holiday Marketplace Admission is $5.50 plus HST and parking is not included.

Santa & Caribou Meet and Greet

Meeting Location: Tundra Trek Sign – Near Tundra Air Ride Entrance and Caribou Café Restaurant

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.72
Senior Age 65+ $74.87
Children Age 3-12 $71.02
Members $57.52
*Does not include admission or parking
Time of Encounter: 2:00pm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Guests per session: MAX: 6 Guests Per Encounter

by Terry Lankstead

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