Dinner with Santa

Location: New Location!  Swan Pavilion

Date: December 3 and 10

This holiday season, bring the family and friends to Brookfield Zoo for a festive holiday feast with a special appearance from Santa, who will be available for photo opportunities as well as to hear everyone’s wish list.

- New This Year!  Dinner with Santa will take place in the Swan Pavilion.
- The cost for members is $40.00 for adults and $24.00 for children ages 3-11.
- Nonmember pricing, which includes admission and parking, is $65.00 for adults and $40.00 for children ages 3-11.
- Children 2 and under are free. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
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 · Members:  Please log in to your account before adding tickets to apply member discount.  
 · Note: Your reservation includes admission and parking.  
 · All reservations are final, nontransferable, and nonrefundable.

Please click a date and time to reserve.

 · Dinner with Santa - December 3 (Friday) at 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

 · Dinner with Santa - December 3 (Friday) at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 · Dinner with Santa - December 10 (Friday) at 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

 · Dinner with Santa - December 10 (Friday) at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

2021 Dinner with Santa Buffet Menu

Mixed Green Salad with Pickled Beets, Goat Cheese, Citrus, and Charred Lemon Vinaigrette
Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Garbanzo Beans, Shredded Carrot, Sun Dried Tomato, and Charred Herb Vinaigrette

Cider and Fennel Brined Pork Loin, Sauteed Rainbow Chard, Spiced Apple Chutney and Port Wine fig sauce
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Brown Rice Pilaf
Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Roasted Peppers in a Sage Cream Sauce
Baked Cavatelli with Ricotta Cheese and Marinara

Sage and Cornbread Stuffing with Roasted Chestnuts
Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
Roasted Carrots with Honey, Pomegranate, and Pecans
Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Shallots and Cremini Mushrooms

Cinnamon Spiced Bread Pudding with Brandied Plums
Assorted Dessert Bars

  • Beer, Wine, and Holiday Cocktails available for Purchase

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