Birmingham New HomesSpending time with family and friends is the best way to enjoy the holiday season, and there are plenty of holiday activities to experience near your Birmingham new home. From beautiful Christmas lights to ice skating, the Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo combines the best of the holidays into several nights of family fun.

Starting this weekend, families can experience the new outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, take a ride on the Holiday Express Train Ride, listen to story time, see animal demonstrations, experience Santa’s Roller Racer Ride, hop aboard the Jingle Bell Carousel, go on the Winter Trail Hayride, and enjoy an expanded holiday light show synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Photos with Santa will also be available through December 23rd. The ZooLight Safari will be held December 7-9, 14-16, 19-23 and 26-31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to the activities listed above, certain days will feature special holiday activities. These activities include:

  • A Special Night of Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari with NBC 13 (December 7th): Local celebrity news anchors from Alabama’s 13 WVTM-TV will be handing out candy canes and posing for photo opportunities in the Children’s Zoo on this special night of the ZooLight Safari. Fun prizes will also be given away throughout the night.
  • Breakfast with Santa (December 8th): This Saturday morning, children can eat breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will be served at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. This popular activity takes place in the Kudzoo Café and features a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and juice or milk. To make reservations, call 205-879-0409 today!
  • ZooLight Safari Featuring Chick-fil-A Cows (December, 15th): On this special night, Chick-fil-A cows will be located in the Children’s Zoo. Children can take photos with the cows, play lots of fun games with the chance to win prizes, and the first 1,000 guests will receive a plush Chick-fil-A cow.

Admission for the ZooLight Safari is free for Members and $8 for Non-members. Prices for activities and events vary. For more information, visit

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