It’s the most magical time of the year at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens! Create new memories for the entire family and experience the wonder of the holiday season during Joy at SF Zoo!

Skipper’s Elf ‘n’ Go Seek
Santa Claus and his reindeer will remain in the North Pole this season, however, his merry elves will have a presence during “Joy at SF Zoo” in the form of a new activity – Skipper’s Elf ‘n’ Go Seek – where guests can stroll around the Zoo and sport the various elves ( or at least their hats and shoes) hiding around the Zoo. “Skipper” is one of the Zoo’s North American river otters, native throughout the U.S. and Canada, and honorary mascot of the event. As you try and spot the elves, take holiday photos in front of our charming holiday village houses staged around the Zoo.

Make sure to stop by the Leaping Lemur Cafe for plenty of holiday cheer, and our very own SF Zoo beer, and the Gift Shop for special gifts for the loved ones in your life. And don’t forget to take a ride on the Little Puffer!