San Diego Zoo Jungle Bells (Dec 15- Jan 6)

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This holiday season get in touch with your wild side at the San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells celebration! From Dec. 15 to Jan. 6, the San Diego Zoo will transform into the North Pole as guests come to celebrate the most wonderful time of year.

Bring the entire family to enjoy the nightly tree-lighting ceremony, Reindeer Express Bus Ride, the Jungle Bell Jump, Chocolate Town, Tinseltown Trolley Light Tour and more! Kids will have the chance to meet Santa himself at Santa’s Workshop, or watch Dr. Zoolittle’s interactive ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas poem with a “zoo twist” at the Clarke Theatre, the zoo’s website states. (

Just because you’re in sunny San Diego doesn’t mean you can’t have a white Christmas either! Every evening, a “Snow Alert” will take place, turning the entire entrance of the Zoo into a winter wonderland!

Most importantly, guests will have the opportunity to adopt an animal for the holidays at the Adopt-A-Booth and make a tax deductible donation to support the zoo’s conservation efforts (

Ocean Park Inn is the perfect place to stay after enjoying the Jungle Bells celebration. Conveniently located just 10 minutes away, Ocean Park Inn gives you and your family the chance to stay in the heart of Pacific Beach while experiencing this magical holiday extravaganza. Visit to book your stay with us now!

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