Summerfield Zoo has announced new Christmastime hours and the addition of a new reindeer barn sure to thrill children of all ages.
This will be the first time the zoo, located at 3088 Flora Road in Belvidere, will be open during the Christmas holiday, which will include a special viewing of Santa’s reindeer, with Santa Claus himself in attendance on specific days.
Children will be able to earn an official stable elf diploma for attending. Mrs. Claus will have a Kitchen Snack Shop in operation, while the Flying Reindeer Gift Shop will offer jams, jellies, chocolates, and Christmas decor.
Admission is $10 per person. Open Thursdays through Sundays November 15 – December 23. Thursdays 10 am to 3 pm. Fridays 3 pm to 8 pm. Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm. Sundays 10 am to 6 pm. Christmas Eve 9 am to 1 pm. December 26 – 28 10 am to 4 pm.
Shopping only hours available Tuesdays and Wednesdays with no admission fee.
Reservations for reindeer barn will be encouraged. Group Tours and field trips available by appointment. Private family Christmas card portraits available by appointment. The elves’ party room will be available by reservation.
Visit the Summerfield Zoo website for more information.