Wild Lights and Holiday Dinner

Host your holiday party during Wild Lights! Guests are welcome to stroll through Wild Lights at their leisure. Private party rentals are hosted in our heated Canopy Gardens Hall. Rental add-ons can include Santa Meet-and-Greets, animal encounters, and catering packages.

Wild Lights and
Holiday Dinner Package

Rental Options

Weekday Evenings

Monday – Thursday
5PM - 8PM or 6PM - 9PM

Rental Options:

Wild Lights Zoo Buyout- $3,500

Our Wild Lights Zoo Buyout rental option gives your group of guests access to the Wild Lights and the whole zoo! Our premier indoor/outdoor space, Canopy Gardens Hall and patio is also included in your Wild Lights Zoo Buyout—perfect for your guests to warm up and chat throughout the night! Included in your rental is access to Wild Lights during the duration of your event time ($12.95 per person value).  

Canopy Gardens Hall- $750

($1000 value)

Canopy Gardens Pavilion can be rented without a Wild Lights Zoo Buyout to host a Holiday Party with one of our catering packages below. This space provides a safe, private socially distanced environment for your guests. 

Weekend Evenings

Friday – Sunday
5PM - 8PM or 6PM - 9PM

Rental Options:

Canopy Gardens Hall- $750

($1000 value)

Our premier indoor/outdoor space, Canopy Gardens Hall and patio is available for a private rental during our Wild Lights nights for a holiday party with one of our catering packages. This space provides a safe, private socially distanced environment for your guests.  Rental includes access to Wild Lights for all of your guests ($12.95 per person value).

Savory Safari Catering Options

Holiday Buffet Dinner
$34.95 per person

Menu

Salad and Dinner Roll

Choice of: House or Caesar

2 Entrees

Choice of: Chicken Piccata, Chicken Marsala, Honey Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey, Slow Roasted Angus Beef, Eggplant Parmesan

2 Sides 

Choice of: Whole Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Mash Potatoes, Baked Red Bliss Potatoes

Dessert
 Holiday Sugar Safari

Holiday Cocktail Party
$24.95 per person

Menu

Fruit, Cheese and Crudite

Choice of: 

Sliders & Sammiches Bar or Beef Carving Station with Roll

Choice of: 

Potato Mash Up Bar or Mac & Cheese Bar

Dessert
Holiday Sugar Safari

Upgraded menu and decor options are available
*add 6% sales tax & 20% service charge
*Includes White Tablecloth & Red Napkins

Beverage Options

Open Non-Alcoholic Bar –  $5 Per Person
Includes assorted soda, water, coffee and  hot tea

Cash Bar – $250 Set Up Fee
Consumption Bar – $250 Set Up Fee + Cost of Drinks Consumed
Open Bar – Beer and Wine $17 Per Person
Open Bar – Beer, Wine and Liquor- $22 Per Person

*add 6% sales tax

ADD-ons:

Attractions
Available Monday - Thursday 

Frozen Plaza Starring the Ice Sisters - Starting at $500

Photo Opportunity at Santa's Lodge- Starting at $500
*Professional photos available at additional cost 

Carousel Rides - Starting at $500
Animal Meet and Greets
Private Animal Meet and Greet- Starting at $200

Private Animal Program - Starting at $250

Please email events@elmwoodparkzoo.org or call 610-277-3825 x242 If you are interested in booking Your holiday party.