It's back for 2018 - Get ready to celebrate the holidays at the Utica Zoo with their annual 'Holiday Hoot' event.

Who's ready for some Christmas fun at the Utica Zoo??

Well, you'll still have to wait a few weeks, but planning and scheduling has already begun for this year's "Holiday Hoot" event at the zoo. The Utica Zoo has even added something new for the whole family to enjoy this year.

Alright, so here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about "Holiday Hoot 2018," according to the Facebook Event Page: Holiday Hoot at the Utica Zoo:

- The event is Saturday, December 8th and goes from 9am to 3pm
- Santa Claus will be available at 1pm for photos
- There will be crafts for the kids, story time, and even animal meet and greets
- Enjoy free hot drinks, cookies, and candy canes

And the best part is the event is FREE with regular admission into the zoo. That means if you're a Utica Zoo member, it costs nothing to partake in all these extra activities.

NEW THIS YEAR: You can have breakfast with Santa. The food is being provided by "A Moveable Feast" and will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, and beverages. You'll have to buy special tickets to have breakfast with Santa. You can get more details on that, including a link to purchase your tickets by visiting: Holiday Hoot at the Utica Zoo's Facebook Event Page.

Get into the holiday spirit at the Utica Zoo during their "Holiday Hoot" event. It's sure to be a great time the whole family can enjoy.



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