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Breakfast with Santa

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


It’s that time of year again! The beloved Western New York holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo, is back for another holiday season! Start your day off right and bring your holiday appetite to the chef-prepared breakfast buffet featuring all your morning favorites! Enjoy a photo opportunity with Santa and meet one of our fascinating animal ambassadors. After that, stick around to see our magical holiday decorations and say “Happy Holidays” to your favorite animals on exhibit, Zoo admission is included with your ticket!  

Seating in our Children’s Resource Center is first come, first serve – bring as many or few friends as you like to this holiday celebration! Space is limited. Reserve your tickets today! 

Dates: Choose between two 1.5 hour seating’s: 9:00 am or 11:30 am. 

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023 



Non-Member Adult – $42.95  

Non-Member Youth – $38.95 

Member Adult – $25 

Member Youth – $25 

Under 24 Months – FREE 


Ticket Description: 

Each ticket for Breakfast with Santa includes the breakfast buffet, admission to the Zoo, the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors, and a photo opportunity with Santa. Guests must select one session—either the 9:00 am or 11:30 am seating. Each Breakfast with Santa session will last one and a half hours. Guests who reserve tickets for the 9:00 am session will be allowed to enter the Buffalo Zoo at 8:45 am. Guests should enter and exit through the Buffalo Zoo front gate entrance located on Parkside Avenue. 

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo is a festive event designed to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. To ensure the best experience, please note the following:  

  • Pre-paid, non-refundable, non-transferable tickets are required to attend Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo. Should a ticket holder be unable to attend, your purchase will be considered a donation. There will be no refunds, nor will tickets be honored at another Breakfast with Santa or year.  
  • Buffalo Zoo Members receive a special member discount. Please bring your valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification to the event. A $5.00 per ticket fee is charged for Members who cannot provide a valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification.  
  • Member-level tickets are non-transferable. The Member’s name must be on all tickets purchased, and the Member must be present with a valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification at entry.  
  • Strollers are not permitted at the Breakfast with Santa event at the Buffalo Zoo. Stroller parking is available.   
  • High-chairs are not provided at the Breakfast with Santa event at the Buffalo Zoo.  
  • This event is held rain or shine. Dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 
  • Seating is no longer reserved by table. It is first come first serve.  


December 9
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event at the Zoo is unlike any other!