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Cookies & Cocoa 2022

December 11, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus has you covered! Enjoy an afternoon of North Pole delicacies like hot cocoa and sugar cookies, get a special photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and visit with one of our amazing animal ambassadors. In-between your sugar rush, stroll the grounds to see our magical holiday decorations and say “Happy Holidays” to your favorite animals on exhibit; Zoo admission is included with your ticket! 

Admission is no longer sold by the table—bring as many or as few friends as you would like to this holiday celebration! Seating in our Children’s Resource Center is first come, first serve. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets today! 




Choose between two 1.5 hour seatings: 10:30 am or 1:00 pm. 

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022 
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022 



Non-Member Adult (Ages 13–64): $34.95 

Non-Member Senior (Ages 65+): $29.95 

Non-Member Youth (Ages 2–12): $27.95 

Member Adult (Ages 13–64): $15 

Member Senior (Ages 65+): $15 

Member Youth (Ages 2–12): $15 

Under 24 Months: FREE 



Ticket Description:  

Each ticket for Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus includes hot cocoa and sugar cookies to enjoy, plus admission to the Zoo. A photo opportunity with Santa will be available along with the ability to meet one of our animal ambassadors. Guests must select one session—either the 10:30 am or 1:00 pm seating. Each Cookies & Cocoa session will last one and a half hours. Guests should enter and exit through the Buffalo Zoo front gate entrance located on Parkside Avenue.  

Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus 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 Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus 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 Cookies & Cocoa 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 Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus event at the Buffalo Zoo. Stroller parking is available.   
  • High-chairs are not provided at the Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus 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 11, 2022
10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States
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(716) 837-3900
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