North Carolina Zoo
December 14th, 15th, and 20th, 21st
Event activities are from 12-4PM

Come celebrate the magic of the season with all your favorite animals at the North Carolina Zoo’s annual Believe event. See animals enjoying their ice treats in the park—a schedule is on our website. Enjoy our beautiful Zoo decked out for the holidays, with holiday mascot animal photo opportunities and seasonal menu items in our Elves Cafe and at our food carts. Live Holiday music will get you into the spirit with your loved ones! Your ticket and passport to Believe will include a visit with Santa and Mrs. C in Santa’s workshop. Then you can hop on the holiday carousel for unlimited rides. Once you’ve had your fill of the carousel, you can enjoy a hot beverage of choice (coffee, cider or cocoa) and a cookie at Mrs. C’s bakery, or choose to purchase your favorite at Rudolph’s Refreshments. Your Believe ticket will also transport you to Africa for a Virtual Reality Safari. When you are back from your Safari you can make a take home craft at Buddy the Elf’s craft station or purchase your Christmas presents from Tinker Town Toys. Ticket holders also enjoy holiday face painting. Most Believe activities take place in the North Pole (Junction Plaza) and are just a holiday tram ride away!

Advance Tickets for Believe are $10 in addition to NC Zoo admission. Save by purchasing in advance, tickets are $15 at the door each day of the event.

Sponsors for this event are Rusty’s Angels, Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm, Heart of North Carolina Tourism Authority,  and Four Saints Brewing Company.