Friday, Nov 17, 2023 4:00p -
Sunday, Jan 07, 2024 9:30p

Stone Zoo
149 Pond St.
Stoneham, MA 02180

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Festivals & Fairs, Outside, Photoworthy, Seasonal

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Nov. 17 - Jan. 7.

Closed Nov. 23 and Dec. 25

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights spanning Stone Zoo's 26 acres. Take a sparkling stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to black bears, Canada lynx, reindeer and more. This year's event promises to enchant visitors of all ages with more twinkling lights and festive cheer.

Special Events Schedule:

December 8, 5:00 p.m.: Polymnia Choral Society

Enjoy the vocal stylings of the Polymnia Choral Society. The society is composed of people who love to sing and to share their music with others. Founded in Wakefield in 1953 and based in Melrose since 1956, the group serves the cultural and educational interests of a number of communities by presenting concerts ranging from sacred hymns and classical music to popular show tunes.

December 13, 5:00 p.m.: Boston Children's Chorus

Boston Children’s Chorus' vibrant, jubilant, and powerful performances have established them as leading young artists in the city of Boston and beyond. Internationally recognized for their innovative programming, passionate artistry, and ability to connect to audiences, Boston Children’s Chorus showcases the talent and passion of the diverse young people of our city.

Santa Experience & ZooLights Tickets

Reserve a special "Santa Experience" on select nights (advance registration required, see tickets below), and meet Mrs. Claus as she strolls throughout the Zoo on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings – and on Christmas Eve! 

Step into the magic of the holidays at our Santa Experience! Share your Christmas wishes and capture a cherished moment with Santa Claus himself. Cozy up with hot cocoa and toast s'mores by our fire pits before setting out on an enchanting journey through the winter wonderland of ZooLights.


$45/Member | $50/Non-Member (children under age two are free)

Tickets include a meet & greet with Santa, hot chocolate, s'mores, and ZooLights admission. Professional photos are available for purchase. Guests are welcome to take their own photo/video. 


December 3 - 5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, and 22


One-hour time intervals from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Timed tickets are for entrance at the top of the hour.


Maple Glen, a heated private event space located near the front entrance of the Zoo.

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