Larry Steckling 10 a.m., Aug. 27
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo
Santa and polar bears go together, and not just because they both pitch Coke and hang out up north. Festivities run from December 15–January 6, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and include an intimate Jungle Bells tour in a “one-horse” VIP cart ($69), a 5 p.m. tree lighting, and handbell choirs at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Santa mans his workshop from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Plus, there’s a place called Chocolate Town.
Singers, zoo characters, and animals roam about as you munch, shop, and take in the animated lights displays. Zoo admission: $46 adults, $36 kids 3-11.
- Cost: $36 - $46
When: Ongoing until Sunday, January 5, 2014
- Sundays, 9am-8pm
- Mondays, 9am-8pm
- Tuesdays, 9am-8pm
- Wednesdays, 9am-8pm
- Thursdays, 9am-8pm
- Fridays, 9am-8pm
- Saturdays, 9am-8pm