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Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 12/30/2023
What is Big Joel's Winter Wonderland you may ask? Well do you like Christmas lights and animals? Then come on out to Big Joel's Winter Wonderland for both because the park will be decked out for the holiday season. With our walk thru experience going into the evening hours it will be much different than your typical Big Joel's visit as the walking paths and areas will be changed for the holidays. Many of our warm weather loving creatures will be off display keeping nice and toasty, but there will still be plenty of animal friends to see! Keep warm by the fire pits, grab some hot cocoa at Rudy's Refreshments, and more. We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

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Holiday Highlights!

Christmas Lights, Decorations, and More throughout the Zoo!

Seasonal Animal Display

Rudy's Refreshments- Enjoy some hot cocoa, drinks, snacks, S'more kits, cookies, & more

Fire Pits- Keep yourself warm and toasty, we will be selling S'more kits too!

Holiday Gift Shop- Our gift shop will be expanded with toys, stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, and more. Big Joel's Safari gift certificates and 2024 season passes will be available. 

2023 Holiday Season, Hours, and Admission!


Open Wednesday thru Sunday from Nov. 24th - Dec. 19th

Open everyday from Dec. 20 - 30th, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas (December 24th & 25th)

Hours are 4:00 - 9:00 pm everyday we are open for Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

We are CLOSED on Christmas Eve and Christmas (December 24th & 25th}

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Big Joel's Safari


13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO, 63390
United States


Contact name: 
Joel Clinger
The event has already taken place on this date: 
4:00 - 9:00 pm
$10.00 and up ages two & up


All Ages Adults & kids together