Big Joel's Winter Wonderland | Kids Out and About St. Louis

Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

Big Joel's Winter Wonderland will be back for 2021! Thank you for making our first holiday season at the park a success and be expecting big things this upcoming holiday season. ​ 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 we are changing the walking paths and highlighting our winter hardy species! Many of our warm weather loving creatures will be off display keeping nice and toasty! 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 season passes will be available. 

These are some of the attractions from last and there will be more to come in 2021

Our Winter Wonderland will begin November 26th, 2021! More information will be coming as the holiday season approaches.

*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
Email address: 
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