Event Dates

Believe tickets (in the form of a wristband) are purchased at the Zoo's admission gates and at Junction Plaza Ticket Booth on the days of the event. 

Believe is an outdoor, COVID-19 safe holiday experience and celebration of the season. Using CDC and N.C. DHHS safety protocols, guests will journey through the outdoor experience on the Zoo’s pathways.

Dates:  December 4, 5, 11, 12 

Come celebrate the magic of the season at the North Carolina Zoo's holiday Believe event. Enjoy touring the Zoo decked out for the holidays and making memories at the daytime holiday event, including Santa and Mrs. C, all in one stop!

We will be celebrating for two weekends, Saturday and Sunday only. 

Wristbands Include:

  • Memory Photo with Santa and Mrs.C in the Santa dome
  • Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
  • Holiday smores kit and a hot beverage (cider, coffee, or hot cocoa)
  • Festive Holiday Carousel
  • Winter fun Tree House Trek
  • North American Animals with Ice Treats 
  • And more to come!

How we're doing Believe safely:

  • All activities will be family-friendly and socially distanced

Enjoy holiday favorites in the park, live music, a socially spaced souvenir photo with Santa and Mrs. C and more! Gather up all your elves  - all ages will enjoy this annual holiday event at the Zoo.

Believe is a rain or shine event, so please be prepared for the weather the day of your visit.