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Winter Wonderland Walk

November 28, 2020 - January 6, 2021

$3 – $15

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will transform into a Winter Wonderland from November 28, 2020 through January 6, 2021, offering guests yet another opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature in a safe, outdoor setting. The Winter Wonderland Walk includes ten festive vignettes, from Fairy House Lane and a very special train display, Imagination Station, to custom artist and children-designed snowmen, a Hanukkah Plaza, and Kris Kringle Corner.

The Winter Wonderland Walk will be open seven days a week from 9-4, beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Walk is included in the price of admission. Members enter for free. To help our friends in need, we are offering a $1 voucher to our Cafe or Gift Shop if a guest brings in a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry. Limit 2 vouchers per family per visit.

Zoo admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for children 3-11 and seniors over 62. Children under three are free.

Polar Palace: The Gazebo has been magically transformed into the Polar Palace, where glittering icicles are the wintry backdrop for your holiday photos.

Fairy House Lane and Imagination Station: A 16-foot display of natural fairy houses surrounded by a fairy forest twinkles with tiny lights. An “I Spy” list promises hints on how to find the artist’s droll little details. The Wonderland Train features a snowy New England Village, complete with ice skaters, a snowball fight, a toy shop and a candy forest. Inside the south side of the Victorian Greenhouse.

Poinsettia Pass: More than 500 poinsettias nestle among the tropical foliage on the north side of the Victorian Greenhouse.

Winter Village Square: This old-fashioned Christmas town, 23 feet long and 7 feet high, is a charming backdrop that sets the stage for a jolly holiday visit.

Snowman Park: A Snowman Design Contest was held for both children and adult artists, and the winners are clustered in a circle near the W.O.L.F. Cabin. Twelve children’s designs are reproduced on two-dimensional faux snowmen; four adult artists created one-of-a-kind pieces of faux snow art.

Nutcracker Place: A pair of 12-foot tall Nutcrackers stand guard in front of Nutcracker Place in the Peacock Pavilion, keeping a watchful eye on the festive tree and piles of presents.

Dreidel Drive: A large multi-branched menorah, the Hebrew word for lamp, lights up children’s imaginations and represents the candelabra found in Jewish homes during Hanukkah.

Gingerbread Boulevard: Eight colorful gingerbread houses, each five feet high, encircle the fountain. Their whimsical candy details look good enough to eat.

Kris Kringle Corner: If you’ve been sweet as sugar all year long, then bring your letter to Santa and mail it in the North Pole Postbox next to Santa’s Sleigh.

Evergreen Lane: Come visit the North Pole’s enchanting tree farm, gaily decorated with 70 red plaid bows. Sure to make you smile!


Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610 United States
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