The reindeer arrive next week.
If that statement has you anxiously glancing at the calendar–don’t worry. You still have five weeks to get ready for Christmas.
But the “reindeer games” begin next Friday, November 17th at Los Angeles Zoo’s annual “Reindeer Romp”! A herd of live reindeer will be onsite from then through the New Year, in their “Reindeer Village” habitat, for visits and photo ops. Reindeer keepers will give talks on the antlered visitors at 11 am and 2 pm on weekends. Visitors get to make reindeer-related crafts and watch the animals unwrap their own “gifts” on a rotating schedule!
All these “Reindeer Romp” activities are free with your paid L.A. Zoo admission. And if you’d like to take a picture with Santa, that’s available, too, for a nominal fee.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the only place in L.A. that you can see live reindeer, during their “Reindeer Romp”, from Friday, November 17th through Sunday, January 7th. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The zoo will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th. Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, in the northeast corner of Griffith Park.