Celebrate the holiday season! Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting a Winter Festival at the historic Carousel Village on Saturday, December 2nd. Afternoon hours are noon – 3:00 pm for kids and families and feature a visit with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, holiday treats and an opportunity to hop aboard the Carousel Express train or ride the historic Carousel.
During the evening, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, join with friends and family take a horse drawn hayride through the park, visit Santa, see a dazzling holiday light display, enjoy a variety of food carts, sip some hot cocoa and get into the festive mood on the historic Carousel! All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, December 2
Times: Noon - 3:00 pm & 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: FREE entrance*
Please note: *There is no cost to attend the Winter Festival. There are minimal fees for activities: $5.00 for the horse drawn hayride in the Park; $5.00 for a visit with Santa; $3.00 for the Train Ride, and $2.00 for a ride on the historic Carousel. Children one (1) of age and under are free. Parking is free in the Roger Williams Park Zoo parking lots, and the RIPTA trolley is available throughout the event from noon to 8:00 pm to offer free rides to the Carousel, Botanical Center and Museum of Natural History for other festive happenings.
These 90-minute programs focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo, and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.
Class Size: 12 max. One adult must accompany each child. We cannot accommodate additional adults or siblings due to space limitations.
- Members: $14 per child/adult pair
- Non-members: $42 per child/adult pair
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Pre-registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.
A minimum of five program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified one week before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment, so enroll early!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.
We strongly recommend you register online for your best chance at securing the session you desire. If you prefer, print out our mail-in registration form and send it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.