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Zoo Events

Each year, the North Carolina Zoo’s calendar is filled with a wide variety of special events for both NC Zoo Society members and for non-members. These events feature games, face painting, live entertainment and other special programs. To learn more about the special events offered by the North Carolina Zoo, please see the Events page on the NC Zoo's website.

Believe in the Magic of the Season


This highly popular holiday celebration returns to the Zoo on December 5, 6, 12, & 13.

Believe unfolds in the Junction Plaza with unlimited carousel rides, cookies and warm beverages, a photo op with Santa, and more.

To learn more, please visit the North Carolina Zoo's Web page.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please email Kelly Nields or Susan Parker. To see a list of Believe programs and sponsorship levels, please download this sponsor information sheet.