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Breakfast with [Terrifying Old Man] at the Zoo!

Saturday, December 5

Saturday, December 12

Saturday, December 19


December is one of my favorite times of the year to visit the Detroit Zoo. The crowds are non-existent, and many of the animals are much friskier in the cooler weather.

If you can get past the Terrifying Old Man hosting these breakfasts, it's a beautiful opportunity to do something unique at the Zoo -- waffles at the Gallery!

From the Zoo's site:

There are still spots available for this year’s Breakfast with Santa. The Zoo will host the event in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery on December 5, 12 and 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. This buffet-style waffle breakfast includes a special gift for each child, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and a visit from Santa and a few of his wildlife friends. Photos with Santa are available for purchase. For members, tickets are $25 for adults (ages 15 and older) and $20 for children (ages 14 and younger). For non-members, tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children. The non-member price includes Zoo admission and parking. Tickets are required for all children, regardless of age, as seating is limited. Booster seats are not available for safety reasons.

To make reservations call customer service at
(248) 541-5717 ext. 3750.