Christmas Parties

Make your Christmas party a “natural” wonder amongst the flora and fauna at the Calgary Zoo. Invite the kids to a breakfast or lunch party, or opt for adults only at a glamorous nighttime gala. Either way, your guests will enjoy creative cuisine and a walk through the dazzling Zoolights on the way to the party. Hosting your company’s party here helps support the zoo.

Available Venues

There are quite a few options, but three venues work best for a Christmas party: The Safari Lodge gives you an exotic option, with an event space that can comfortably host as many as 425 or as few as 150. Or, the ENMAX Conservatory has a stunning reception area and indoor gardens that are sure to impress, and can host as many as 150 guests. We also have our new seasonal restaurant, Grazers, which is a beauitful intimate space for up to 80 individuals. In any of these spaces, our event team specializes in making your themed party larger than life.

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Kid Parties

No matter which venue you choose, the kids will have a great time when Santa makes his guest appearance. A greater time when they see a special zoo play. And the greatest time ever if you add extras like face painting or activity stations.


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Just Grown Ups

The party can be as tame or as wild as you want it to be. Opt for the elegance of a plated dinner. Or mix it up with a reception-style event, complete with passed hors d’oeuvres and action stations. Don’t forget to ask our team about how to create a festive mood with unique furniture, décor and lighting.

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