Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive Thru

November 28, 2020

December 21, 2020

$20 to $25

Toronto Zoo, Zoo Rd, Scarborough


Events Description


This holiday season, come out to the Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive-Thru for a family-friendly and COVID safe experience! See the beauty of winter at The Toronto Zoo as you and your family drive through our special holiday route from the safety and warmth of your own vehicle.

Drive past our 35 Foot tall Toronto Zoo Christmas Tree and our new Holiday Marketplace on your way to see Santa Claus himself! Make sure you bring your letter to Santa for a COVID safe drop off!*

After a drive by-visit with Santa, you will continue on through the Zoo to see a few special sights: Santa’s cottage where some of his reindeer (caribou) reside and our Enrichment Toy Workshop where you can see some of our Toronto Zoo Elves making toys for our animals.

Along the way, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toys for families in need. We encourage you to bring items and show the holiday spirit by helping out those in your community! Food donations will be going to Second Harvest and toy donations will be going to the Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive.

Revenue from this experience goes towards the operating costs and care of our animals. The Toronto Zoo is a not-for-profit organization that works towards connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction.

Join us this holiday season to experience the beauty of the Zoo in winter and celebrate in a safe and fun way!

Who is it for?

All ages

Vehicle dimensions must not exceed height of 7 feet and width of 9 feet. Motorcycles are not permitted on the drive thru route.
Only members of the same household should travel in the same vehicle.
Do not participate in the drive thru if you or anyone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or self isolating.
Please leave pets at home as they are not permitted on zoo grounds.
Please remain in your vehicle at all times. Keep all windows closed while on the drive thru route. For guest safety, all tailgate, van/car doors, and hatchbacks must remain closed at all times.


Tickets :

  • Members: $20.00 per Car and Non-Members: $25.00 per Car
  • Timed tickets must be pre-purchased online in advance

How to get tickets?

Buy Online




November 28th to December 21st 2020 | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

~ 15-20 minute drive through experience

Letter to Santa accepted only Until Dec 10th 2020

Letters must include your name and return address on the letter and envelope and include Santa’s Mailing address;

Postage not required.

Venue & Address

The Toronto Zoo Drop Off Loop, Zoo Rd, Scarborough

BYOC (Bring Your Own Car), Food and Toy Donations for local families in need, a Letter to Santa*, a camera to take photos of Santa Claus and the sights of the Toronto Zoo, a smart phone or device to listen to the Toronto Zoo Holiday Podcast (Podcast can be downloaded from Spotify, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast) or a radio to listen to our proud sponsor: Toronto’s Holiday Station CHFI.

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