Christmas in July at Zoombezi Bay, presented by Wendy’s®

Christmas in July at Zoombezi Bay, presented by Wendy’s®!

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Coupons will be available in stores on July 6th - July 19th


Zoombezi Bay invites you to put the “tide” in Yuletide with our annual Christmas in July celebration. In addition to all that the park already has to offer, during this week-long celebration guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday music, appearances from Santa’s elves, and more!

While you’ll find Christmas spirit throughout normal operating hours, all Experiential Activities outlined below will take place between 12:00pm – 4:00pm.


-Klub Kringle with DJ IQ

-Located at the Wave Pool outside entrance to Roaring Rapids

-Tent will be rented from O’Neil and remain in place for the week

-Live, family-friendly entertainment from 12:00-3:00pm daily

-Christmas Giveaway at 12:25pm

-DJ IQ and Marketing Staff (Elves) will distribute and manage crowd control

-Giveaways provided by Wendy’s and will be even divided for each day

-All staff handling giveaways will be required to wear masks and gloves

-Rolling Celebrations with Holiday Characters

-Zoo Character Train decorated for Christmas, guided and driven by Elves

-Featuring Zoo Character Ambassadors dressed for the holidays

-Potentially featuring a Reindeer or Snowman visiting character

-Only (2) characters on the train at a time for staff safety and distancing

-Roams throughout different areas of the park throughout the day

-Will stop for photos from a distance

-ALL Characters will remain in train: NO EXCEPTIONS

-Elves will ensure guests maintain social distancing when train is stopped


-The following features will be eliminated in 2020 for the safety of our visitors and staff:

-Santa’s Cabana and ALL Santa and Mrs. Claus appearances

-DJ IQ will NOT feature limbo, hula hoop contests, etc.

-Presence limited to music requests and guest engagement

-Reindeer games (ring toss, corn hole, etc.) with the Elves

-Direct contact with Character Ambassadors

-Zoombezi Bay will utilize combination of ground markings, stanchioning, signage, digital signage, and audio announcements to enforce and remind guests of social distancing

-Face coverings required for staff (unless heat index is 90 degrees or warmer) and recommended for guests

-All high touch surfaces will be regularly disinfected. Restroom facilities will be frequently cleaned and disinfected

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