Texas Wild! Wonderland

Texas Wild! Wonderland

Texas Wild! Wonderland 

Have a holly, jolly good time at the Fort Worth Zoo with this first-ever seasonal event! Our inaugural Texas Wild! Wonderland will transform Texas Town into an enchanted holiday wonderland that is sure to make your spirits bright. Enjoy holiday-themed shows, seasonal foods, photos with Santa, falling snow and many more festivities. The best part? You can waltz through the Texas Wild! Wonderland during regular operating hours for FREE with Zoo admission or a membership. 
*Additional fees may apply with Zoo attractions, seasonal food items, merchandise and photos with Santa. 



Purchase Tickets  Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets!


Dates and times

Texas Wild! Wonderland will take place during park hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the following Saturdays and Sundays only: 
Nov. 27-28 
Dec. 4-5  
Dec. 11-12 
Dec. 18-19 

Good tidings of joy

Strolling characters – Give your season’s greetings to an ice princess, friendly snowman and happy holiday elf strolling throughout Texas Town. Perfect for a photo op!

All aboard the North Pole Express! Spot some festive decorations on your way to Texas Wild! One-way tickets are $4 ($3 for Zoo members).

Take a stroll down the candy cane lane before taking a spin on the Candy Cane Carousel. Tickets are $4 per ride ($3 for Zoo members).

Capture your special memories with a photo with Santa Claus. Photos are $20 and all proceeds from this beloved tradition support the care and feeding of Fort Worth Zoo animals.

Feel like you’re walking in a real winter wonderland with snow falling in Texas Town throughout the day. In the event of rain, snow may be limited.

Stage shows

Jingle and Jolly’s Puppet Show – Join Jingle the Elf and all his puppet friends! Get in the holiday spirit with a caroling snowman and reindeer.

The Holiday Show Ho Ho Ho – Sing along to popular holiday songs with Mrs. Claus and be dazzled with holiday magic.

Holiday-Themed Animal Stage Show – Learn about the world’s holidays and gift giving traditions with special animal guests. (This show is weather dependent.)

Schedule of events
10:30 a.m. Holiday Show Ho Ho Ho (Texas Town)
11:30 a.m. Jingle and Jolly's Puppet Show (Texas Town)
Noon  Holiday-themed Animal Stage Show (OLT)
1 p.m.  Holiday Show Ho Ho Ho (Texas Town)
2 p.m. Holiday-themed Animal Stage Show (OLT)
3 p.m. Jingle and Jolly's Puppet Show (Texas Town)






Special food and merchandise

Indulge in the season’s sweet treats with limited-time offerings of hot chocolate, holiday on a bun, cinnamon pretzels and holiday cookies at Ranch Grill. Plus, enjoy special holiday flavors at Kona Ice and festive fudge at Toadally Texas Treats!


 Scout your route and get a glimpse of what's in store using the map below!






Enter by Dec. 15

Enter you information below and you could win a FREE family four-pack to Texas Wild! Wonderland!


Contest Rules: No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Void where prohibited. Open only to U.S. residents ages 21 and older who legally reside in Texas. Entries accepted online only between 11/24/2021 to 12/15/2021. Employees, board members and their families are not eligible. One entry per household. Winners will be selected in random drawings on Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond; if no response is received, a runner up will be selected. To request winners’ information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Fort Worth Zoo
Attn: Advertising
1998 Colonial Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76110