Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

“Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 10th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers this Monday Dec 31 from 5 – 9 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppets, a meet and greet with Father Time and Baby ZOO Year and the Zoo will cap off all celebrations with an EARLY countdown with fireworks presented by Rozzi Fireworks.

Schedule of Activities:

5 p.m.                                PNC Festival of Lights Begins

6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.   Madcap Puppets

8 p.m.                                Party Favors & Costume Characters

8:55 p.m.                          Countdown & Fireworks Begin


This event is included with paid zoo admission. Purchase your tickets today at

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