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Audubon Zoo Hosts Jungle Bells Holiday Party in Audubon Tea Room

Saturday December 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Audubon Zoo will host Jungle Bells, a festive holiday party in the Audubon Tea Room featuring a visit by Santa, a second-line parade, refreshments and complimentary mementos on Saturday, December 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to the appearance by Santa and admission to the Zoo, Jungle Bells guests get to enjoy light holiday refreshments, one holiday photo per child, unlimited carousel and train rides, face-painting, a Zoo inflatable and holiday crafts.

Entertainment includes singing by the Ursuline Academy Elementary School choir, a Nutcracker performance from The Studio and the holiday second line led by Santa riding in a red golf cart. There also will be holiday bingo and a children's book giveaway by Latter Memorial Library.

Tickets for the holiday event are $35 for adults and $30 for children and include Zoo admission. Audubon Nature Institute members get a $3 discount for adults and children. Children under two years of age receive complimentary admission.

Jungle Bells tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold on the day of the event. Advance tickets are available at any Audubon attraction during regular business hours or online here.

The holiday event also will feature an Ugly Sweater Contest with prizes for winners in three categories. Contestants must report to the Tea Room by 3 p.m. There is no additional fee to participate in this contest.

To download the Ugly Sweater Contest entry form, click here.

For more information, call 504-212-5420.

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Audubon Nature institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.