Holiday Magic, Presented by H&R Block

December 20

Come celebrate the season at the Charles Paddock Zoo! Do you like getting gifts?  So do the animals! Watch and be delighted as the animals investigate and tear open homemade packages of every shape and size, delivered by Santa and his elves.  During the festivities children will have the opportunity to make a craft to take home and don’t forget to browse our Gift Shop for gift ideas of your own! There will be hot chocolate available to enjoy while you see all of the holiday fun! Be sure to check the schedule so you don’t miss your favorite animal eagerly opening their presents!
Are you interested in what gifts your Zoo friends might enjoy, then enroll in Elves for the Animals with our Education Dept to have the opportunity to help the keepers and Santa prepare for this jolly time the day before!  All participants of Elves for the Animals receive a free admission ticket for Holiday Magic!


Event also sponsored by Pure Pediatric Dentistry

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Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at


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