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Holiday Parties

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Whether looking for creative ideas for your company’s next holiday party or trying to find the perfect space for a family gathering, we’ve got you covered. The Zoo is the natural choice for your next holiday celebration. Your guests will enjoy a private event venue as well as experience the brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music as they stroll throughout the Zoo. Having your party at the Zoo will ensure a fun, unique, and memorable experience that all your guests will be talking about for years to come!


Venue Options

Explore the special event venues below. These spaces are ordered with your guest count in mind. Whichever you choose, the Special Events staff at the zoo will work with you to make your private event elegant and unique.

Masihara Pavilion - up to 1,200 guests

Karamu Outpost - up to 1,000 guests

Brown Education Center - up to 350 guests

Reptile House - up to 200 guests

Natural Encounters - up to 150 guests

Kipp Aquarium - up to 80 guests


Testimonials

“We had our company’s holiday party at the zoo during Zoo Lights. Our staff is still talking about it almost a week later! The food was excellent, as well as the service! The zoo’s event coordinator did an excellent job arranging the event for us. We definitely recommend having an event at the Houston Zoo!”
- Brenda Collier, Golder Associates, Inc.

“ The Houston Zoo during Zoo Lights was the perfect venue for our company holiday party. The staff was terrific, the food was very good, and the atmosphere festive. The employees really enjoyed themselves, which was the ultimate goal.”
- Sherri Sera

“ The Houston Zoo was a wonderful background for our company holiday party. The Zoo Lights added a special touch for our guests…The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect for the event.”
- Stephanie Plugge, Exxon Mobil

Catering

We provide extensive, full-service catering detailed to fit your specific party needs. We have the capabilities and resources to offer a truly unique holiday party.

Zoo Lights Catering Menu


Event Enhancements

If you’re looking to have the most unique special event in town, we’ve got plenty of exciting experiences and extras to ensure your guests have the best time. From animal experiences to beautiful décor, we can help you create the perfect party.

Animal Experience

Holiday Entertainment

Centerpieces

DJ and Bands

Upgraded Linens


Find Out More

Questions? Need Pricing? For more information, fill out our convenient form, and a Houston Zoo Special Events representative will contact you with all the answers.

Houston Zoo Special Events
713-533-6833
events@houstonzoo.org