"A holiday drive-thru:" Enjoy wildlife from the comforts of your car

WEST BEND -- It's a holiday light show with a wild twist. Shalom Wildlife Zoo's "Christmas at the zoo" offers the opportunity to check out animals as you drive through.

Christmas at the zoo runs from Nov. 17th - Dec. 31.

About Christmas at the zoo (website)

Bring your family and friends. In the warmth of your own car, drive slow, relax and enjoy the Wildlife, the unique Holiday displays, and the Holiday Decorations.New in 2017: Lights along the trail for evening animal viewing.You will see Deer, Wolves, Bears, Cougar, Elk, Bison, and much more in this winter wonderland. Come and see the Holiday decorations. The Drive-thru takes about one hour. Santa has Special Messages and Huge Stockings along the way just for you! This is where all good boys and girls will collect five Christmas treasures.Remember to bring your favorite holiday music and your singing voices to get you into the holiday spirit.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 1pm to 4pm
Fri: 1pm to 9pm (last car admitted at 8pm)
Sat: 10am to 9pm (last car admitted at 8pm)
Sun: 10am to 8pm (last car admitted at 7pm)
*Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

***Special Hours: December 26, 27 & 28th: 10AM-8PM***