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Christmas in July at Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay


Powell, OH – Zoombezi Bay invites you to join us in putting the “tide” in Yuletide! During our nine-day Christmas in July celebration, presented by Wendy’s, Central Ohio’s wildest waterpark will be decking the halls and pouring on the holiday cheer from July 23-31, 2022.

Each day of this jolly holiday will feature activities from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the waterpark staying open until 7 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during the Summer Nights events). Activities include: meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus dressed in their summer best, Wendy’s prize giveaways, rolling celebrations featuring our Character Ambassadors, a Club Kringle dance party, and games. Christmas in July guests can also purchase special treats (while supplies last) such as peppermint ice cream and frozen hot chocolate, as well as receive discounts on select retail items during the celebration.

On Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29, the Christmas in July fun will continue into the late night as part of Zoombezi Bay’s Summer Nights event, presented by Velvet Ice Cream. Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can watch their favorite Central Ohio waterpark transform as the sun goes down and their favorite attractions become even more thrilling in the dark. Some favorite rides and attractions will be open until 10 p.m. for thrill-seekers who wish to enjoy some extra splash time in the park. At 8 p.m., the Wild Tides Wave Pool will transform into an aqua-theater for a special showing of “The Santa Clause 2” on July 22 and “Frozen 2” on July 29. Discounts for Summer Nights are available in person at the admission gate for guests arriving after 5 p.m. A Buy One Get One Free offer to redeem online for Summer Nights is also available by scanning the QR code at participating Central Ohio Wendy’s locations.

For additional updates about Zoombezi Bay’s attractions, events and more, visit the waterpark’s website, and be sure to follow Zoombezi Bay on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok.