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Columbus Zoo to Celebrate New Years Earlier for Kids


Powell, OH – Ring in 2023 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Zoo Year’s Eve celebration! This family-friendly event is for the early birds who do not want to wait until midnight to ring in the New Year. 

Zoo Year’s Eve will be held on December 31, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lakeside Theater, located in the Entry Plaza overlooking Conservation Lake. The highlight of the event will be a special New Year’s Eve countdown shortly before noon.

Other features of this family-friendly event include:

·         2023 Re-ZOO-lution activity – Make your resolution and add it to our display board!

·         Meet and greets with several Character Ambassadors, including Polly Polar Bear, Sydnee Koala, Jama Giraffe, and Tommy C. Turtle

·         Hot chocolate (while supplies last)

·         Music

·         Games

·         Zoo Year’ Eve party favors (while supplies last)

Please note: This celebration will take place outdoors, so guests should plan to dress accordingly for the weather.

Zoo Year’s Eve activities are free with paid admission, and guests are invited to explore the rest of the Zoo’s exciting winter offerings during their visit. 

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