Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

What is Big Joel's Winter Wonderland you may ask? Well do you like Christmas lights and animals? Then come on out to Big Joel's Winter Wonderland for both because the park will be decked out for the holiday season. We will be open from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm so guests have the option of visiting during the day time or evening hours. With our walk thru experience going into the evening hours it will be much different than your typical Big Joel's visit as we are changing the walking paths and highlighting our winter hardy species!Many of our warm weather loving creatures will be off display keeping nice and toasty! Keep warm by the fire pits, grab some hot cocoa at Rudy's Refreshments, and more. We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

Holiday Highlights!

Christmas Lights, Decorations, and More throughout the Zoo!

Seasonal Animal Display

Rudy's Refreshments- Enjoy some hot cocoa, drinks, snacks, S'more kits, cookies, & more

Fire Pits- Keep yourself warm and toasty, we will be selling S'more kits too!

Holiday Gift Shop- Our gift shop will be expanded with toys, stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, and more. Big Joel's Safari gift certificates and 2021 season passes will be available. Season passes get you unlimited visits for the entire 2021 season.

November 27th thru December 27th

Days & Hours of Operation

Thursday - Sunday from 2:00 - 7:00 pm

(Closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas)

Additional dates: December 21, 22, & 23

Admission: $6.00 ages 2 & up











2 pm - 7 pm


2 pm - 7 pm


2 pm - 7 pm



$8 per person ages 2 to adult

children under 2 are free

Single person season pass $35*

3 person season pass $95*

4 person season pass $130*

Additional season passes can be added to the four pack for $30* each.

* plus taxes

Contact & Location


13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390

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