Reindeer Arrive for the Holidays at the Los Angeles Zoo

"Santa can't be far behind."

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The tree is up at The Grove. The ice rinks have started popping up all over the city. There's only one thing left on our preemptive holiday checklist: See some reindeer.

Starting Nov. 26, reindeer will be on display at the Los Angeles Zoo.

"Seeing live reindeer is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, and now you can see them right here at the Los Angeles Zoo.  Santa can't be far behind," said Councilmember Tom LaBonge

The exhibit will run until Jan. 3, according to the zoo:

Visitors to this year's Reindeer Romp will be greeted by a festive winter wonderland!  Larger than life snowflakes and beautiful trees decorated with ornaments line the Zoo's entry plaza, the International Marketplace and Eucalyptus Grove.  At Eucalyptus Grove, patrons can check out the reindeer corral, take part in arts and crafts and on weekends have their photos taken with Santa!  The new backdrop of the reindeer corral, generously donated by Twentieth Century Fox Television, depicts a quaint village that lies beneath vast snow covered mountains, with a three-dimensional train taking center stage!

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the 134 and 5 freeways. Admission is $13 for adults and $8 for children (ages 2 to 12). The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 323-644-4200 or visit

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