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    Celebrate the Holidays Amongst Twinkling Lights & Amazing Animals

    How many different ways have you experienced the award winning Riverbanks Zoo & Garden? It’s a place in Columbia that you can’t easily tire of and is one that provides endless entertainment for all ages. From the everyday zoo adventures like animal encounters, carousel rides and zip line tours to the after-hours events like Brew at the Zoo, Twilight in the Garden and Zoofari, there are dozens upon dozens of experiences to have there.


    Consider adding one more experience to your list: host a party with your company at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden this holiday season!

    Set among the backdrop of nearly one million twinkling lights, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden’s holiday party event spaces are truly unique to Columbia and can help you provide an unforgettable evening for your guests. Your guests will be able to experience Lights Before Christmas, Riverbanks Zoo’s annual ornate holiday festival, in addition to your festivities.


    Celebrate the holidays in style in one of the three indoor event spaces: The Ndoki Lodge, The Aquarium-Reptile Complex, or The Birdhouse. The Ndoki Lodge, Riverbanks’ largest indoor space, has an outdoor fire pit that’s perfect for s’mores. Both The Animal-Reptile Complex and The Birdhouse make socializing with your guests so much more fun because you’re in the company of animals ranging from tropical fish to penguins. There are no other event spaces in Columbia like these!

    Not interested in seeing in Lights Before Christmas or socializing amongst the animals? Riverbanks Zoo & Garden has you covered, and there is an event space perfect for your holiday party in the Botanical Garden. Your guests will walk through a garden filled with twinkle lit tress and cascading fountains to The Magnolia Room, a blank canvas that you can easily decorate to fit your holiday party theme.


    Planning your party with the Events & Hospitality staff at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is easy and stress-free. You simply pick from one of their fabulous event spaces and then choose the catering and bar options that are right for your event. All spaces include furniture, standard linens, and staffing. You even have the option of several fun additions from a Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Beverages Station to animal encounters to a Mini Mason Jar Dessert Station.


    Explore all of the Holiday Party options that Riverbanks Zoo & Garden has to offer here.


    How will you celebrate the holiday season this year? Take advantage of living and working in a town with an award winning attraction like Riverbanks Zoo and plan an unforgettable holiday party that will leave your guests with wonderful memories.