The animals at the Little Rock Zoo love the holidays just as much as us! And you can celebrate with them at Holidays in the Wild on Dec. 8 and 15.

Santa will pay a visit to the zoo, enjoy a couple meals and take photos with guests on this special day where he'll also give gifts to various animals.

Tickets are now on sale for seatings at breakfast at 10 a.m. or lunch at 1 p.m. at Café Africa.

Both meals will feature a buffet, Kris Kringle hearing the wish lists of the children who visit with him, photo opportunities, craft time, visits from animal ambassadors and enrichment time when Santa will deliver presents to zoo animals.

"Guests look forward to Holidays is the Wild each and every year," Zoo Director Susan Altrui said in a press release. "It's the perfect kickoff for Christmas festivities, with our animals getting extra enrichment gifts and kids meeting Santa in person and learn about nature and conservation in a fun setting."

Tickets, available online, are $12.95 for adult members, $22.95 for adult non-members, $9.95 for children (ages 3-12) members and $19.95 for children non-members.