Holidays at the National Aviary

Spend your holidays at the National Aviary! Enjoy family-fun activities during Season’s Greetings Saturdays, festively-decorated Holiday Brunch in the Garden, and late nights with the birds during Holidays in the Garden Presented by Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.! Don’t forget to stop in our Gift Shop (admission not required to shop) or visit our online store for that perfect present.

Season’s Greetings Saturdays

Saturday, November 27 – December 18; included with admission

Families can write and mail their letter to Santa in our North Pole-approved mailbox, get the opportunity to meet a bird during a winter-themed story time in the theater, and take home a holiday-themed craft!

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Holiday Brunch in the Garden

Sunday, December 12 & 19
Seatings at 11 am and 12:30 pm

Enjoy festively-decorated brunches in The Garden Room! Indulge in a savory menu prepared by Atria’s Specialty Catering, featuring items like Challah French Toast, Farmer’s Basil Crepes in Sauce Mornay, and Red Lentil Curry with baby Boc Choi and Grilled Tofu. National Aviary admission included with the price of brunch!

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Late Nights! Holidays in the Garden Presented by Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

December 26-29 from 5-8 pm

An African Penguin standing on a rock in Penguin Point at the National Aviary

Experience tropical walk-through habitats at night! Spot beautiful birds roosting in the trees all around you. The festive lights, holiday décor, delicious holiday menu, and family-friendly activities will lift your spirits and quickly become a beloved holiday tradition. Come hungry and check out our delicious holiday menu with seasonal cocktails and hot chocolate available for purchase.

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