Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo

Wednesday, December 21 – Friday, December 23


Live Nativity Pageant

With Musical Performances

You are invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ through a live re-enactment of the Christmas story featuring animals from the zoo.  The twenty minute pageant will be presented 3 times each evening.  Live musical performances before and after each pageant will be provided by local churches and performing arts groups.


Cost: FREE

Canned Food Drive: We will be collecting non-perishable foods to help families in need. (optional)

Where: Metro Richmond Zoo – Outdoors (dress for the weather)

Date: December 21, 22 & 23

Gates Open: 6:15 pm

Pageant Times: 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30 pm

Music Times:  Musical Performance Schedule

Food: Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hot chocolate will be sold at a nominal fee to benefit local charities

Parking: Overflow Parking is at Grange Hall Elementary school with free shuttle service to the zoo

History: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..”  Each Christmas season we offer this pageant as a gift to the community to celebrate Christ’s birth.  2016 marks the 14th year of the Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo.  It has become a Christmas tradition for many families.  We invite you and your family to join us this year.


The Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo is sponsored by
the Metro Richmond Zoo and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Additional Sponsors


Zoo Early Closure Notice  On Dec 21 - 23 the Zoo will close early at 4:00 pm

Meet actors and live animals after each performance





Musical Performance Schedule

Dec 21st Dec 22nd Dec 23rd
Interlude Singers Encore (Young Midlothian Singers) Suzanne Lawson Arianne Barrus, Soloist
6:30 pm Branches Baptist Festival Bell Ringers &
Bells of Second Branch Baptist Church
Chester United Methodist Church Unity Gospel Ensemble
7:30 pm Young Midlothian Singers Richmond Mormon Chorale Midlothian Baptist Church Choir
8:15 pm Chesterfield Baptist Church Choir Gaudio (JOY in Latin) Virginia Richmond Mission Choir

If you would like to participate as a future performing artist, please send all inquiries to miracleofchristmas@metrorichmondzoo.com

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